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Committees Offer Short-Term Solution For Highway Trust Fund

Two powerful committees in Congress have signed off on separate but similar extensions that would prop up the Highway Trust Fund with $10.8 billion through May 2015. The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by...

Trucking Industry Planning To Add Capacity To Keep Up With High Demand

Even though the U.S. economy has shown weakness as of late, data explains that the economy is still expanding. Despite the trucking industry struggling to obtain new drivers, With the demand for freight ever-growing,...
PACCAR Investment And Stocks

Time To Invest In PACCAR And Heavy Duty Trucking?

PACCAR is one of the largest manufacturers of trucks in the world, as well as a strong Fortune 500 company. And with competitor names such as Kenworth and Peterbilt that have been a staple...

Another School Shooting In New Mexico Raises More Questions Then Answers

Another school shooting in Roswell, New Mexico, now raises more questions then answers. It happened in a middle school gym, another terrifying scene of outrage and disgust. A 12 year old student walked into...
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Big Rig Talk – Trucking Industry Driver Shortage

30,000 Truck Drivers Needed Welcome to another segment of Big Rig Talk and thanks for taking the time to spend a few minutes with yours truly. I spend a lot of my time reading from...

OOIDA Announces New Director Of Regulatory Affairs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Photo by: Nikohle Ellis Scott Grenerth Grenerth spent 13 years as a trucker based out...
Cargo Thefts In Trucking 2Q 2015

Cargo Thefts Drop In 2nd Quarter; Value Down Also

The trucking industry received great news yesterday at FreightWatch International released their quarterly report on cargo thefts. According to the report, cargo theft incidents in the second quarter dropped 27 percent while the number...

Sysco Ends Planning To Merge With With US Foods

Sysco Corp. has terminated its planned merger with U.S. Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted. In February, the FTC filed an administrative complaint arguing that the...

Indiana Truck Driver Shot In Detroit And Burned

A truck driver was found shot and burned to death early Thursday in the cab of his truck, which had been set on fire, said Detroit Police Public Information Officer Sandra Whitfield. Today, police...

File Form 2290 For Heavy Vehicle Use Tax 2014-2015

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