Long-haul trucking is both one of the most crucial jobs and, unfortunately, one of its most risky. Long-haul truck drivers are essential to the transportation of goods in the United States, but the demands of their job may contribute to a greater chance for health problems. Irregular schedules, long hours, little physical activity, limited access […]
The trucking industry must maintain a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug and alcohol use. However, under the current drug and alcohol screening programs, employers do not always have the proper tools to identify accurately and expeditiously CDL holders who have received positive drug or alcohol results in the past, have refused a drug […]
The trucking industry is the backbone of the United States economy and workforce. There are currently 3.5 million drivers on the road and millions more working in warehouses, terminals, shipping offices and more. In total, it employs one out of every seven Americans and our roads and ports move over 11 trillion dollars of freight […]
What do Netflix and Amazon have to do with the trucking industry? It turns out that a few strategies are similar between them. A report came out that speculates that Amazon actually loses money on every single Kindle Fire tablet that is sold. The hope is that people will buy more products that will then […]
The CSA program started in 2011 and has been gradually implemented since then. CSA stands for compliance, safety, accountability; and was created in order to improve the trucking industry’s safety by identifying truck drivers that are high risk. The plan to decrease truck-related accidents through this safety program is a worthy cause; however, the […]
The ATA (American Trucking Association) has recently released a book that is full of information regarding trucking industry trends in 2011. The ATA has given us the data to show just how dominate the trucking industry is in the world of freight transportation. It is not surprising that trucking leads the pack in freight transportation […]
Why on earth would the trucking industry want to raise the federal diesel fuel tax? Turns out the American Trucking Association has good reasons. They are proposing raising the federal fuel tax for diesel by 6.3 cents per gallon while dropping the 12 percent federal excise tax for large trucks. Funding the Highway […]
We have talked about the nine transportation bill extensions that have taken place over the last three years, but luckily progress has been made! One day before the expiration of the current extension, both the House and the Senate have approved a two year transportation bill that will be active until September 2014. The […]
It has been made known that driver turnover rates are fairly high considering the difficult nature of the career path. However, the turnover rates have continued to rise as the shipping industry has begun to recover, which could mean concerns of limited capacity and higher rates. The American Trucking Association (ATA) has reported that the […]
The American Trucking Association (ATA) has seen significant increases already in 2013 with the best January tonnage report in five years. The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index showed a 2.9% increase in January after an increase of 2.4% in December as well. Increases are a good sign since the trucking industry tends to serve as a […]
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