Amid reports of bailouts, political corruption, and layoffs, some good news is always welcome—especially during the holiday season. From businesses looking out for truckers far from home to safer highways, this is news that anyone will welcome.
CTA: Trucking to prosper “It’s been a tough year for everyone, motor carriers and shippers, and this has resulted in downward pressure on freight rates in 2008,” Bradley said in a news release. “But shippers would be advised to partner with carriers now to lock-in capacity for when things do…Read more
Paccar’s Hybrids: Building a Heavy-Duty Supply Chain via Channel 19 While the Volt isn’t scheduled to arrive in showrooms until 2010, U.S. automakers of another sort have already begun producing hybrid vehicles. These technologically advanced machines are produced by the commercial trucking industry, a line of business that doesn’t garner…Read more
Election could affect trucking issues The election of Barack Obama and the addition of at least five Democratic seats in the Senate on Nov. 4 put Democrats within striking distance of several major changes in employment laws affecting the trucking industry. The tidal wave of Democratic success in the recent…Read more
Students have a drive for trucking “For good truck drivers, there have always been jobs,” Bue said. “I started in 1968 — never had to worry about getting a job. Since 1993, there’s been a growing and growing shortage of truck drivers. There’s plenty of trucks. There’s plenty of loads….Read more
Women in Trucking, Inc. “I always knew that when it was time to choose a career I would drive a truck,” she said. But Courtney, does more than just drive a truck, she has become one of the first professional drivers to win a state truck driving championship while visibly…Read more
7 Ways to Combat Trucking Negativity Those in trucking can fall into a “negative” trap also, due to all of the hardships and struggles a driver faces on a daily basis. Problems with the shippers and receivers, dispatchers, traffic, DOT, law enforcement and the general public can, over time, lead…Read more