Month: December 2017

2017 year in review: A month-by-month look at trucking’s top stories

 

While the electronic logging device mandate dominated the trucking industry news cycle in 2017, there were still a number of other notable stories throughout the year.  Read more here.

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Trucking legend Johnelle Hunt hasn’t forgotten who makes it happen — the drivers

Johnelle Hunt says it takes tough people to weather the ups and downs of trucking and it’s the drivers who make it all happen. (Courtesy: JOHNELLE HUNT)

Johnelle DeBusk Hunt has seen trucking go through deregulation in 1980 and watched the company her late husband Johnnie Bryan Hunt started with her help go from five trucks and seven trailers in December 1969, to the mega carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. is today.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Military Veteran And Rookie Driver Awarded 2017 Kenworth T680

 

In an effort to curb the driver shortage and create immediate jobs for transitioning military personnel, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, along with Kenworth and FASTPORT have partnered to award a fully-loaded T680 to a deserving veteran who enters the trucking industry. Greg Softy, a 28-year Army veteran and driver for Stevens Transport, was the winner of the second annual award.  Read more here.

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Trucking: HOW TO FIND A STRONG CELLULAR SIGNAL ON THE ROAD

 

It’s very frustrating to drive for 11 hours and finally get to the truck stop that you’re going to spend your 10 hour break at and find out that you have a weak or worse, –  no cell service.  This has happened to me before.  I couldn’t communicate with my family back home, I couldn’t utilize any entertainment options like Netflix and my wife had no idea where I was in the world.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Fleets Take Do-It-Yourself Approach to Solar-Panel Installation

 

Solar panel manufacturers said they have worked to make their products easy to deploy, and several fleets said they have opted to install the panels themselves.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ELD Day

 

As the clock counts down to the Dec. 18 electronic logging device mandate in the U.S., many fleets have yet to implement a solution.  Read more here.

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Bots try to drown out voices of truckers on DOT website

 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation asked the public to submit comments on whether any current regulations need to be changed or dropped — and while the trucking community supplied hundreds of legitimate comments, the comments were also flooded by suspected internet robots who came out in support of ELDs.  Read more here.

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