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Truck Tonnage Rises 4.1% in July

Truck tonnage increased 4.1 % in July from a year ago, American Trucking Associations said Tuesday. Tonnage was unchanged from June, ATA reported in its seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage report.The increase was the most year-over-year since February’s 5.5% upturn. Year to date, tonnage is 3.7% higher than the same…

7-inch trucking-specific GPS

Garmin International has announced the 7-inch dezl 760, the company’s newest trucking-specific GPS. A key difference between the 560 and the 760 is that the new model functions as a “digital assistant,” said Johan-Till Broer, media relations specialist with Garmin. Though its main purpose is still navigation, the 760 offers…

Health walk served as Driver fitness

The owner-operators of the Trucking Solutions Group have taken an active role in promoting the health and wellness of drivers around the nation for three years now, since their first 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show. The walk, named for the average life expectancy age for…

Michelin New SmartWay line haul tire

Having introduced the Multi Energy D dual drive tire last spring, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has added a fuel efficient dual for line haul applications, the Line Energy D. Like the regional dual and its One wide base tire, the Line is verified as a fuel efficient tire by the…

Some Tips to Start a Freight Brokerage Business

Some Tips to Start a Freight Brokerage Business

Freight brokers make a good living by setting companies up with dependable shippers. There are a few key steps that you should follow to start your own freight brokerage business and get in on your share of this billion dollar industry. Incorporate your business, so that clients know that you…

Driver Survive a Heart Attack

The Truckload Carriers Association added a new name to its roster of Highway Angels. Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines of Colona, Ill., is being recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a medical emergency. On June 26, Huett was driving along…

Department of Justice sued HireRight DAC Trucking

The blatant inaccuracies and false information on some DAC reports isn’t news to the thousands of drivers who have felt blackballed in the trucking industry due to HireRight’s driver record database, but HireRight’s immoral business practices have finally been exposed to the rest of America by the Department of Justice…

NatRoad awards excellence in trucking

The National Road Transport Operators Association (NatRoad) recognised the cream of the industry at a special luncheon sponsored by National Transport Insurance (NTI) during its annual conference held recently on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Phillip Southwell who drives for SRV Roadfreight Services took out the Professional Driver of the Year Award….

Freightliner maintains optimism despite slowing truck demand

Freightliner officials speaking at a recent press event to herald the arrival of the new Detroit DT12 transmission, admitted Class 8 order activity has slowed beyond expectations, but insisted they maintain an optimistic outlook for the remainder of the year. Mark Lampert, senior vice-president, sales and marketing with Freightliner, said…

Canadian Protesters Block Maine Lobster Shipments

Protesters at New Brunswick lobster processing plants last week refused to allow truckers from Maine to offload their lobsters. New Brunswick lobster fishers, upset at the low cost of Maine lobsters, want processing plants to stop accepting cheap lobster from the U.S. Protesters at several plants in New Brunswick surrounded…

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