January 2012 News Archive

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According to Omaha, Nebraska, ABC affiliate KETV, there are a large number of available truck driving and delivery jobs in the area, as evidenced by statistics from the Nebraska Department of Labor.

A $1 million training program called BuildUP, presented by the Maryland State Highway Administration, recently garnered so much attention that it extended its application deadline to February 3, 2012, reported TheBayNet.

A proposed regulation from the Department of Transportation aimed at improving trucker health is under fire from some members of the trucking industry, reported Duluth, Minnesota, ABC affiliate WDIO.

The American Trucking Association recently released its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, which found tonnage increased nearly 6 percent in 2011, compared to the previous year.

Members of the California Trucking Association will join the Truckers Against Trafficking initiative, working to stop human trafficking, which the U.S. State Department found affects up to 800,000 victims per year.

During a press conference at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, the Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network and the Heavy Duty Distribution Association announced an agreement to improve the heavy duty distributor aftermarket.

A new batch of fact sheets has been released by the Compliance, Safety and Accountability program launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which discuss a number of issues grouped in the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category.

Swift Transportation Company recently launched its new corporate website, swifttrans.com, which will be used to demonstrate its growth in the transportation industry, as well as its leadership in the industry.

KelleyAmerit Fleet Services and Kelley Fleet Services recently announced they have merged and will now be called KelleyAmerit Fleet Services, which makes the company the largest in fleet management solutions.

To help truckers with the new regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Compliance, Safety and Accountability program, the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division will hold town meetings in six cities across the state.

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