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  • 01/16/2019 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ruling that not all arbitration clauses within contracts between transportation fleets and independent contractors are binding, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided in favor of owner-operator Dominic Oliveira in a class-action lawsuit against Springfield, Missouri based New Prime, Inc. which has contracts with more than 5,000 independent drivers. In a unanimous 8-0 decision, Click for more

  • 01/12/2019 2:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The American Transportation Research Institute released this week an updated list of local and state idling rules that aid truck drivers avoid fines for idling overly long term.


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  • 12/21/2018 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FMCSA has announced that the final rule setting the UCR fees for the 2019 year will be published in the Federal Register next week. The UCR Board of Directors has delayed the beginning of UCR registration for 2019 until 

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  • 12/18/2018 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Amid continued uncertainty about tariffs and a tumbling stock market, it’s not surprising that an index measuring market conditions for trucking companies reports a second consecutive month of steep declines and the lowest reading since August 2017. According to freight transportation intelligence provider FTR, orders for new Class-8 trucks have dipped significantly in recent months with November’s number of 27,500 by far the lowest of the year.

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  • 12/12/2018 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nobody likes paperwork. That’s why we improved our automatic IFTA reporting feature for fleet managers and drivers.

    Our latest update makes it easy for drivers to upload fuel purchases at the point of purchase directly to the KeepTruckin dashboard. This allows you to make bulk imports from major fuel cards. In other words, you can import all of your receipts at once.

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  • 12/12/2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks announced today that it will introduce all-electric Volvo VNR regional-haul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020 ...

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  • 12/09/2018 5:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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    – ਡੇਵਿਡ ਬੋਕਲਮੈਨ

    ਮੈਨੂੰ ਟਰੱਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਸੇਲਜ਼ ਦੇ ਬਿਜ਼ਨਸ ‘ਚ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦੇ ਨੂੰ 40 ਸਾਲ ਦਾ ਸਮਾਂ ਹੋ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ। ਮੈਂ ਇਸ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ‘ਚ ਤਰੱਕੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਬਹੁਤ ਤਬਦੀਲੀਆਂ ਵੇਖੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਮੈਨੂੰ ਉਸ ਸਮੇਂ ਦਾ ਵੀ ਪਤਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ ਟਰੱਕ ਇੱਕ ਗੈਲਨ ਨਾਲ਼ 3 ਮੀਲ ਚੱਲਦਾ ਸੀ ਪਰ ਹੁਣ ਜੋ 10 ਮੀਲ ਦੇ ਕਰੀਬ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ।ਮੈਂ ਇਹ ਵੀ ਵੇਖਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਤੇਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਛੜੱਪੇ ਮਾਰਦੀਆਂ ਵਧੀਆਂ ਹਨ। ਜਿਸ ਦਾ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਪੋਰਟਰਾਂ ‘ਤੇ ਬਹੁਤ ਅਸਰ ਪਿਆ ਹੈ।ਟਰੱਕਾਂ ਦਾ ਭਾਰ ਹਲਕਾ ਹੋਇਆ ਹੈ, ਵਧੇਰੇ ਤੇਜ਼ੀ ਨਾਲ ਚੱਲਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤਾ ਵੀ ਵਧੀ ਹੈ।ਪਰ ਇਹ ਹੋਏ ਹਨ ਅੱਗੇ ਨਾਲ਼ੋਂ ਹੋਰ ਮਹਿੰਗੇ। ਜੇ ਗੱਲ 


  • 12/09/2018 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਪਰਸਨਲ ਕੰਨਵੇਨਸ਼ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਲੱਖਾਂ ਟਰੱਕਰਜ਼ ਲਈ ਮਹੀਨਿਆ ਬੱਧੀ ਝਮੇਲੇ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਹੁਣ ਫੈਡਰਲ ਮੋਟਰਜ਼ ਕੈਰੀਅਰ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਮਹਿਕਮੇ ਨੇ ਇਸ ਮਸਲੇ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਰ ਸਪਸ਼ਟ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ।

    ਮਈ, 2018 ਵਿਚ ਫੈਡਰਲ ਮੋਟਰਜ਼ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਮਹਿਕਮੇ ਨੇ ਇਕ ਪ੍ਰੈਸ ਬਿਆਨ ਵਿਚ ਟਰੱਕਰਜ ਨੂੰ ਪਰਸਨਲ ਕੰਨਵੇਨਸ ਦੇ ਨਿਯਮ ਸਾਫ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ ਕੀਤੀ ਸੀ। ਉਸ ਬਿਆਨ ਦੇ ਅਨੁਸਾਰ ਟਰੱਕਰਜ਼ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਸੇ ਸ਼ਿਪਰ ਜਾਂ ਰਸੀਵਰ ਦੀ ਥਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਸੇਫ ਪਾਰਕਿੰਗ ਜਗ੍ਹਾ ਤੇ ਪਹੁੰਚਣ ਦੇ ਲਈ ਭਰੇ ਜਾਂ ਖਾਲੀ ਟਰੱਕ ਨੂੰ ਪਰਸਨਲ ਕੰਨਵੇਅਸ਼ ਵਜੋਂ ਵਰਤਣ ਦੀ ਇਜਾਜਤ ਹੈ ਫਿਰ ਭਾਂਵੇ ਟਰੱਕ ਡਰਾਇਵਰ ਦੇ ਕੰਮ ਦੇ ਘੰਟੇ ਖਤਮ ਹੋ ਚੁਕੇ ਹੋਣ।

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  • 11/01/2018 6:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks announced the new Xceed fuel efficiency package for Volvo VNL 760 and VNL 860 models operating in dry van and refrigerated trailer operations. The new fuel efficiency package will be available for order beginning in January of 2019 for 2020 models. Volvo made the announcement this week at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

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  • 10/26/2018 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With its recent “advance notice of proposed rule making,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking to invoke tough new financial responsibility requirements on freight forwarders and brokers. New rules, including suspension and revocation of licenses, would punish brokers and forwarders who fall below $75,000 of federally required surety bonds. Brokers and forwarders have until Nov. 27 to provide comments and suggestions to help the FMCSA in implementing fair and efficient regulations.

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