Trucking: Meal, Rest Break Provision Debated in Funding Negotiations

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Republican leaders say they lack time to finalize fiscal 2018 funding legislation by Dec. 8, which is when funding for the federal government is set to expire.

The lack of time is likely to prompt the advancement of a short-term funding measure that could limit the chances of advancing a truck-centric meal and rest break provision.  Read more here.

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How job surveillance is transforming trucking in America

Vox has released a fascinating video focusing on how job surveillance impacts trucking in America.  Read more here.

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Trucking: WEIGHING THE RISK WITH WINTER DRIVING

Trucking is already in the top 10 of most dangerous jobs in the U.S. on a normal day.  However, when you add extreme weather to the task, the likelihood of disaster is increased exponentially.  The Army taught me how to analyze risks and I’d like to see more of it in our industry.  The job has to be done, but there are ways to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. In non-emergency situations, if the risks cannot be reduced to an acceptable level, the job cannot be done at that time under those conditions.  Read more here.

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Trucking: DOT to Add Four Opioids for Transportation Worker Drug Testing

DOT will test drivers for four additional opiods

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans on Jan. 1 to begin testing truck drivers and other “safety-sensitive” transportation employees for the semi-synthetic opioids hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone, the agency announced Nov. 9.  Read more here.

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Women In Trucking and TranStrategy Partners launch new training program

Women in Transportation 2017

The program is aimed to increase industry knowledge, leadership, and help attract and retain more women in trucking.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Missouri jail is housing inmates in semi trailers

Greene County Jail, in Springfield, Missouri, has created a new temporary jail facility within truck trailers.  Read more here.

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Trucking: 2017 Holiday Planning Guide

Now that Halloween is behind us, the time has come to focus on bigger things: the 2017 holiday season. Retail imports have been on the rise as the industry braces for the busiest time of the year. The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) latest projections call for a 3.6 to 4 percent increase in holiday sales for 2017 over the same period in 2016. That makes for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. Most estimates see e-commerce shopping increasing by as much as 20 percent this year. With so much shopping to be done, retailers and shippers are bracing for the rush. Here are how some of the largest companies are preparing.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Which Should You Buy First a Car, House or Tractor Trailer

What to Buy First With Your Money

In my opinion, if your plans are to buy a tractor trailer then you should buy it before buying a car or house.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Truck driver shortage projected to hit all-time high in 2017

Derrick Leathers Rebecca Brewster and Bob Costello discuss the truck driver shortage and economic activity Photo Sean KilcarrFleet Owner

The shortage of qualified truck drivers is projected to hit an all-time high of 50,000 by the end of 2017, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of American Trucking Associations (ATA).  Read more here.

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Trucking: Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

truck driver

The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.  Read more here.

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