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Senate Confirms Top DOT Nominees
Transport Topics, July 24, 2014
The Senate on July 24 easily confirmed the nominations of two Transportation Department officials for senior positions...[More]

Pennsylvania testing 70-mph limit on parts of two interstates
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2014
Pennsylvanians will save a few minutes on highways where the speed limit is raised to 70 mph but probably will pay a price in more crashes, injuries and fatalities, two safety advocates warned...[More]

ATA calls on Senate to adopt shorter Highway Trust Fund patch
The Trucker, July 23, 2014
Today, the American Trucking Associations called on the U.S. Senate to adopt a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term, well-funded highway bill sooner, rather than later...[More]

DOT Research Could Benefit Fleets Through Use of Wireless Inspections
Transport Topics, July 21, 2014
Imagine being able to have trucks and their drivers wirelessly inspected as they travel at highway speed — then top that off with improving the vehicle’s fuel efficiency...[More]

ATA Tonnage Index Rises 2.3% in June
Transport Topics, July 22, 2014
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index rose 2.3% on a year-over-year basis last month, capping a second quarter when freight levels improved from earlier in 2014, the federation reported...[More]

Want to avoid carrier hell? Don't make 'em dwell!
DC Velocity, July 22, 2014
Shippers, want to please the carriers in your life? Don't keep 'em waiting!...[More]

Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state
Overdrive, July 18, 2014
Washington’s Pierce County became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas...[More]

Technology viewed as key to unlocking profit
Fleet Owner, July 14, 2014
From route analysis to fuel economy performance programs, technology is rapidly being seen as a critical lever to growing profits for trucking companies large and small – even for businesses that don’t haul freight for a living...[More]

How a Long Haul Carrier Implemented Technology and Changed their Culture to More Profitably Serve their Customers
Forbes, July 14, 2014
Lauren Howard, Vice President of Customer Service at Celadon Trucking Services, spoke at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum conference in May...[More]

Volvo introduces wireless fleet management package; will work with remote diagnostics platform
The Trucker, July 15, 2014
Volvo Trucks has upped its game in the on-board intelligence arena with the introduction of a new fleet management package by Telogis to work in concert with Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics platform, spokesmen for the two companies said today during a media webinar...[More]

Highways Need a Higher Gas Tax
The New York Times, July 15, 2014
About 10,000 motorists die each year because of inadequate road conditions, and millions of other Americans waste large portions of their lives stuck in traffic or stalled trains...[More]

Agency makes carrier insurance increase priority, delays Safety Fitness Determination rule
Commercial Carrier Journal, July 15, 2014
The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a Department of Transportation report issued this week...[More]

Mississippi Department of Transportation opens Nesbit weigh station for tour
The Republic, July 11, 2014
Maj. Dennis Hopper had an apt description of the gadget that sat along the road at the MDOT weigh station on Interstate 55 in DeSoto County...[More]

The future begins today: Technology that will revolutionize trucking is already here
Commercial Carrier Journal, July 10, 2014
Technology unveiled in Europe in recent weeks — like Daimler’s self-driving tractor-trailer, pictured here — will revolutionize trucking in the U.S. and globally in the coming years...[More]

North American freight volumes hit pre-recession high
The Journal of Commerce, July 9, 2014
Five straight months of growth have pushed North American freight shipments to a height not seen since the beginning of the recession, according to the Cass Freight Index...[More]

House bill would extend highway funding through May 2015
Fleet Owner, July 9, 2014
The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled tomorrow, July 10, to consider legislation (H.R. 5021) that would extend the authorization and financing for surface transportation programs – including funding for highway construction and for operations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – through May 31, 2015...[More]

Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program
Overdrive, July 8, 2014
An agency subcommittee will meet at the end of the month to determine whether the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration met its objectives with the three-year cross-border pilot program with Mexico, which started in 2011 and ends Sept. 30 of this year...[More]

L.A. port truckers begin indefinite strike
Commercial Carrier Journal, July 8, 2014
The Port of Los Angeles has reported no cargo traffic disruptions during the first day of an indefinite truckers strike over wages and working conditions at three area drayage companies...[More]

 

 

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