March 2012 News Archive

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New legislation recently signed into law by Utah Governor Gary Herbert will make it easier for military veterans in Utah to bypass CDL training and receive their CDL if they have worked in a military unit that required the skills for the license, reported the Deseret News, a news source in Utah.

While a recent offering from Pitney Bowes Software is able to provide geolocational software solutions to 1st Guard, a trucking insurer, the software can also be used to improve fleet management for trucking companies throughout the United States.

The Staten Island Advance reported the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to provide a 10 percent discount to truckers on their monthly E-ZPass bills if they make more than 100 trips during off-peak hours.

High wind speeds can serve as a potential problem for truck driving safety in North Dakota, with recent wind speeds reaching 55 mph, reported Fargo, North Dakota, ABC affiliate WDAY.

With numerous awards and recognition occurring at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Arrow Truck Sales joined in the fun by naming Billy Basenberg of Jasper, Alabama, as the winner of ArrowÂ’s 5th Anniversary Back on the Road program.

A recent partnership between Pana-Pacific and Mobileye will work to provide greater levels of truck driving safety on highways throughout North America.

The Texas Motor Transportation Association recently honored Central Freight Lines by giving the company the first place P&D Division Fleet Safety Award and the first place Intercity 10-20 million miles class award for its excellence in truck driving safety and efficiency.

Non-profit organization Women In Trucking has recently added another Gold Level Partner, which support the mission of the company, with the addition of Great Dane Trailers that will join Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Frito-Lay, Hyundai Translead and Walmart.

At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Driver Health and Wellness and the Healthy Trucking Association of America announced the launch of the Healthy Trucking Driver Vitality Program, which will give trucking companies more of an opportunity to focus on trucker health.

Two baby boomers in Ohio, David McCarty and Deane Kennedy, are a just a few of the generation who have been pushed to gain new skills as a result of the difficult job market, reported the Dayton Daily News.

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