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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index falls in May

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4.0 points from the previous month to a reading of 5.1, its lowest level in six months. April’s strong performance was not sustained, reflecting soft pricing results for the first quarter of 2012 and…

NATO supply trucks resume Afghan trips via Pakistan

Trucks carrying NATO supplies rolled into Afghanistan for the first time in more than seven months Thursday, ending a painful chapter in U.S.-Pakistan relations that saw the border closed until Washington apologized for an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Thousands of trucks have been waiting at ports in Karachi…

FMCSA shuts down Tennessee carrier for multiple violations

he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday, June 29, ordered Tennessee-based truck company Three Angels Farms and its owners, Edwin Ayache and Dorian Ayache, to cease all transportation services immediately based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety. The agency said the shutdown order…

FMCSA Shuts Down Tennessee Trucking Outfit

Although a new study raises doubts about the reliability of CSA scores, those scores increasingly help federal regulators shut down unsafe trucking companies. Last week the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered motor carrier Three Angel Farms out of service, citing, among other criteria, high CSA scores. The Tennessee-based trucker…

DTNA/Freightliner Welcomes by Women In Trucking as Gold Level Partner

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Freightliner Trucks have jointly joined the Women In Trucking (WIT) Assn. as a Gold Level Partner. As a long-time corporate member, DTNA and Freightliner are increasing their support to the highest level of commitment to the organization. “Daimler Trucks North America encourages workplace diversity…

Amendment seeks to curtail EPA oversight of fuel standards

Yesterday, June 27, the U.S. House appropriations committee may consider an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating fuel and emission standards in trucks manufactured after model year 2016. The full committee is scheduled to meet for markup of its funding bill for the interior, environment and related…

Trailer orders soften in May: ACT Research

ACT Research has reported that trailer orders softened in May, but the decline came as no surprise as May orders have fallen below April volumes in 10 of the past 12 years. The industry researcher said the sharp decline of 23% month-over-month, however, is indicative of a soft patch in…

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