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Feds Release May Freight TSI Showing Big Increase in Trucking

July 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Feds Release May Freight TSI Showing Big Increase in Trucking

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.8 percent in May from April when seasonally-adjusted, improving after a month of decline. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) said the May 2015 index [...]

Survey: Trucking’s Hazmat Regs ‘Would Confuse Einstein’

July 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
USDOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Placards on rear of a Fuel Tanker

A survey recently conduced by Labelmaster contends that figuring out the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials is truly a challenge And according to more than half of the 136 shipping executives surveyed (56 percent), even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out the 49 CFR [...]

Shipper Group To Congress: Heavier Six-axle Trucks are ‘Safe’

July 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP), a group of nearly 200 of the nation’s top manufacturers, shippers, carriers and allied associations, wants Congress to review data from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Comprehensive Truck Size & Weight Limits Study. Then it wants Congress to reform interstate vehicle weight limits for [...]

J.J. Keller Publishes New DOT Handbook for New Truck Drivers

June 29, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Regulations
J.J. Keller Publishes New DOT Handbook for New Truck Drivers

J.J. Keller has developed its new DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers, which provides drivers with a wide range of easy-to-understand information on DOT compliance and general orientation topics. Ideal for driver “finishing training,” new hire orientation training, and as a reference for drivers new to the field, [...]

10,000 Veterans Now Have CDLs Due to FMCSA Waiver Program

June 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
10,000 Veterans Now Have CDLs Due to FMCSA Waiver Program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have now taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Military Skills Test Waiver Program. In the first three years of the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, approximately 6,000 former military personnel obtained a civilian commercial [...]

FMCSA Shuts Down a Pair of Trucking Fleets in 2 States

June 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in separate actions has ordered Payson, Ill.-based Rhino Displays and Hampton, Ga.-based Prudential Carriers, respectively, to immediately shut down following federal investigations that revealed numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations by both companies. In July 2010, Rhino, a [...]

VisTracks Develops DOT-Compliant ELD for Trucking Fleets

June 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
VisTracks Develops DOT-Compliant ELD for Trucking Fleets

VisTracks, which provides M2M and truck fleet technologies, is marketing its new SnapTraq hours of service suite of DOT-compliant tablet and portal managed services. SnapTraq Hours of Services is solely available through VisTracks’ partners under the partner’s own brand. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued mandates for [...]

ATA’s President Lambastes DOT’s ‘Flimsy’ Truck Productivity Report

June 8, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has come down hard on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for releasing a long overdue study on the potential impacts of changing truck size and weight limits that the ATA says shouldn’t be used as a basis for [...]

New York Man Sentenced in Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme

June 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations
New York Man Sentenced in Fraudulent CDL Test-Taking Scheme

A New York man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 28 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for mail fraud in connection to a CDL test-taking scheme. The judge cited the threat to public safety as warranting the harsh sentence. Jose Payano was found [...]

BTS Freight Numbers for March Show Trucking Up 0.9%

May 29, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
BTS Freight Numbers for March Show Trucking Up 0.9%

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 billion in March as three out of the five transportation modes — air, rail, and truck — carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in March of last year. According to the TransBorder Freight Data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), [...]