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East Coast Truckers vie for Spot in Nationals on Home Turf

Professional drivers from the Atlantic provinces competed last weekend to earn a spot in the National Professional Truck Driving Championships, which this year will be hosted by their home association. Winners in the provincial competition included: Roy Mattinson, Roy Mattinson and Sons, two-axle; Steve MacPhee, Day & Ross Transportation Group,…

ATA Pushes for FMCSA Response on Crash Accountability

The American Trucking Associations continues to prod the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its approach to measuring crash accountability in its CSA safety enforcement program. Yesterday, the association challenged the agency to release a study it has done on the feasibility of using police reports to gauge crash…

FMCSA REPORTS GIVES CONGRESS REPORT ON HIGH-RISK CARRIERS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has informed Congress that implementing the Carrier Safety Measurement System resulted in more carriers categorized as mandatory for investigation than using SafeStat. FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro summarized the agency’s 2011 fiscal year record for compliance reviews on high-risk carriers in her March 30 letter…

Truck Replacement Program Expanded by Tacoma Port

The Port of Tacoma announced new eligibility criteria to allow more diesel engine trucks to qualify for a voluntary program offering truck owners a financial incentive to purchase newer lower-emissions trucks to improve regional air quality. The broader criteria aim to increase participation and help truck owners meet the Port…

Freightliner debuts Cascadia Evolution tractor

Freightliner debuts Cascadia Evolution tractor

The next step in Daimler Trucks North America’s continuing quest for more fuel-efficient trucks appeared at a press conference on Wednesday, May 30, on the eve of Freightliner’s annual dealer meeting in Washington, D.C. The 2014 Cascadia Evolution is designed to be what its model name implies: a sophisticated and…

Online Training for a Freight Broker Agent

Online career training is a convenient and common way for professionals to enroll in classes that can be taken during any time or day of the week. Students studying to become freight brokers can take online training to prepare for licensing and to learn the basics of the freight brokerage…

Equipment financing index up 20% in April

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association on Wednesday, May 23, announced that its Monthly Leasing and Finance Index, which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for April was $6.1 billion, up 20 percent from volume of $5.1 billion in the same…

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