Author: Randy

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.  Read more here.

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Trucking employment grew for second straight month in August

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment grew by 3,400 jobs in August, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The DOL also upwardly revised July’s gains to 2,200.  Read more here.

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Prevent Fuel Theft and Diesel Theft from Big Trucks

No trucker can afford stolen fuel. So how can you prevent fuel theft? What products and practices prevent diesel theft? Find more information here.

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Trucking’s Image Campaign Earns National Recognition

The trucking industry’s message campaign of safety and reliability is connecting with the public in a big way, and a national firm has recognized that.  Read more here.

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Cab Seat Technology Addresses Truck Driver Health

Driving a truck for hours on end day after day takes its toll on the body, but the engineers of today’s cab seats are doing more than ever to address driver health and comfort concerns. These seats offer an array of features that soothe body aches and pains, reduce vibration and accommodate the range of body sizes.  Read more here.

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Trucking – FMCSA makes some hours exemptions permanent

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has retroactively adopted several regulations required by the FAST Act highway bill dealing mainly with exemptions.  Read more here.

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Truckers – Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

The state of Michigan will implement a pilot program later this year that will allow police to conduct roadside saliva tests to determine the presence of drugs in a driver’s system.  Read more here.

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Freight TSI Up for 2nd Month

The Freight Transportation Services Index, which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.2 percent in May from April, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The May 2016 index level (121.8) was 28.6 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.  Read more here.

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Roadcheck 2016: What your drivers need to know

It’s that time of year again.  The 29th annual International Roadcheck takes place this week.  And this year, there’s an emphasis on tire safety.  Read more here.

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Driverless trucks to automate ‘millions’ of jobs?

“No technology will automate away more jobs—or drive more economic efficiency—than the driverless truck,” writes Ryan Peterson, founder and CEO of Flexport, in a piece that’s garnered nearly 20,000 shares and more than 100 comments.  Read more here.

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