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Trucks Winning Back Freight From Rail

Last year rail intermodel took away loads from over-the-road trucking, but now the pendulum is swinging back the other direction. Diesel prices are dropping, which makes dry van transportation more attractive and reduces the cost…

Daimler Trucks North America, Cascadia under bridge 0

Daimler Targets Automated Driving

Daimler Trucks plans to focus its attention on automated driving, and as a result plans to pause testing of truck platooning, the company announced at the recent 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas…

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Profits Await Vacuum Truck Operators

The U.S oil-field industry is growing due to global pressures to produce more oil and petroleum products. Like in years past, the driving force for on-shore expansion will be fracking technology. For operators of vacuum…

FMCSA Shuts Down Rock City Stone Co - Loaded Truck 0

Hazmat Transporter Ordered To Close

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Crossville, Tenn.-based trucking company, Rock City Stone Co. to immediately cease all transportation. Rock City Stone Co. operates as RC…

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Shippers Must Understand Hazmat Rules

When shipping hazardous materials (hazmat) of any type, company representatives must have a strong understanding of the products they are attempting to ship and the federal requirements that govern the domestic and international transportation of…

Black Smoke Matter - Washington DC 0

Trucker Group Calls For Strike

A group calling itself Black Smoke Matters is trying to organize a shutdown of truckers on April 12 to protest a variety of conditions affecting drivers, including hours of service and training levels. The group…

Beth Barkovich Executive Director, Membership Development, Katelyn Litalien Director of Marketing and Member Services, HDMA 0

HDMA Makes Staff Changes

Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recently made several staff changes, including two employee promotions and two hires. HDMA is the commercial vehicle division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Beth Barkovich was promoted…

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira 0

Court Sides With Trucking Contractor

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that legal disputes between carriers and independent contractors cannot be forced into arbitration even if their contractor agreements include an arbitration clause.
In an 8-0 decision issued last month…