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Credit availability key piece of truck sales puzzle

More restricted access to credit alongside higher sticker prices for post-2010 emission-compliant trucks are two key reasons behind the long slide in Class 8 orders that’s occurred from February through June of this year, according to several industry experts. Placed alongside a slowdown in freight volumes and a broader slump…

Trucker to Congress: CSA ‘oppressive and punitive’ to ‘little guys’

The enforcement program used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is flawed to the point that it has “wide-reaching implications … especially for small carriers.” That’s the message that owner-operator Daniel Miranda, an OOIDA member from California, delivered Wednesday to the House Committee on Small Business during the committee’s…

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…

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