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Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List highlights worsening truck congestion

The recently released Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List for 2021 by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) highlighted a worsening situation at the most congested bottlenecks along the nation’s freight corridors. In this year’s survey, the GPS location data was collected from over 1 million trucks. It found 29 states had at least one bottleneck in the…

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ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021

ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021.pdf Federal Motor Carrier                        Safety Administration May 9, 2021 REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATIONUNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2021-002 ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, AND VIRGINIA In…

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Roadcheck Quiz

In 2020, over 30 percent of trucks and drivers that were inspected during Roadcheck were placed out of service. With Roadcheck 2021 just around the corner, now’s the time to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Get Roadcheck Ready The focus may be on lighting and hours of service this year, but those are…

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As Legal Marijuana Grows,Trucking Must Focus on Safety

ATA’S 2020 Safety Symposium hosts panel of safety experts on the industry impact of marijuana legalization As momentum for legalized marijuana continues to increase at both the state and federal levels, the trucking industry should be prepared to oppose and respond to policies that threaten safety. That was a message shared by Paul Enos, CEO…

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May 4-6 inspection blitz focus is lighting, hours of service

Truckers in the U.S. Canada and Mexico have about 90 days to ensure they and their trucks are prepared for one of this year’s inspection blitzes, which organizers say will have special focuses on driver’s hours of service and on the trucks’ lighting systems. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set May 4-6 as the…

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Women In Trucking Association Selects Female Veterans to Join Driver Ambassador’s Wreaths Across America Trip

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that it has selected two female veterans, Janice Neitz and Nichole Garcia, to accompany the association’s Driver Ambassador Kelly lynn McLaughlin on part of her journey to pick up and deliver wreaths for National Wreath Laying Day held on Saturday, December 19. Every December, Wreaths Across America coordinates…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Motor carriers have always been the backbone of America, but perhaps it’s never been more true than it’s been in 2020. As our nation (and world) faced an unprecedented crisis, you stepped up and made sure that our shelves stayed stocked and that our first responders had the safety and medical equipment needed to address…

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Secretary Wilkie’s 2020 Veterans Day message

I’m Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. On Veterans Day in 1988, Ronald Reagan said …”We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty. . . Most of all,…

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Traton, Hino Team up for Electric-Vehicle Development

Traton’s Scania brand is already testing hydrogen-trucks like the four with ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. Photo: Scania Two global commercial vehicle makers, Germany’s Traton SE and Japan’s Hino Motors Ltd., have signed a joint venture agreement to develop electric vehicles, both battery-electric and fuel-cell versions. Traton and Hino will combine their unique strengths to…

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NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK – Second Week in September

NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK America recognizes National Truck Driver Appreciation Week during the second week in September. It’s a time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work in one of the nation’s most demanding and vital jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there are one million professional men…

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