Drivewyze available at Florida ag inspection sites

| February 18, 2015

Drivewyze announced that eligible commercial carriers now can use its PreClear bypass service to bypass 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida, in addition to 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the ...

Southeastern opens four new Sun Belt service centers

| February 18, 2015

Southeastern Freight Lines expanded its services across the Sun Belt region, opening four new service centers with a total of 134 dock doors throughout Kentucky and Cincinnati. The Lexington, S.C.-based less-than-truckload company said the new Cincinnati ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Truck-Lite, Peterbilt, Ryder

| February 18, 2015

Things are starting to look even brighter at Falconer, N.Y.-based truck lighting supplier Truck-Lite Co., which recently acquired another LED lighting manufacturer, Rigid Industries, a Phoenix-based company that targets the offroad, powersport, agricultural, marine, industrial ...

Obama sends Labor Secretary to aid in ongoing labor talks at West Coast ports

| February 18, 2015

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined West Coast labor talks after port gridlock was exacerbated by another suspension of weekend vessel work.

Diesel price rises for second straight week

| February 17, 2015

The U.S. average diesel price rose for the second consecutive week for the first time since June 2014.

Construction begins March 7 on new connector at Chicago’s Circle Interchange

| February 17, 2015

A $475 million upgrade to the link between the northbound I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway and the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway westbound in Chicago gets under way March 7. Expect delays.

What owner-operators can expect from FMCSA’s Safety Fitness rule

| February 17, 2015

The key difference between the Safety Fitness portion of CSA and the already existing SMS, says FMCSA, will be relativity — or lack thereof. The SFD will score carriers on their individual performance, rather than the percentile rankings produced by the SMS, which compare carriers to their peers.

Cargo theft warning: Thieves breaking into trailers at truck stops, ‘pilfering’ contents

| February 17, 2015

Cargo thieves have been breaking seals on trailers, opening the trailer doors to check contents, deciding whether the goods are valuable and targeting items “easily fenced,” FreightWatch says.

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