Articles written by: David Berger

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

States Request Over $9 Billion for Highways and Infrastructure Improvement

Our nation’s roads are about to undergo quite a face-lift. According to a recent press release, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced 72 projects that will receive a grand total of $600 million from the sixth round of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. The DOT’s TIGER program is…Read more

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

California’s Electric Highway: It’s Really Happening!

With the national push to find and develop cleaner alternative energy sources, the Golden State is focusing its energy on creating a cleaner transportation infrastructure. Ranked by CNBC as the nation’s fifth-greenest state, California recently announced its plans to test out a new, electric cable-powered trucking system in the near…Read more

The Most Popular Cars of 2014

The Most Popular Cars of 2014

Domestic automotive market growth is coinciding with the national economic recovery as demand for new cars continues to increase. In fact, the rise in vehicle sales is projected to continue throughout the remainder of the year, according to Edmunds.com. In September specifically, auto sales grew 11 percent year over year….Read more

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

Los Angeles is Developing an Electric-Powered Highway

The most frequently used shipping port in the U.S. is in Los Angeles. The Southern California port moved more than 8 million twenty-foot equivalents in 2012, or twenty-foot equivalent containers – the 16th-most in the world that year. The next closest port, Long Beach, moved more than 6 million TEUs…Read more

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

East Coast Truckers Be Prepared for Your Road Inspection!

If you’re hauling a load on the East Coast, you may be subject to closer scrutiny when it comes to inspections, according to new research. Overdrive Magazine recently ranked Maryland as the most intense when it came to road inspections in the country, with Pennsylvania second. The number of inspections…Read more

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Available Truck Parking Coming to a Highway Near You!

Believe it or not, technology has been a large part of the trucking industry for quite some time. New advancements have generally been made with regard to vehicle performance, aerodynamics and aspects that pertain specifically to the truck while it’s running. Although these improvements have been industry-altering, new technology is…Read more

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

US Military Veterans Shifting the Gears of the Driver Shortage

Demand for transportation service providers is continually increasing, which could be trouble for the industry as there is a slight shortage of drivers currently. In fact, Lorie Qualls, system manager at Lone Star College – North Harris Transportation Institute, said that over the past 18 months, the market demand for…Read more

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

Laws of Supply and Demand: Why it’s Great to be a Trucker Today

The trucking industry is alive and well. According to the August 2014 “Cass Freight Index Report,” freight volumes continue to rise, and did so more than 2 percent between July and August. The year-over-year change was nearly 5 percent as well. Expenditures also grew 8 percent year over year to…Read more

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Regulations Prevent Movers from Completing Their Jobs

Household movers aren’t fans of the recently imposed federal regulations that cap drivers’ hours each day. In fact, they’re thoroughly opposed. The American Moving & Storage Association recently asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemption from the 14-hour daily cap, Overdrive Magazine reported. In a Federal Register notice…Read more

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

Alternative Energy Trucks: Is this an Affordable Reality?

The federal government is making strides toward improving fuel efficiency in mid-sized and large freight trucks, echoing recent public sentiment to reduce the carbon footprint in the transportation industry. According to industry website Domestic Fuel, the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its plans for 31 new projects aimed at expediting…Read more