Blog

Federal Freight Numbers Drop Slightly in June

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1% in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Transportation Services Index. The June 2012 index level (109.5) was 16.1% above the April 2009 low…

Searching a Good Broker

Searching the right broker can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, because there are so many vying for the same business. However, a few basic tips and guidelines can help you find the right person to suit your specific needs and goals. While it may take some…

Trucker Con-way 2Q profit rises 42 percent

Con-way Inc. said Tuesday that second-quarter profit rose 42 percent as the trucking operator boosted shipping rates and increased revenue across its businesses. Still the results fell short of expectations. The shares were down $2.42, or 6.8 percent, in late trading after falling 20 cents to $35.62 in the regular…

Big Rig Aims for 10 MPG

It was a dog and pony show starring a fuel-efficient big rig with enough bells and whistles to draw longing looks from fleet managers, drivers and trucking company executives.The low-riding, diesel fuel-sipping Cascadia Evolution, Daimler Freightliner’s next big offering to trucking companies, rolled into Memphis on a mission to create…

YRC to provide handheld devices to drivers

YRC Worldwide will deploy more than 10,000 Intermec CN70e handheld mobile devices to drivers at its YRC Freight, Reddaway and Holland subsidiaries. The devices will enhance customer service and optimize pickup-and-delivery operations, YRC said. Drivers will be able to more expediently enter shipment information and communicate it to the dispatch…

Trucking company owner fined in contaminated milk scheme

Dean A. Landis, owner of Pennsylvania-based D.A. Landis Trucking Inc., pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years probation and one year of house arrest for falsifying driver logbooks in a scheme to conceal the sale of contaminated milk to a cheese manufacturer. Landis Trucking hauled at least 20 loads…

DOT says : Transport bill yields up to $17 billion in road projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of up to $17 billion in loans for critical infrastructure projects across the country as a result of the recently enacted surface transportation bill. LaHood encouraged states and cities across the country to submit letters of interest for the…

Mexican Carrier Safety Improving

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported Mexican-domiciled commercial vehicles entering the United States from 2008-2010 had a significantly improved safety record over previous years. Last month, the agency posted summaries of major safety activities, such as inspections conducted on Mexican trucks and buses crossing the Southern border into…

Western Star 4700: Test Drive

For many years, Western Star Trucks played last fiddle in truck sales symphonies, with U.S. Class 8 market share numbers of 1% and less. The company’s share climbed a bit when it was bought by Freightliner in 2000. Since sibling Sterling Truck fell by the wayside in 2008, parent company…

Exavating company wins Cat CT660

Barging and excavating company LPA Inc. was delivered a Caterpillar CT660 dump truck June 13 at a celebration held for the company’s victory in an online voting competition, the Win a Cat Truck contest. The voting base included more than 300 contractors and haulers around the country and was based…

TRUSTED BY OVER 6000+ STUDENTS

Join our community of students around the world helping you succeed.

GET STARTED
“My first thought was, who am I to teach?”

– Mary Kate McDevitt, Skillshare teacher with 50,000 students

WATCH VIDEO