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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

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

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

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

More Freight, More Money: The 5 Best States for Trucker Wages

Domestic production is alive and well. The most recent PMI and ISM manufacturing indexes placed U.S. manufacturing at a score of 57.1 and 55.8, respectively, meaning the industry is doing well amid an overall economic recovery. As a result, more goods and services need to be transported, shipped and delivered…Read more

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The 2014 Road-Check Blitz: Are You Still in Service?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual road-check inspection blitz occurred between June 3 and 5 this summer, and it yielded some interesting results. According to Overdrive Magazine, a total of 72,415 drivers were inspected this year. Of that number, nearly 5 percent were put out of service, with almost half…Read more

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

Diesel Regulations Have Truck Drivers Fuming

In recent years, consumers have made their stance clear on environmental issues: They want cleaner air. In fact, the general public has become more health-conscious as a whole. Even the federal government is pushing through legislation to clean up the air we breathe and regulate the food we choose to…Read more

Google Takes Another Step Forward With Drone Delivery System

Google Takes Another Step Forward With Drone Delivery System

Rumor has it that Project Wing, a secret drone program that’s been running for two years at Google X, the company’s research lab, has made some significant progress recently after finishing it’s initial testing. According to an article on theatlantic.com, in initial design phases Google decided on an unusual design called…Read more