Monthly Archives: November 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Georgia-licensed Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver to Cease Operating

U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Public Affairs 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20590www.dot.gov/affairs/index.html FMCSA 23-12 Friday, November 30, 2012 Contact: Bill Bronrott Tel.: (202) 366-9999 U.S. Department of Transportation Orders Georgia-licensed Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver to Cease Operating FMCSA finds driver Johnny Felton to be imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, DC [...]

TCA Launches Online Certificate Program

The Truckload Carriers Association's latest Truckload Academy offering is an online certificate program for fleet and driver managers. The Highly Effective Fleet Manager, the first Academy program to offer a certificate, is a seven-part, online instructional series that focuses on the business, leadership, communication, and coaching skills that fleet managers must have to succeed. "The [...]

L.A. Port Strike Spreads to Port of Long Beach

11/29/2012 11:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Larry Smith/Trans PixsA strike by clerical workers at the largest pier at the Port of Los Angeles has spread to three terminals at the neighboring Port of Long Beach, the Associated Press reported. Port of Long Beach officials said Wednesday afternoon that [...]

Ahead of the fitness curve: Q&A with Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong

As part of his Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour, Bob Perry rolls a truck tire 7 miles and invites drivers to walk along. By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief Bob Perry has been trying to help drivers be healthier for about 25 years, but he was way ahead of the curve. It's only in the [...]

Shuster to Chair House Transportation Committee

11/28/2012 4:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   House Republicans Wednesday chose Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to be the next chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the new congressional session begins in January. Shuster will replace Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who had supported Shuster as his successor. [...]

‘Encapsulated Upper Coupler’ prevents internal corrosion danger, trucker-inventor claims

Elvin Knollman tests an Encapsulated Upper Coupler by pumping in air, then listening for leaks caused by cracks or rust damage. If it holds air, it's sound inside, he says. Photo by Tom Berg. Trailer Talk blog by Tom Berg, Senior Editor When a badly corroded upper coupler assembly on a tank trailer caused a [...]

Mica Supports Shuster to Be Next Chairman of House Transportation Committee

11/27/2012 1:30:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   Ken Cedeno/Bloomberg NewsRep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said he has abandoned his quest to remain chairman and is throwing his support to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.). In a letter sent Monday to House Speaker John [...]

Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

Contributed by HNi With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.) With market conditions growing continuously more difficult, a safety program can have a [...]

APL Logistics Acquires Carmichael International

11/26/2012 4:45:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This   APL Logistics said it has acquired U.S. Customs brokerage firm Carmichael International Service. No terms were disclosed. Carmichael International offers customs brokerage, trade compliance and consulting, and has worked with APL for the past 20 years, APL said in a statement. APL Logistics [...]

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