security

AA&E: Where the money is, if anywhere, in military freight

FedEx custom-critical expediters Andy and Myrian Johnson are sunny about high-security military freight, where the money is -- if it's anywhere -- in the niche.

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National truck-parking driver survey launched

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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When trucks are ‘an eyesore and a nuisance’

It's happened again: A city councilman's idea to ban truck parking within town borders shows evidence of what drivers and other advocates are up against in the battle to improve parking availability in less-served areas.

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Stowaway diary: Keep an eye on your roof fairing in Laredo

What's wrong with this picture? Taken by owner-operator Henry Albert, with whom we just checked in last week, it shows a desperate attempt by a couple to stow away on a rig on its way from the border zone into the U.S. interior. A testament to the value of drivers looking out for each other, Albert posted it to his blog late last week, after one of his regular runs from the Charlotte, N.C., area, where he ...

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Drivers urged to guard cargo over holiday weekend

Drivers should be aware of increased cargo theft especially at terminals and drop yards during Labor Day weekend, says Dan Burges of security provider FreightWatch International. Cargo theft rates rise an average of 28 percent over this and other long weekends, he says, noting that they “provide criminals with excellent opportunities to target, steal and transport goods to their storage locations before the product is even discovered missing.” Loaded trailers that are parked for long periods ...

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Suspecting foul play in trailer deck collapse, car hauler vows vigilance

File this under "lessons learned," folks. On May 9, 2011, after an afternoon loading cars in Shreveport, La., car hauler Marc Pogrebneak wheeled over to the Petro off I-20 for a quick shower, dinner and a call to his wife. He was set to roll into West Texas to stage near his load's destination, and after a walk-around inspection of his truck, he set off. All seemed routine. But when he made his destination and got out ...

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Jason’s Law national call-in day June 23; drivers urge action

Last year it came on the heels of calls for passage from often at-odds constituencies in the industry, and this year, drivers and other industry parties are following similar unity after Jason's Law's May reintroduction to the 112th U.S. Congress by New York Congressman Paul Tonko to urge drivers to make vocal their support next week, June 23. (For video of the press conference reintroducing the legislation, see the bottom of this post.) The legislation, H.R. ...

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Unity diaries: Jason’s Law lives

It's been more than two years since New York trucker Jason Rivenburg was slain in South Carolina after being held up while parked at an abandoned commercial property. It's also been two years since House member Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill named for Rivenburg, "Jason's Law," to provide boosted funding for states to expand secure truck parking along freight corridors. As time drags on, oftentimes comparatively small initiatives tend to vanish from the memories of ...

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