Monthly Archives: March 2012

FMCSA Shuts Down Utah Carrier

3/30/2012 12:45:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Friday it has ordered Reliable Transportation Services to stop operating, declaring the Utah-based trucking company an “imminent hazard to public safety.â€� FMCSA said it revoked the carrier’s operating authority March 24 due to multiple violations [...]

FMCSA’s 2012-2016 Strategic Plan Presents a New Direction Focused on Outreach, Oversight, and Enforcement Resources

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What’s inside that tanker? A polyurethane coating

Trailer Talk blog by Tom Berg, Senior Editor During a stroll through the trailer areas at last week's Louisville truck show, I turned a corner and encountered a chemical tanker. Its rear access cover was open, and people were pausing to peek inside. "What's in there?" I wondered. Nothing in the way of cargo, but [...]

Obama Signs 90-Day Highway Bill Extension Following Congressional Passage

3/30/2012 1:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Tom Biery/Trans PixsPresident Obama on Friday signed a 90-day extension of federal transportation funding that was passed by the House and Senate a day earlier, the Associated Press reported. On Thursday, the House passed  â€” and the Senate later ratified —  a 90-day highway [...]

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. to Shut Down

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 04-12 Friday, March 30, 2012 Contact: Shashunga Clayton Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Reliable Transportation Services, Inc. to Shut Down FMCSA finds Utah-based trucking company to be imminent safety hazard WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department [...]

Remote Temp Monitoring

Systems such as Thermo King's TracKing can alert fleets to temperature problems eve if the driver doesn't. By Tom Berg, Senior Editor Automatically watching the perishable load as it goes down the road or the rails saves money and brings peace of mind. When you're delivering temperature-sensitive cargoes, things can get nasty if the produce, [...]

Port Logistics Firms Announce Partnership

3/29/2012 12:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Port Logistics Group and Coastal Logistics Group on Thursday announced a partnership that extends the geographic reach and service offerings for both companies. The alliance will enable the companies to offer full logistics services at all major U.S. import and export gateways, [...]

Automated Mechanical Transmissions Gaining Steadily in Class 8 Trucks

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor Talk about transmissions in commercial trucks, and you'll talk a lot about Eaton. The Michigan-based manufacturer continues to dominate the business in Class 8 and remains strong in Classes 6 and 7. However, there are other names in the business, and they all play a role in what's built and [...]

Oil Slips as Feds Consider Tapping SPR

3/28/2012 3:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Tim Rue/Bloomberg NewsOil fell for the first time in four days Wednesday following a Department of Energy report that showed crude inventories rose, while the department considered tapping the government’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Bloomberg reported. Crude futures slipped $1.92 to finish the [...]

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