Monthly Archives: October 2012

FMCSA Lifts HOS Rules for Truckers Working on Sandy-Related Cleanup

10/31/2012 5:15:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor DOT Releases $13 Million to Help States Restore Roads Tweet Print This   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a regional emergency over many Eastern states, lifting hours-of-service regulations for trucking and work crews dealing with the massive cleanup following Hurricane Sandy. Separately, the Department [...]

Watch Webcast of Public Listening Session for Hours of Service Oilfield Exceptions on September 27, 2012

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Wabash portable shelters use DuraPlate wall panels

Foldable shelter consists of panels made of Wabash National’s DuraPlate composite trailer walls. Trailer Talk blog by Tom Berg, Senior Editor "Just in time for Hurricane Sandy," said a message Monday from Wabash National spokeswoman Celeste Stanley, "Wabash National is going to market with a new product to assist with disaster relief." It's the DuraPlate [...]

States Face Huge Cleanup Following Storm

10/30/2012 4:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Hurricane Sandy’s multiple-state path of destruction left transportation systems scrambling to recover, with officials dealing with debris and flooding damage to airports, highways and local roads, news services reported Tuesday. New Jersey — where the hurricane barreled ashore late Monday — appeared [...]

Watch Live Webcast of the Motorcoach Hours-of-Service Listening Session on October 30, 2012

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Two More Carriers Get Cross-Border Approval

Two more motor carriers from Mexico have received operating authority to participate in the cross-border pilot program. GCC Tranpsortes SA de CV, a subsidiary of the multi-national Mexican-owned, Mexican-domiciled Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua received the green light this past week. GCC will operate eight trucks and eight drivers in the program. GCC Transportes parent company [...]

TTNews Closed Due to Hurricane Sandy

10/29/2012 9:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Transport Topics’ offices in Arlington, Va., are closed due to Hurricane Sandy. News updates will be limited due to the storm and TT will resume full operations as soon as possible.     . Follow Transport Topics on RSS Twitter Facebook Tweet [...]

4 Ways Oakley Maximizes Driver Recruiting AND Retention

By Francis Hare, Contributor Little Rock-based Oakley Trucking maintains a turnover rate less than 1/3 the current industry average for fleets the American Trucking Associations categorize as "large" (above $30 million in revenue). How? Pretty simple, actually. "You've got to take care of the ones you have before you go get more," says Oakley recruiting [...]

Consumer Confidence Rises to Five-Year High

10/26/2012 12:15:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Consumer confidence rose to a five-year high in October, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released Friday. The month’s final index rose to a reading of 82.6, the highest since September 2007, from 78.3 in September. It was [...]

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