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Trucking Deaths Down 8 Percent

Trucking Deaths Down In Preliminary DOL Report Fatal trucking deaths are down 8 percent according to a recent preliminary report given by the U.S. Department of Labor. The report stated that trucking deaths in the...

NTSB Offers Recomendations-Truck Driver Safety

  The National Transportation Safety Board met in Washington on Thursday, urging the National Highway Safety Administration to consider recommendations that promote truck driver safety. The NTSB made seven recommendations to improve tractor-trailer safety. The NTSB...
CSX 2015 1Q Earnings

CSX Earnings Report 11 Percent Increase In 1Q Earnings

CSX Corp. reported a 11 percent increase in first quarter earnings year to year. CSX reported earnings of $442 million dollars, or $0.45 cents per share. 1Q earnings were at $398 million dollars a...

Truckload Linehaul Rates In North America Up 5.2 Percent In June

Promising Truckload Linehaul Rates Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2 percent higher than in June of last year, the Cass Truckload Index shows. “As demand continues to increase while capacity...

FMCSA Wants To Track Drug And Alcohol Offenses Among Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration "FMCSA" is currently reviewing public comments on a proposed implementation of a nationwide clearinghouse to track drug and alcohol offenses among commercial driver’s license holders. John Esparza, president and CEO...

Hurricane Arthur Update-Likely To Reach Category 2 Hurricane

Truck drivers and anyone in the area better take notice that Hurricane Arthur is here. Hurricane Arthur is strengthening over the Atlantic, with forecasters predicting it will become a strong Category 2 as it...

Restart Rule Will Hurt Highway Safety

In a letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg expressed strong support for an amendment to a bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins...

Two Semi-Trucks Responsible For 5 Deaths on Interstate 55 And Route 6

  Truck DriverFrancisco Espinal-Quiroz Charged Two semi-trucks responsible for 5 deaths is now under investigation after Monday's fatal crashes that killed 5 people and injured 5 more. The driver of a semi-truck that hit three stopped vehicles on Interstate 55 Monday...
FRA Issues 967.1 Million Dollar Loan

Federal Railroad Administration Issues $967.1M MTA Loan For Commuter Railroads

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today closed on a $967.1 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in order to facilitate the deployment...

Truckload Turnover Over 90 Percent For 9th Straight Quarter

Turnover at large truckload carriers was up slightly to 92 percent in the first quarter, holding above 90 percent for the 9th straight quarter, American Trucking Associations reported today. Over-the-road truckload turnover rates were largely unchanged from the fourth quarter,...