Freight TSI Up for 2nd Month

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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

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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?

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“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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What is the value of Women In Trucking Association?

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Women In Trucking Association (WIT) started with a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who were focused on increasing the percentage of women employed in the trucking industry. In the eight years since its inception, the organization is successfully moving its mission forward.  Read more here.

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Top 20 Most Frequently Ticketed Types Of Cars

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A recent study comparison shopping insurance company Insurance.com compared insurance claims and traffic data from February 2014 through February 2016 to try to determine which models attract more tickets.   See the results here.

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Trucking – Why Caring for Drivers’ Health Pays Off Long Term

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When following up with drivers after orientation to make health and wellness a long-term lifestyle change, coaching and education work best. Drivers really appreciate it when someone takes the time to work with them. You can’t just load up on the front end. There has to be follow-through to show your company cares about their health.  Read more here.

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How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

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Given the hype of late about a coming technology revolution in the trucking industry, the framework for which already in place, Overdrive sought to explore these questions in hopes of offering a realistic take on what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades.

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Daimler Unveils Highway Pilot Connect Truck Platooning

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Daimler Trucks unveiled the Highway Pilot Connect, a truck platooning system that has already been approved for use in a limited area in Germany, while its Highway Pilot autonomous driving system has been approved for use throughout the country.  Read more here.

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Driving Hours Requirement Remains Sticking Point in Driver Training Plan

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Some 25 years in the making, the entry-level driver training proposal just published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been widely welcomed by the trucking industry—which shouldn’t come as a surprise, since trucking representatives occupied several seats at the table as the requirements were developed last year. But that doesn’t mean the plan is perfect.  Read more here.

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Further Delays in Publication of Speed Limiter Rule

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The projected publication dates of two looming trucking regulations have been delayed again, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update. The delayed rules include a proposal to require speed limiters and one to develop a database of truckers who have failed a drug or alcohol test.  Read more here.

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