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Amazon Distribution Centers

Amazon Building Their Semi-Truck Fleet Signals Bigger Changes Ahead

Amazon's Recent Truck & Trailer Purchases Number In Thousands Amazon.com is implementing a game changing strategy, using a delivery truck fleet for shipping orders to customers. The idea of starting to put together a private...
The Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show Returns With New Events

The Great American Trucking Show is a trucking convention with over 500,000 feet of exhibit space that happens in Dallas in August each year at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Some of the exciting...
ATA Truck Tonnage Index

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Up 3.5 Percent In November

ATA For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index Spikes In November American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.5% in November, following an increase of 0.5% during the previous month.  In November, the index...

President Obama Announces Actions For Trucking Industry Regarding MPG

It's been exactly three weeks since President Obama's State of the Union Address. Since then, Obama has issued several executive orders, including Tuesday's announcement that details his plans to toughen fuel standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles in...

OOIDA; FMCSA Electronic-Log Mandate Will Have Negative Impact

In official comments to federal regulators, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says a proposed mandate for electronic logging devices on all trucks would have negative consequences on drivers’ health, privacy, safety and economic interests. The...
ATA Honors Top Executives

Top Level Management In The Trucking Industry Honored By ATA

San Diego, CA – Every year, the American Trucking Association honors top level management in the trucking industry. This year was no different as several high-level executives took home honors. At the 2014 American...
Roy Williams Dallas Cowboys

Former Dallas Cowboy Receiver Roy Williams Finding Success In Trucking

Former Dallas Cowboy receiver Roy Williams use to catch touchdowns for a living. Williams was a superstar from the moment he stepped on the field. Now, the former Dallas Cowboy superstar is finding success...
Trump And Trucking

Trump And Trucking: What It Means For Trucking Industry

The famous 2016 Presidential Election will certainly go down as one of the toughest, hard-hitting elections in history, not to mention one of the most biased. I really doubt you'll find a trucker (real...
Port Truck Drivers Strike Again

Port Truck Drivers On Strike Again In Long Beach And Los Angeles

Truck driver strikes have become all to familiar at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports over the years and port truck drivers are back on strike again. Over 200 truck drivers began striking...
safety threats

Safety Threats for Workers in Various Occupations

Are you starting a new job or considering other options for a career path? When you start weighing possibilities for heading in a new direction with your career, it’s so important to take into...