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OOIDA, 3 Safety Advocacy Groups Petition For Reconsideration of Entry-level dDiver Training Rule

OOIDA, 3 safety advocacy groups petition for reconsideration of entry-level driver training ruleMany industry stakeholders decried the lack of a BTW minimum. On the American Trucking Associations and the National Association of Small Trucking Companies supported the final rule as published. ... OOIDA, 3 safety advocacy groups petition for reconsideration of entry-level driver training rule - The Trucker

WIT Seeks To Quantify Number of Women In Trucking

http://www.gobytrucknews.com/wit-seeks-to-count-women/123WIT Seeks To Quantify Number of Women In TruckingNTI's COO Leah Shaver serves on the Women In Trucking Association board of directors. “We know that women represent a largely underdeveloped minority group in our industry,” said Shaver. WIT Seeks To Quantify Number of Women In Trucking - Go By Truck News

Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Falls Again

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2017/01/cross-border-truck-freight-value-falls-again.aspxTrucking and two other freight transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2016 compared to the same time a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report. Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Falls Again

Road conditions causing havoc for truck drivers

http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Road-Consitions-causing-havoc-for-truck-drivers-409742615.htmlRoad conditions causing havoc for truck driversMany trucking companies around the region are losing business this week. The California trucking association reports $4.7 million of commerce moves through I-80 every hour. ... Road conditions causing havoc for truck drivers - KOLO

National Training Standards for New Truck, Bus Drivers Take Effect Feb. 6

https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/01/05/national-training-standards-take-effect-feb-6.aspxNational Training Standards for New Truck, Bus Drivers Take Effect Feb. 6"This new rule represents the culmination of a sustained and coordinated effort to identify appropriate pre-licensing CDL standards that will enhance safety on our nation's roads," said FMCSA Administrator T.F. Scott Darling, III. National Training Standards for New Truck, Bus Drivers Take Effect Feb. 6 - Occupational Health and Safety

What Makes For a Top Truck Technician

http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/what-makes-top-truck-technicianFleets and trucking companies today compete just as much for good technicians as they do in the constant search for drivers. Fleet Owner spoke with some of the best techs around for insight on what makes them tick: why'd they became a truck technician, what's good, what isn't? What makes for a top truck technician

Outlook: Truck Equipment And The New Administration

http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-truck-equipment-and-new-administrationSummarizing the truck equipment regulations newly on the books or in development for 2017 was more straightforward before Donald Trump was elected president. By and large, however, equipment suppliers and analysts don’t expect significant challenges to ongoing initiatives—with one possible exception: the next round of truck fuel efficiency standards, known as the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards (Phase 2). Outlook: Truck equipment and the new administration

Connected Trucking and Connected Living: Rewards and Risks

http://fleetowner.com/blog/connected-trucking-and-connected-living-rewards-and-risksI’m sure many fleets and truck drivers are quite tired of hearing about all the potential improvements that can be gained through “connected trucking” and “connected living” for that matter, to use two phrases now currently in vogue. Connected trucking and connected living: Rewards and risks

Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2017/01/spot-truckload-freight-rates-jump-capacity-tightens-at-year-s-end.aspxStrong load-to-truck ratios during the final week of 2016 led to some of the highest spot truckload rates of the year, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards. Spot Truckload Freight Rates Jump, Capacity Tightens at Year’s End

Event to Help Fleets Get Jump Start on ELD Mandate

J. J. Keller & Associates introduces ‘Practical Guidance for ELog Success: From Ideas to Plan’ Complying with the FMCSA’s ELD mandate will require motor carriers to use new technology, new processes, and new skills. To help them prepare for these changes, J. J. Keller & Associates announced a new educational event, which will be held nationwide in 2017. Event to help fleets get jump start on ELD mandate

Construction Begins on New Jersey Intermodal Terminal

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44411Construction has begun on an intermodal terminal at the Global Container Terminals in Bayonne, New Jersey, to connect on-site to CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads and to offer an alternative that could result in fewer containers being placed on trucks. Construction Begins on New Jersey Intermodal Terminal

CDL Changes Provide Greater Flexibility For Ag Businesses

CDL changes provide greater flexibility for ag businessesThe Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced new seasonal options available for the Restricted Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL), which will provide greater flexibility for producers CDL changes provide greater flexibility for ag businesses - Dubois County Free Press

STA Moves into Larger, Better Equipped Location

http://www.trucknews.com/infrastructure/sta-moves-larger-better-equipped-location/1003076627/REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has a new home, a process that has taken nearly a decade to come to fruition. STA moves into larger, better equipped location

Vocational Profile: Oversized Experts

http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-profile-oversized-expertsBerard Transportation is up to the task of hauling heavy loads A 65-ton electrical building needs to be transported from Texas to North Dakota. A 200,000-lb. skid must travel over 80 mi. in Louisiana. Two vessels weighing 250,000 lbs. each and reaching 28 ft. Vocational Profile: Oversized experts

What Fleet Routing Solution is Right for My Company?

https://logisticsviewpoints.com/2017/01/04/what-fleet-routing-solution-is-right-for-my-company/What Fleet Routing Solution is Right for My Company?In TMS, that means a focus in particular on the role of the dispatcher. What Fleet Routing Solution is Right for My Company? - Logistics Viewpoints (blog)

Driverless Trucks Threaten Millions of Jobs, and We Aren't Ready

http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1113417004/driverless-trucks-job-loss/Driverless trucks threaten millions of jobs, and we aren't readyThe spread of self-driving tractor-trailers across the shipping industry could jeopardize the jobs of almost 1.7 million truck drivers, according to new research published last month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). Driverless trucks threaten millions of jobs, and we aren't ready - RedOrbit

Brooklyn Train Crash Renews Talk of Operator Health Precautions

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-derailment-safety-idUSKBN14O29FBrooklyn train crash renews talk of operator health precautionsNEW YORK A commuter train crash at a busy New York City terminal on Wednesday morning was the latest of several accidents that have focused attention on how rail agencies monitor the health of their operators, especially sleep disorders. Brooklyn train crash renews talk of operator health precautions - Reuters

Update: Streets open after train collides with Pepsi truck - The Sun Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/traffic/article124693519.htmlUpdate: Streets open after train collides with Pepsi truckThe Pepsi-Cola delivery truck became stuck on the tracks and the driver was not in the vehicle at the time of impact, police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes said. Update: Streets open after train collides with Pepsi truck - The Sun Herald

Truck Driver in Fatal Holland-area Crash Had License Suspended, Long Record

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/driver-involved-in-fatal-crash-has-extensive-driving-record/382178642Truck driver in fatal Holland-area crash had license suspended, long recordPolice say 41-year-old Cameron Burrows was traveling eastbound in his truck on Business I-196 when he ran a red light and crashed into the driver's side of the northbound car driven by 65-year-old Sandra Deboer. Truck driver in fatal Holland-area crash had license suspended, long record - WZZM13.com