Trucking News

FMCSA extends intermodal inspection report date

The agency has extended until June 30, 2012, the compliance date for drivers and motor carriers to prepare a driver-vehicle inspection report.

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TransCore: Spot market freight falls in April

Freight volumes in the South and Midwest were hampered by extreme weather conditions during April.

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Utility plant back in action after Va. tornado

You'll no doubt recall the Petro Stopping Centers location in Glade Spring, Va., that was hit by a tornado during the big outbreak back in late April. (Find information about it in my post from April 28, in the comments section.) Less-remarked-upon in driver forums and the trucking press was another industry-related business also hit there. Utility Trailer's Glade Spring plant was in the storm's path, and it left many trailers in production there unrepairable, plant ...

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Indiana latest state to ban texting

Effective July 1, violators face a maximum fine of $500.

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Jason’s Law re-introduced to Congress

Jason’s Law would provide $20 million annually over six years for truck parking upgrades.

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Driver McGilvray wins April photo contest

Robinson Transport driver Bob McGilvray took the top spot in Truckers News’ April night photography contest.

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Bismarck bars smoking in truck stops

Bismarck residents have voted to extend North Dakota’s smoking ban to truck stops, bars and tobacco stores.

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Delaware opens electrified truck parking at rest area

State has opened an electrified truck parking area at the Smyrna rest area on U.S. Route 13.

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Analyst says trucking “inefficient”

Investment analysts, with their outsiders’ viewpoint, often have some good insight into our industry. Other insights aren’t quite so astute. The Business Insider website, with its recent “Trucking running on fumes” analysis, offers this stark summary as an introduction to its commentary on rising fuel prices: Trucking is one of the most expedient, but also one of the most inefficient modes of freight transportation. The conclusion is based on the fuel efficiency of rail, which is ...

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Getloaded reports higher traffic

Traffic was up 42 percent from February to March.

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