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This is big...No-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports no longer have to be filed

This is big...No-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports no longer have to be filed | Trucking | Scoop.it
A federal rule to eliminate the requirement that drivers submit a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report will go into effect Dec. 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced today.
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Colorado breaks record for annual oil production - Denver Business Journal

Colorado breaks record for annual oil production - Denver Business Journal | Trucking | Scoop.it
Colorado surpassed a record that's stood since 1956.
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Electronic Log Proposal Broken Down.

Electronic Log Proposal Broken Down. | Trucking | Scoop.it
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the 15-year effort to draft a rule.
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Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass | Trucking | Scoop.it
Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.
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A Sedentary Life Coupled with Crappy Food is Killing our Drivers.

A Sedentary Life Coupled with Crappy Food is Killing our Drivers. | Trucking | Scoop.it
Driver health is hitting crisis levels. A sedentary life coupled with crappy food is killing our drivers. Healthier fast food is not the answer but it's a start.
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CCJ Photo Blog: Early trucking innovation in 13 photographs

Trucking has been around now for more than a century. And, as a result, we have a wealth of photos and back issues that trace the development of the trucking

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CCJ Photo Blog: Early trucking innovation in 13 photographs

Trucking has been around now for more than a century. And, as a result, we have a wealth of photos and back issues that trace the development of the trucking

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Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline

Medical certification confusion — and a state by state resource guide for meeting Jan. 30 reporting deadline | Trucking | Scoop.it
Clearing up some of the confusion around self-reporting of CDL holders' medical certifications. Deadline for reporting is Jan. 30, 2014; find here the AAMVA organization's handy guide to states' procedures.
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Trucking industry rife with innovation

Trucking industry rife with innovation | Trucking | Scoop.it
Competition encourages businesses to develop new tools and technologies to boost productivity, and the trucking industry is no exception.
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Trucking’s critical role in US economy highlighted by report | Trends content from Bulk Transporter

Trucking’s critical role in US economy highlighted by report | Trends content from Bulk Transporter | Trucking | Scoop.it
Trucking News| Trucking’s critical role in US economy highlighted by report: Recently released data from the C... http://t.co/Y8mCfTZbQj
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Trucking helps Wreaths Across America lay record number of wreaths for fallen ... - Overdrive Magazine

Trucking helps Wreaths Across America lay record number of wreaths for fallen ... - Overdrive Magazine | Trucking | Scoop.it
Overdrive MagazineTrucking helps Wreaths Across America lay record number of wreaths for fallen ...Overdrive Magazine... trucking companies and industry organizations to make it happen.
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Shoppers warned to buy Xmas presents early in delivery driver shortage fear

Shoppers warned to buy Xmas presents early in delivery driver shortage fear | Trucking | Scoop.it
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has advised everyone to get their shopping done early to avoid possible delivery delays
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Fracking leading economic recovery

Fracking leading economic recovery | Trucking | Scoop.it
Donald Broughton, managing director, senior research analyst and chief market strategist, Avondale Partners – speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas Thursday – says American fracking is a “gold rush” that will lead to...
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FMCSA Changes Truck-Trailer Weight Definition - News - TruckingInfo.com

FMCSA Changes Truck-Trailer Weight Definition - News - TruckingInfo.com | Trucking | Scoop.it
In a move to clarify enforcement practices, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing the definition of weight in single-unit trucks that are towing a trailer.
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Micro Lesson Starting the Truck - YouTube

This Micro Lesson with Steve Heany discusses the procedures for a safe start. The safe start is worth 1 point on the CDL Skills Test. Mr. Heany explains the ...
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A Fuel-Efficient Big Rig From Walmart That Looks Like a Smushed Corvette | Autopia | Wired.com

A Fuel-Efficient Big Rig From Walmart That Looks Like a Smushed Corvette | Autopia | Wired.com | Trucking | Scoop.it
Efficiency counts when you have one of the world's largest commercial truck fleets. That's why Walmart has developed a new big rig that uses a radical design to increase airflow and cut fuel use.
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A complete picture: Saia uses technology to advance safety

A complete picture: Saia uses technology to advance safety | Trucking | Scoop.it
Using advanced technology, Saia LTL Freight is making bid strides in safety by getting a clear picture of driver risk and performance.
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Carriers continue to evaluate HOS impact; entry-level drivers to be sought

Carriers continue to evaluate HOS impact; entry-level drivers to be sought | Trucking | Scoop.it
With the changes in hours-of-service rules impacting productivity, carriers are expecting driver wages to climb and more entry-level drivers are going to be recruited, according to Transport Capital Partners’ fourth-quarter survey results.
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Currently, less than 30 percent of carriers hire inexperienced entry-level drivers. Larger carriers are twice as inclined to spend the time, money, and effort to develop entry-level drivers than are smaller carriers (33 percent vs. 15 percent).


But that number is set to grow, with slightly over half of all carriers expect to soon be training and utilizing inexperienced, entry-level drivers, according to TCP. Larger carriers expect this option at a rate of more than 2:1 over smaller carriers (64 percent vs. 25 percent).

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Currently, less than 30 percent of carriers hire inexperienced entry-level drivers. Larger carriers are twice as inclined to spend the time, money, and effort to develop entry-level drivers than are smaller carriers (33 percent vs. 15 percent).


But that number is set to grow, with slightly over half of all carriers expect to soon be training and utilizing inexperienced, entry-level drivers, according to TCP. Larger carriers expect this option at a rate of more than 2:1 over smaller carriers (64 percent vs. 25 percent).

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Carriers continue to evaluate HOS impact; entry-level drivers to be sought

Carriers continue to evaluate HOS impact; entry-level drivers to be sought | Trucking | Scoop.it
With the changes in hours-of-service rules impacting productivity, carriers are expecting driver wages to climb and more entry-level drivers are going to be recruited, according to Transport Capital Partners’ fourth-quarter survey results.
Eric Haney's insight:

Currently, less than 30 percent of carriers hire inexperienced entry-level drivers. Larger carriers are twice as inclined to spend the time, money, and effort to develop entry-level drivers than are smaller carriers (33 percent vs. 15 percent).


But that number is set to grow, with slightly over half of all carriers expect to soon be training and utilizing inexperienced, entry-level drivers, according to TCP. Larger carriers expect this option at a rate of more than 2:1 over smaller carriers (64 percent vs. 25 percent).

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Currently, less than 30 percent of carriers hire inexperienced entry-level drivers. Larger carriers are twice as inclined to spend the time, money, and effort to develop entry-level drivers than are smaller carriers (33 percent vs. 15 percent).


But that number is set to grow, with slightly over half of all carriers expect to soon be training and utilizing inexperienced, entry-level drivers, according to TCP. Larger carriers expect this option at a rate of more than 2:1 over smaller carriers (64 percent vs. 25 percent).

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Truckload Rates Rising Because of Rule - News - TruckingInfo.com

Truckload Rates Rising Because of Rule - News - TruckingInfo.com | Trucking | Scoop.it
Truckload carriers are raising their rates to cover increased costs from the new hours-of service rule, but not enough to keep up with the estimated loss of productivity, says Mark Montague of DAT, the load matching and analytic services company.
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Oil Field Trucking: The Most Dangerous Job In The Industry | Tiger General

Oil Field Trucking: The Most Dangerous Job In The Industry | Tiger General | Trucking | Scoop.it
To those in the oil and gas industry, it’s a well known fact that truck driving is one of the most dangerous parts of the job.
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CCJ’s Five Flashiest Fleets: No. 5, Marten Transport/SweetWater Brewing Co

CCJ’s Five Flashiest Fleets: No. 5, Marten Transport/SweetWater Brewing Co | Trucking | Scoop.it
o to the beer aisle in just about any grocery store, and SweetWater Brewing Co.’s packaging always seems to stand out. The unique Atlanta-based brewery has taken that same message to the streets with this new trailer wrap concept.
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These trucks are sweet.

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