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  • 08/14/2019 7:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rule making(NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. 

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  • 07/24/2019 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਫੈਡਰਲ ਮੋਟਰਜ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਮਹਿਕਮੇ ਨੇ ਸ਼ਿਪਿੰਗ ਅਤੇ ਰਸੀਵਿੰਗ ਦੇ ਥਾਵਾਂ ਦੇ ਲੰਬੇ ਇੰਤਜਾਰ ਕਾਰਨ ਹੁੰਦੀ
    ਡਰਾਇਵਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਖਜਲ ਖੁਆਰੀ ਨੂੰ ਅਤੇ ਹਾਈਵੇ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਤੇ ਇਸ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਝਣ ਦੇ ਲਈ ਇਕ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ
    ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਉਨਾਂ ਨੇ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਧਿਰਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਇੰਤਜਾਰ ਬਾਰੇ ਅੰਕੜੇ
    ਮੰਗੇ ਹਨ।

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  • 07/24/2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An advocacy group representing the nation’s largest motor carriers including J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings and U.S. Xpress Enterprises, is currently lobbying the federal government to make hair testing for drug use mandatory for all pre-employment screening of truck drivers. The group, called The Trucking Alliance, claims that illegal drug use by drivers is the greatest safety challenge facing the industry.

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  • 07/24/2019 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਟਰੱਕ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਟਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਦਾ ਇਕ ਮਿਆਰ ਸਥਾਪਤ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ ਵਿਚ ਫੈਡਰਲ ਮੋਟਰ ਕੈਰੀਅਰ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਮਹਿਕਮਾ ਫਰਵਰੀ 7, 2020 ਤੋਂ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਟਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਨਵੇਂ ਕਾਨੂੰਨ ਲਾਗੂ ਕਰਨ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। ਮਹਿਕਮਾ ‘ਕਮਰਸ਼ੀਅਲ ਵੈਹੀਕਲ ਦੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਲਈ ਘਟੋ ਘੱਟ ਲੋੜੀਦੀ ਟਰੇਨਿੰਗ’ ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ਹੇਠ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਟਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਦੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਮਾਪਦੰਡ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਆ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਸਾਰੇ ਟਰੱਕ ਡਰਾਈਵਿੰਗ ਸਕੂਲਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਵੱਡੀਆ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਵਲੋਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਟਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਦੇਣ ਲਈ ਚਲਾਏ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਅਦਾਰਿਆ ਵਲੋਂ ਪਾਲਣਾ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੋਵੇਗੀ।

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  • 07/03/2019 5:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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    1. Are data currently available that can accurately record loading, unloading, and delay times?

    There are no devices that function to exclusive or accurately record delays in loading, unloading, or dock times. With ELD’s companies are able to manually extrapolate how long a truck has been at a shippers location.  This is an estimation and not a definitive or practical way of determining detentions. 

    2. Is there technology available that could record and delineate prompt loading and unloading times versus the extended delays sometimes experienced by drivers?

    Carriers and truckers are operating on very tight margins. Increasing the compliance and recording responsibilities for trucking companies and drivers would be adding an unfair burden on to them. Warehouses, produce sheds, and shippers are important stakeholders in the transportation process. The responsibility and ultimately the benefits realized from increased efficiency will benefit them as much as their transportation partners. Technologies to record and capture the individual components of the loading/unloading process are best performed parties ultimately responsible for understanding the bottlenecks and making changes to expedite the process. 

    3. How can delay times be captured and recorded in a systematic, comparable manner?

    A potential solution might involve a driver checking in and out at a third party administer portal at a shippers location with their CDL. 

    4. Could systematic collection and publication of loading, unloading and delay times be useful in driver or carrier business decisions and help to reduce loading, unloading and delay times?

    The ability of a transportation company to understand how long a shipper takes to load and unload is an important part of the pricing and resource utilization decision. Currently carriers rely on institutional knowledge and experience to make estimates how long shippers will take to load and unload.  

    5. What should FMCSA use as an estimate of reasonable loading/ unloading time? Please provide a basis for your response.

    Reasonable waiting times for carriers need to take into consideration the commodity that is being transported.  Highly automated warehouses, shipping boxed dry freight can not be compared to a produce shed shipping refrigerated fresh fruit from the field on a 100 degree day.  FMCSA would benefit from a study period sampling various shippers to establish a baseline of reasonable times. From this FMCSA and the industry can work towards reducing times.

    6. How do contract arrangements between carriers and shippers address acceptable wait times? Do these arrangements include penalties for delays attributable to a carrier or shipper?

    Carriers who have direct shipper contacts have some clauses related to shipper delays.  Because the balance of power is in favor of shippers these are generally non negotiable and often times onerous. Carriers have very little ability to negotiate these terms, and no general industry standards to compare them to. 

    7. What actions by FMCSA, within its current statutory authority, would help to reduce loading, unloading and delay times?

    When drivers are delayed at shippers they typically are not performing any active work.  They’re relaxing or sleeping. FMCSA should reconsider assigning waiting time to not count towards a 14 hour daily shift. Another consideration might be a new category of time or exemption.  In instances where drivers are delayed more than 3 hours at a shipper, the time is not counted towards their daily 14. 



  • 06/27/2019 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Estimates of the number of Sikh truckers vary. In California alone, tens of thousands of truckers trace their heritage to India. The state is home to half of the Sikhs in the U.S. — members of a monotheistic faith with origins in 15th century India whose followers are best recognized by the uncut hair and turbans many men wear. At Sikh temples in Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield and Riverside, the majority of worshipers are truck drivers and their families.

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  • 06/02/2019 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਾਲ ਵਿਚ ਈ ਐਲ ਡੀ ਦਾ ਲਾਗੂ ਹੋਣਾ ਟਰੱਕਿੰਗ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਲਈ ਇਕ ਵਡੀ ਤਬਦੀਲੀ ਸੀ ਅਤੇ ਹੁਣ ਜਦੋਂ ਇਸ ਤਬਦੀਲੀ ਦੀ ਉਡਾਈ ਧੁੜ ਅਜੇ ਬੈਠੀ ਵੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਤਾਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਹੋਰ ਕਈ ਰੂਲ ਰੈਗੂਲੇਸ਼ਨ ਟਰੱਕਿੰਗ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਵੱਲ ਭਜੀਆਂ ਆ ਰਹੀਆ ਹਨ। ਭਾਵੇ ਈ ਅੇਲ ਡੀ ਵਰਗੀ ਭਾਜੜ ਪਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਕੋਈ ਰੈਗੂਲੇਸ਼ਨ ਨਜ਼ਰ ਨਹੀਂ ਆ ਰਹੀ ਪਰ ਟਰਾਂਸਪੋਰਟੇਸ਼ਨ ਨਾਲ ਸਬੰਧਤ ਮਾਹਰ ਇਨਾਂ ਪੰਜ ਰੈਗੂਲੇਸ਼ਨ

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  • 06/02/2019 2:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The largest truck inspection blitz of the year is coming. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations throughout North America. Here are 10 things you need to know.

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  • 06/02/2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reefer carriers finally got some good news last week. Demand for refrigerated trailers has been relatively soft this year, but shipments ahead of Memorial Day weekend pushed rates higher in many major markets and high-traffic lanes. That should also help van rates since reefer carriers often compete for dry van loads when reefer demand is low.

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  • 06/02/2019 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a move that can only be seen as a way to squeeze out freight brokerage firms, retail Goliath Amazon has set up its own brokerage pilot program as a way to gobble up the market by utilizing shippers during its peak seasons but also selling off that capacity during down times, sometimes at a loss. The new program, currently in its infancy, is limited to five states in the northeast, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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