Trucking Fatalities Increase 4th Year In A Row; What Can Be Done To Reverse The Trend

Large Trucking Fatalities 2014

Fatalities In Large-Truck Crashes Increase Again Trucking fatalities in large-truck crashes increased for the 4th consecutive year in a roll according to the Department of Transportation.While other safety measures have been made and we’ve seen improvements in safety, large-truck fatalities continues to be a blimp in the system. Fatalities rose to 3,964 people last year,…

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Trucking Industry Failing To Replace Aging Truck Drivers

Average Age Of Truck Drivers 2015

Over 78 Percent Of Drivers Are 35 Or Older Should the trucking industry be concerned about the aging workforce in a report released about the American Trucking Association? You bet they should. In the last two decades, the average media age for truck drivers has changed drastically. This data released by the ATRI shows a…

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Department Of Transportation Urges Truck Drivers To Sleep

Truck Drivers Get 80 Hours Back

Truck Drivers Happy With More Production, More Money With the 34 hour restart rollback complete, the Department of Transportation is urging truck drivers to get sleep.Numerous truck drivers and trucking organizations applauded congress for including the suspension of the 34 hour restart in the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill. Hours-of-service rules have been used for…

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Trucking Industry Thanks Congress For 34 Hour Restart Suspension

Senator Susan Collins 34 Hour Restart Rule

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) Hero To Trucking Industry Several organizations from the trucking industry have thanked Congress for the 34 hour restart suspension. American Trucking Association President and CEO Bill Graves was one that showed his appreciation. “We have known since the beginning that the federal government did not properly evaluate the potential impacts of the…

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Guide to Tippers and Dropsides

New ‘2-tonne’ Ford Transit – American styling, but a solid workhorse – shown as a crew cab dropside.

Almost every mainstream light commercial manufacturer has an off-the-shelf 3.5-tonne gross weight tipper and dropside in its catalogue or somewhere on its web site. It is not hard to see their appeal. Buy a Ready-Bodied Tipper or Dropside Go the off-the-shelf route and by definition the vehicle you need will be available almost immediately. That’s…

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U.S. Manufacturing Output In November Up 1.1 Percent

Manufacturing Output 2014

Manufacturing Output Climbed 4.8 Percent Year To Year U.S. manufacturing output in November finally surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production continues to thrive late in the year. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production rose 1.1 percent last month, up from a 0.4 percent improvement in October. Manufacturing output has risen 4.8 percent over…

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Marcus Mariota Of Oregon Wins Heisman Trophy

Oregon Duck Quarterback Wins Heisman

Oregon Duck Quarterback Wins Heisman Trophy In Landslide Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night and controlled the voting committee in a runaway to become the first native Hawaiian to ever win the award. He delivered a powerful speech that put a focus on the many children that idolize the…

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More Freight And Rate Hikes Could Be Ahead For Trucking Executives

Trucking Rates May Go Up

More Freight, Higher Rates Concern Trucking Management After a winter season that the trucking industry now far remembers, the trucking economy is stronger then ever. Trucking executives are encouraged by a stronger economy that continues to show growth in the coming months. But fears are beginning to mount and some of the industry’s top executives…

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Freight Index

Five Years: Freight Transportation Services Index, October 2009 – October 2014 Table Version | Excel Source for Recession Dates: National Bureau of Economic Research, US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.3 percent in October…

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