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Report: FMCSA Offers up to $2k for Participating in Study

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute need about 250 drivers to complete a Congressionally mandated hours-of-service study, Overdrive online reported. Participating drivers could be compensated up to $2,000.

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Transportation Trends & News Roundup: Cargo Theft Trends, Teamsters Sue DOT and More

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2014 Cargo Theft Trends: Increased Threat, More Sophisticated Thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” Overdrive online reported. FULL STORY

Teamsters Sue DOT to Block FMCSA Cross-Border Trucking Expansion

Teamsters Union filed a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent move to expand its cross-border trucking program with Mexico, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY

Industry Indicators: Freight Edges Down, Rates OK, Diesel to Remain Flat

Trucking industry and economic indicators in recent months have sunk some from the up-and-up seen in the latter part of last year, Commercial Carrier Journal reported. FULL STORY


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REAL Business 101: Regulatory Compliance

Avoid Possible New Driver Training Headaches With One-Way Trailers

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The Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings in its first meeting in Arlington, Va. late in February, Overdrive online reported. The ELDTAC is tasked with negotiating terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

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Report: Rising Capacity, Falling Fuel Prices, Falling Rates

Report: Rising Capacity, Falling Fuel Prices, Falling Rates

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Operators who have been scrambling to add capacity have begun to move the needle, edging January rates down, Overdrive reports. But don’t panic. Falling fuel prices have enabled operators to back off of fuel surcharges, which accounts for a chunk of the reported rate decreases. FULL STORY


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Transportation Trends & News Roundup: Industry Safety Report Card, Uber Trucking and More

Report: Driver Turnover Rises as Shortage Looms

Transportation Trends & News Roundup: Industry Safety Report Card, Uber Trucking and More

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Trucking Exec Touts Industry Safety Record to Congress

In his address to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee on surface transportation, Jim Mullen, executive vice-president and general counsel of Werner Enterprises, said, “The trucking industry is justifiably proud of its commitment to safety. These investments in safety have yielded impressive dividends for the industry. Over the past decade, the number of large truck-related fatalities has dropped 21% and the large truck fatality rate has dropped 37%,” truck news.com reported. FULL STORY

Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry

In an industry that does hundreds of billions of dollars of business each year, making sure no trailers move empty is a lucrative goal. FULL STORY

The Sustainability Impacts of Fuel: Understanding the Impacts of Transportation Fuel for Trucking in North America

Regardless where you stand regarding climate change, it is prudent to stay apprised of developments that affect your industry. This is an issue that will affect the trucking industry for the foreseeable future. FULL STORY


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2014 Trucking World Trends Overview

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From Amazon’s speculative shipping patent to Rolls Royce’s shipping drones … World Bank logistics competitiveness ratings (by country), to a late-session spending bill signed into law that suspends enforcement of the 34-hour restart provision for US truck drivers until late 2015, a Supply Chain Digest 2014 overview gives insights that can help you navigate the challenges to come in 2015.

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Report: Trucking Companies Seek Solutions to Deepening Driver Shortage

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As the U.S. economy grew through 2014, with consumer demand and housing starts rising, trucking companies found themselves scrambling to find drivers to bring goods to market, Reuters reported:

“The industry is short about 35,000 truck drivers, according to industry lobby group the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The shortage has left major carriers struggling, pushed up freight rates, and could contribute to an increase in inflation, analysts said. The shortfall could grow to around 240,000 drivers by 2020 if it is not addressed, the ATA said.

To combat the problem, trucking companies are offering incentives to lure truckers to fill vacant jobs. Some are picking up the cost of licensing and many offer signing bonuses.

“Derek Leathers, president of Werner Enterprises Inc with a fleet of around 7,000 trucks, said the company needs several thousand new drivers in the next year. ‘We have freight today we can’t haul because we don’t have the capacity,’ Leathers said.”

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Report: Emerging Technology Lowers Transportation Costs, Raises Margins

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Carriers that employ increasingly powerful transportation management technologies are lowering their transportation costs and increasing their margins, according to a report on truckinginfo.com:

“Some view technology as a way to increase profits while others see it as a way to lower operating costs. Whatever the motivation, there’s an undeniable, gradual shift in the attitudes towards it.”

The truckinginfo.com report continues:

“Let’s take the example of route analysis and optimization as a beneficial technology currently available to trucking fleets. Today’s robust modeling technology that is integral to the process can simulate fleet activities and identify opportunities for savings. The technology can be a game-changer for fleets and deliver any number of services.”

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Trucking Trends: Demand, Growth, Rates and More

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Keeping up means keeping ahead. Here’s a look at what’s happening and some revealing questions about what might happen next.

2014 saw gains in freight capacity demand, stretching operations and drivers thin. Many sources anticipate more growth in 2015. Can you streamline your operation to meet demand? Can you find drivers to move your equipment? What solutions could help?

A seasonal surge in freight tonnage in the final months brought better rates and margins. Are higher rates sustainable?

Fuel price relief has eased margin pressure. Will it last?


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