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(Sendout Date - November 21, 2013) - The new changes to the Hours-Of-Service (HOS) have proven problematic for drivers and carriers alike, who reported a decrease in pay and productivity. The rules came into effect July 1 and now, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling for the U.S. Congress to suspend the rule  until an independent review has been completed. "W...
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(Sendout Date - November 14, 2013) - A $150-million court decision in California sent a loud message to the industry this week when a parked tractor-trailer was cited as the cause of a fatal accident. Both the trucker and the carrier were deemed negligent for parking in the wrong place under the wrong conditions.
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(Sendout Date - November 07, 2013) - ACT reports new heavy truck orders made a good comeback in October - a positive turnout, compared to the past couple of months. Though it was expected, according to ACT Senior Partner and General Manager Ken W.Vieth, since Q4 is typically the start of the...
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(Sendout Date - October 31, 2013) - Is a minimum training standard on the horizon for professional truck drivers? It may be in Alberta. The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced this week that it is conducting a survey about driver training and a minimum training standard.
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(Sendout Date - October 24, 2013) - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released its top ten list of trucking industry concerns this week. The 2013 survey, which was commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), had a 41 percent increase in responses compared to 2012: A total...
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(Sendout Date - October 17, 2013) - September's DAT North American Freight Index saw a seasonal drop of 5.3 percent in spot market truckload freight volume from August, pointing to a change in Q3 seasonal patterns. That month-to-month drop aside, the Index was up 22 percent year-over-year, marking the hig...
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(Sendout Date - October 10, 2013) - "What's the one thing that you need to be really, really worried about over the next two weeks," Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, asked attendees at the 27th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Technology yesterday. "The debt ceili...
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(Sendout Date - October 03, 2013) - Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference yesterday. During a presentation on Bison's recent foray into the natural gas-powered tractor market, Trevor...
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(Sendout Date - September 26, 2013) - Vitran announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. LTL business to a company owned by Matthew Moroun, son of Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel 'Matty Moroun. "For the last several years, Vitran has invested substantial time and capital to im...
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(Sendout Date - September 19, 2013) -   A lot more freight has been available on the spot market over the past week, but it has also pushed rates down. New figures released from DAT show total spot market freight needing to be moved increased 22% September 8-14, compared to the previous seven days.
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(Sendout Date - September 12, 2013) - Winnipeg St. Boniface Councillor Dan Vandal wants his constituents to be able to have a beer in peace and quiet, so he has proposed banning trucks on Provencher Blvd. That detour could end up costing the city $600,000, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) said today.
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(Sendout Date - September 05, 2013) - Back in the distant past, back in the days before twerking and selfies were part of anybody’s vocabulary, natural-gas and heavy-duty trucking were completely incompatible. Not now. Natural gas is a burgeoning part of the...
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