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In the last two years, trucking companies have had to answer a wide range of questions about how they operate — from mask mandates and driver protections to information about zero contact delivery and creative solutions to in-home installations. Read More

U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-South Dakota) and Jim Costa (D-California) on Tuesday introduced the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking (SHIP IT) Act, a bill that seeks improvements in safety and shipping capacity for trucking companies; provides recruitment and retention incentives for drivers; and includes flexibility during times of emergencies or black swan events. Read More

Refinery shutdown prompts eight-state hours of service waiver

The unanticipated shutdown of the Suncor refinery in Colorado, severe winter storms and high demand for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel have prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to declare a regional emergency, waiving certain hours of service rules for carriers providing direct support to the emergen Read More

A bridge standing 11 feet, 3 inches in Olathe, Kansas, ripped the top off a tractor trailer this past November. Low-bridge collisions are not uncommon; in fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration considers bridge strikes a serious safety hazard.
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The White House on Tuesday unfurled its U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, outlining the Biden administration's framework for cutting transportation emissions. Read More

Supply chain issues have dominated trucking, manufacturing, freight, shipping and retail news for several years. From raw materials to the products people take into their homes, no industry has gone unscathed and the future of moving freight looks to be as challenging. Read More

I was traveling along I-22 between Birmingham, Alabama, and my hometown a few weeks ago when I spotted a sticker on the back of a tractor trailer.

It stood out to me because what I typically see on the backs of these trailers are drivers wanted advertisements. Some companies, like JLE Industries for example, even devote entire conestogas to those recruitment efforts as we all know that the lack of drivers plagues the industry. Read More

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday will publish a proposal for the implementation of several Congressionally-required regulations for brokers and freight forwarders that will help protect motor carriers in the event of non-payment, including the immediate suspension of a broker's authority.
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The Electro-Motive Division of General Motors introduced a diesel-electric train at the 1939 World’s Fair. Diesel engines of all sizes were displayed and promoted as the power system of the future. It took roughly 25 years for the diesel-electric train to replace the majority of steam trains in the United States.
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I go the gym about four mornings every week. I've been practicing jiu jitsu for nearly six years in that same gym, and it's about "that" time.

Starting this week we will get an influx of new students and workout partners. That population will be cut in half by Feb. 1 and by March 1 it will just be us regulars again. It's an annual cycle where the faces sometimes change but the outcome is always the same. Read More

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