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Monday, September 28, 2015

The long-running truck driver shortage is getting worse and is limiting carriers’ expansion plans at a time when economic growth is beginning to constrain surface transportation capacity. Finding and retaining enough complaint truck drivers “is the biggest single challenge for us as an industry,” a top trucking industry executive says.
Posted on 09/28 at 09:24 AM
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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Port of Oakland said today it’s nearly a third of the way through its annual maintenance dredging program for 2015.
Posted on 09/21 at 01:32 PM
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices (ELD) has been pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the most recent Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
Posted on 09/17 at 10:38 AM

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

For more than a long time, there has been heavy debate and discussion over truck size and weight-related issues. One argument that has been consistently made over time in an effort to allow heavier and longer trucks on the road, with the objective of increasing highway productivity, has been to reform Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks. This topic again came to light last week, with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis..) introducing the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act.
Posted on 09/15 at 12:46 PM
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Saturday, August 01, 2015

While there’s adequate capacity in what’s viewed as a less chaotic market than last year, carriers have regained a position of strength as the supply/demand equation rests comfortably in their favor. As a result, truckers are seeking “shippers of choice” as looming capacity worries continue to mount.
Posted on 08/01 at 05:00 PM
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Friday, July 31, 2015

A new Government Accountability Office report on the effects of changes to truck driver hours of service rules has sparked a war of words between the American Trucking Associations and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the arm of the Transportation Department that is in charge of making those rules.
Posted on 07/31 at 10:43 AM

Monday, July 27, 2015

The report, entitled “U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026, which is drafted by ATA and IHS Global Insight, calls for a 28.6 percent hike in annual freight tonnage, as well as a 74.5 percent gain in freight revenues to $152 trillion in 2026.
Posted on 07/27 at 10:54 AM

Monday, July 20, 2015

The era of driverless trucks – or autonomous vehicles, as they are known euphemistically – may be a lot closer to reality than many people think.
Posted on 07/20 at 09:33 AM
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Even with some declines, data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) still makes it clear that the annualized turnover rates for truck drivers still remains high.
Posted on 07/15 at 10:26 AM
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In passing a Transportation and House and Urban Appropriations Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill yesterday, the United States House of Representatives received plaudits from the trucking sector for two provisions included in the bill’s language that the American Trucking Associations said “are critical for improving the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry.”
Posted on 06/10 at 10:16 AM

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