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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

Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Hurting at the pump? Not Diesel Guys!

Diesel fuel prices are a bit of an anomaly in the energy industry. In fact, the cost of diesel continues to steadily decline as the expense of fuel moves in the opposite direction. Citing the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, Overdrive Magazine recently reported that the price of…Read more

The Trucking Industry Must Adapt to Succeed

The Trucking Industry Must Adapt to Succeed

Despite the recent suggestions that the trucking industry is in decline due to increased regulations and driver shortages, a new report released from the American Trucking Associations found contrary evidence. According to its “U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025,” the overall freight tonnage will grow more than 23 percent from…Read more

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

In-Cab Cameras: A Driver’s Best Defense

According to industry website TruckInfo.net, an estimated 41,000 to 45,000 traffic deaths occur every year within the U.S. Of that seemingly high statistics, 80 percent are the fault of non-commercial drivers. The accident ratio may seem low, but leaders in the freight industry want to reduce that figure even further….Read more

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

Vactrains: The Transportation Industry’s Next Revolution

A recent shortage in truck drivers in the transportation industry has experts unsure of what the future may bring, but a new concept may provide a sustainable and low-cost alternative to traditional conveyance. Although it’s more of a theory than an actual reality, CNBC recently reported that an emerging technology…Read more