Good Deed: Rush-hour drivers give trucker a hand

Posted in: Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling News, Trucking News- Nov 25, 2014 No Comments

During afternoon rush hour a few weeks ago, my wife and I were heading north on Norcross Road toward Highway 153. Traffic was heavy in all directions. As we stopped for a red light at the intersection of Ely Road, a large pickup truck traveling east stalled in the middle of the intersection. The driver, […]

Early morning fire destroys trucking company building in St. Agatha

Posted in: Freight Hauling News, Trucking News- Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

Julia Bayly | BDN Firefighters mop up after an early morning fire destroyed the R.F. Chamberland garage in St. Agatha on Saturday.  ST. AGATHA, Maine — The state fire marshall is on the scene in St. Agatha to determine the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed the R.F. Chamberland, Inc. garage and workshop. […]

Truckers Battle Over Work Hours

Posted in: Trucking News- Nov 18, 2014 No Comments

Despite setbacks in the struggle, truckers continue to fight for better safety regulations. The changes to trucking laws have negatively impacted productivity by at least 3 to 5 percent, according to the American Trucking Association—without promising any real solution for driver fatigue. The ATA and other groups want to repeal certain aspects of the DOT’s latest regulations. […]

Freight Groups Ask White House for West Coast Port Talks Mediator

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More than 100 groups that are concerned about the direction of newly contentious West Coast port contract talks asked President Obama to name a federal mediator to foster a settlement. “While the parties to the negotiation stated earlier this year that they would continue operations throughout the negotiations, we have seen crisis levels of congestion […]

Lawmakers approve transportation funding plan in South Dakota

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PIERRE, S.D. — Lawmakers looking for ways to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in necessary repairs to highways and bridges have finalized a proposal that will go to the Legislature. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee passed the recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle’s plan would […]

NASTC names its America’s Best Drivers team 2014

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The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named the 13 member drivers of its 2014 America’s Best Drivers team, among them independent owner-operator Richard Clapp, based in Villa Grove, Ill., with 46 years behind him and upward of 4 million accident free miles. [related-post id="69088"/]The members of the groups represent, all told, 533 years of […]

Trucking Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

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Unemployment in the U.S. fell again in October, pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The economy created 214,000 jobs during the month, pushing the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent lower to 5.8%. The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs during October, 2.5% […]

TravelCenters Offer Complimentary Meals on Veteran’s Day

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TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day. Participating TA and Petro Stopping Center sit down restaurants will be providing free meals for veterans to honor their service to the country. On Nov. 11, any veteran with a CDL license can receive a complimentary […]

How to Determine Whether Your Freight Broker Is Legitimate

Posted in: Trucking Finance News, Trucking News- Oct 24, 2014 No Comments

By Svetlana Guineva Wouldn’t it be great if you did your business trusting all of the parties involved without a shadow of a doubt? Sometimes this is indeed possible – when you’ve worked with the same partners for years, and you’ve managed to build a work environment of mutual trust and cooperation. Most of the […]

In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked huge reserves of oil and gas in shale formations in many states. The biggest winner, in terms of new jobs, has been Texas. But an investigation by Houston Public Media and the Houston Chronicle shows Texas highways have become the nation’s deadliest amid a fracking boom. Flatbed trucks bearing loads of steel pipe […]