August 2012 News Archive

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The state of Virginia has sent an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting to add a toll to the important Interstate 95 freight corridor.

The Truckload Carriers Association has launched its second weight loss competition for truck drivers.

Garmin has announced its first trucking navigation system, the dezl 760, designed specifically with many different features to help truckers on the road.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working to decrease the number of highway crashes each year by monitoring the performance and safety ratings of drivers and trucking companies.

The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a 45 percent increase in toll prices, which will take effect in October if the plan is implemented.

Same Day Trucking adds new online form

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Same Day Trucking, a company that specializes in expedited trucking, has created a new process to help customers request a shipping quote.

Waste Management has launched a new fleet of 25 trucks in Louisville, Kentucky, which use clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel. The vehicles will replace heavy-duty collection trucks typically used by the company.

The Maryland State Highway Administration will now allow truck drivers to display electronic hauling permits during inspections, replacing traditional paper permits, Fleet Owner reported.

Officials in Michigan recently changed a law regulating the size of semi-trucks and trailers after realizing that the law did not reflect regulations in other states and in Canada, according to Northwest MichiganÂ’s Second Wave.

Trucking companies around the country are looking to fill hundreds of thousands of open jobs.

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