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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 4

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on how to avoid summer heat-related hazards, how to protect your hands from injuries at work, safety practices for lift gates, and a reminder on the hours of service changes that took effect on July 1. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, […]

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on how to avoid summer heat-related hazards, how to protect your hands from injuries at work, safety practices for lift gates, and a reminder on the hours of service changes that took effect on July 1. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6, […]

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State of Logistics 2013 Report Mentions Truck Driver Shortage

Comments on the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th Annual State of Logistics Report include how qualified truck drivers have become a valuable commodity in very short supply. It also comments that driver shortage may exacerbate as the economy improves even further with predictions that the current driver shortage of 30,000 will hit […]

Comments on the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th Annual State of Logistics Report include how qualified truck drivers have become a valuable commodity in very short supply. It also comments that driver shortage may exacerbate as the economy improves even further with predictions that the current driver shortage of 30,000 will hit […]

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New dispatch system could save money for trucking industry, make life easier for drivers

Engineers at Oregon State University are studying a new approach to organize and route truck transportation that could save millions of dollars, improve the quality of life for thousands of truck drivers and make freight transportation far more efficient. The findings, published recently in Transportation Research Part E, show the feasibility of the new system. […]

Engineers at Oregon State University are studying a new approach to organize and route truck transportation that could save millions of dollars, improve the quality of life for thousands of truck drivers and make freight transportation far more efficient. The findings, published recently in Transportation Research Part E, show the feasibility of the new system. […]

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HOURS OF SERVICE CHANGES START MONDAY!!

The compliance date for the Hours of Service regulations regarding the 34-Hour restart and required 30-minute rest break is Monday, July 1! As of this Monday, all drivers utilizing the 34-hour restart are required to include two periods between 1 am and 5 am as part of the 34 hours off, and can only use […]

The compliance date for the Hours of Service regulations regarding the 34-Hour restart and required 30-minute rest break is Monday, July 1! As of this Monday, all drivers utilizing the 34-hour restart are required to include two periods between 1 am and 5 am as part of the 34 hours off, and can only use […]

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New HOS Visor Card

FMCSA has published this visor card that can be useful to help drivers understand the new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations that take place on July 1, 2013. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/hos/HOS-Regulations-7-1-2013.pdf

FMCSA has published this visor card that can be useful to help drivers understand the new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations that take place on July 1, 2013. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/hos/HOS-Regulations-7-1-2013.pdf

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In the Safety Zone™ Newsletter – Vol. 6, Issue 3

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on TransForce beating industry on safety results, hours of service changes effective July 1, proper lifting to prevent injury, and TransForce driver of the year 2012 honored. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6 Issue 3 (June)

Check out our latest issue of In the Safety Zone ™ featuring topics on TransForce beating industry on safety results, hours of service changes effective July 1, proper lifting to prevent injury, and TransForce driver of the year 2012 honored. In the Safety Zone Newsletter – Volume 6 Issue 3 (June)

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Intermodal could gain from truck capacity crunch

Intermodal may be poised to win more freight away from TL carriers in the second half of the year due to current and impending federal regulatory efforts plus and growing driver shortage that are combining to reduce both truck productivity and capacity. “It is clear to us that TL carriers serving long haul trucking lanes […]

Intermodal may be poised to win more freight away from TL carriers in the second half of the year due to current and impending federal regulatory efforts plus and growing driver shortage that are combining to reduce both truck productivity and capacity. “It is clear to us that TL carriers serving long haul trucking lanes […]

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Are your CDL drivers classified correctly?

Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators. The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports the case was filed in Los Angeles county court by two brothers, Jose I. Estrada and […]

Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators. The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports the case was filed in Los Angeles county court by two brothers, Jose I. Estrada and […]

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CVSA Roadcheck 2013: June 4-6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their annual 72-hour Roadcheck this year from June 4-6. The annual three-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown known as Roadcheck will focus this year on cargo securement and educating drivers about the upcoming changes in hours of service regulations. Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections […]

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their annual 72-hour Roadcheck this year from June 4-6. The annual three-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown known as Roadcheck will focus this year on cargo securement and educating drivers about the upcoming changes in hours of service regulations. Since its inception in 1988, the roadside inspections […]

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Job Outlook for Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. For more […]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. For more […]

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