Texas

Cycle analysis: Geographical freight, rate trends

In all segments, the top states for rates on outbound loads show contiguous areas spread across the Midwest and South. For inbound states, the Northeast dominates, but complications abound.

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Produce haulers looking for another reason not to go to California…

Look no further than recent "hot market maps" showing reefer load-to-truck from DAT ... And: rates were in positive territory last week -- Roadcheck effect, anyone?

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Science doesn’t lie

"I propose that all the people who think it's a good idea to further castrate the big diesel engine should have to drive a governed truck in full-on bumper-to-bumper rush-hour traffic around Atlanta on 285, where the median speed is 'balls to the wall.'"

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South Dakota pushes speed limit to 80 mph

Know before you go: Most commercial truck tires are rated at 75 mph max speed -- prolonged running above that will build excessive heat, accelerate wear and could cause blowouts.

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Tex-Mix Concrete in expansion mode in and around Austin, Texas

The company’s 88 mixer trucks are a common site along I-35 and Texas 130, delivering TxDOT- and city-approved mixes for construction projects from seven plants. The company has two new concrete plants under construction to keep up with demand.

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Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

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Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

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Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

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A dollar or a black eye in Von Ormy, Texas

On winning -- and getting even...

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Shower me with a little love

...and a skyhook for good measure.

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