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Beating the Dutch — women truckers fire at Guinness World Record

I'd bet you didn't know it, but the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of female truck drivers was set by an all-woman truck convoy held in 2004 in the Netherlands. At least so say the folks trying to beat it at the Mid-America Trucking Show next week. As reported on several blogs and industry sites in the past week, the Women in Trucking organization's "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel" event is well ...

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Survey: 1 in 4 carriers considering selling

More carriers are interested in buying – 37 percent – compared to selling – 28 percent.

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NAFTA surface transportation trade falls in 2009

The 23.3 percent decline was the largest year-to-year decline for the 15 years covered by these data.

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‘A door just opened': Jason’s Law gains steam

What might well go down in history as the biggest trucking story of 2009, at least as goes drivers' efforts to push for industry change for the better, is that of Jason's Law, named after N.Y.-based driver Jason Rivenburg after he was robbed and gunned down while parked at an abandoned grocery in South Carolina. I've written about it here several times in various contexts; sorry if this background is a big repetition. The bill ...

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Congress encouraged to pass Jason’s Law

Legislation would allocate funds for new safe rest areas and expansion and improvement of existing safe rest areas.

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Cobra to hold sweepstakes

Cobra Electronics will give away prizes at a sweepstakes during the March 25-27 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Arrow Truck Sales to celebrate 60th anniversary this summer

Arrorw Truck Sales, based in Kansas City, Mo., is celebrating its 60th anniversary this summer.

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ATA looking for drivers as Road Team members

ATA searches for professional truck drivers who are able to take time to serve as a Road Team Captain.

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The 5,000-mile pet-rescue haul

Musician Susanne Spirit's shows three times weekly at the TravelCenters of America-East location in Ontario, Calif., are a combination of country performance and public outreach to and from the nation's truckers, with one of their prime components offering pet-adoption services to drivers, finding loving, rolling homes for those cast away. Spirit and co. recently found a high-profile pet of its own in Jackson, a Weimaraner/Pit Bull mix adopted from the Rancho Cucamongo, Calif., animal shelter that partners with Spirit's ...

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Spot freight index up 215% in February

Freight availability on the North American spot market in February more than tripled from a year earlier, based on the TransCore Freight Index. February’s increase of 215 percent marked the fifth consecutive month of improvement on a year-over-year basis and indicated unusually strong seasonal volume. The level for February, normally a weak month for spot freight, was within 5 percent of the record levels reached in 2004. The TransCore North America Freight Index measures truckload freight volume found ...

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