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  • 05/02/2022 9:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਮੀਰਾ ਜੋਸ਼ੀ ਦੇ ਹੁਣ ਨਿਊਯਾਰਕ ਸਿਟੀ ਦੀ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਮੇਅਰ ਬਣਨ ‘ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਪਤੀ ਜੋਅ ਬਿਡੇਨ ਨੇ ਰੋਬਿਨ ਹਚਸਨ ਨੂੰ ਫੈਡਰਲ ਮੋਟਰ ਕੈਰੀਅਰ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਐਡਮਿਨਿਸਟ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਨ (ਐਫ.ਐਮ.ਸੀ.ਐਸ.ਏ.) ਲਈ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਕ ਦੇ ਅਹੁਦੇ ਲਈ ਚੁਣਿਆ ਹੈ।
    ਹਚੇਸਨ ਏਜੰਸੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਾਰਜਕਾਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਕ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਡਿਪਾਰਟਮੈਂਟ ਆਫ਼ ਟ੍ਰਾਂਸਪੋਰਟੇਸ਼ਨ (ਡੀ.ਓ.ਟੀ.) ਵਿਖੇ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਨੀਤੀ ਲਈ ਉਪ ਸਹਾਇਕ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। ਸੈਨੇਟ ਵਿੱਚ ਇਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਗੱਲ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੰਜੂਰੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ।
    ਡੀ.ਓ.ਟੀ. ਵਿਖੇ, ਹਚੇਸਨ ਨੇ ਪਿਛਲੇ ਨਵੰਬਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ, ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਰੋਡਵੇਅ ਸੇਫਟੀ ਰਣਨੀਤੀ ਜੋ ਕਿ ਦੋ-ਪੱਖੀ ਬੁਨਿਆਦੀ ਢਾਂਚੇ ਦੇ ਬਿੱਲ ਦਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਸੀ, ਉਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੋ ਕੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਲਈ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਅਤ ਸੜਕਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਸੜਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਕਸਤ ਕਰਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਇੱਕ ਪ੍ਰਮੁੱਖ ਭੂਮਿਕਾ ਨਿਭਾਈ।

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  • 04/19/2022 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What had been a white-hot trucking market over the last two years—largely because retail goods were in high demand during the pandemic—could come to a screeching halt as analysts predict a major downturn in truckloads, similar to the contraction the industry experienced in 2019. 

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  • 04/19/2022 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks North America’s customer WattEV has ordered 50 Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to launch its unique Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model in California. WattEV’s TaaS model provides shippers and carriers access to battery-electric trucks at a per-mile rate, including charging, that is on par with the total cost of operating diesel trucks. Over the next several months, the Volvo VNR Electric trucks will begin operating on routes between California’s San Joaquin Valley, Inland Empire, and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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  • 03/10/2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In order to stop drivers from cheating on mandatory drug tests, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing that motor carriers be allowed to use oral fluid tests instead of urine tests.

    “This will give employers a choice that will help combat employee cheating on urine drug tests and provide a more economical, less intrusive means of achieving the safety goals of the program,” DOT said in a February Federal Register announcement. 

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  • 02/14/2022 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator.

    Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Biden-Harris Administration. In this role, she led safety policy for the Department, and coordinated other critical efforts, including COVID-19 response and recovery. She was instrumental in the development of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, especially the new Safe Streets and Roads for All program.

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  • 02/14/2022 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, California, location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup, and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Affinity Truck Center has been serving the region’s transportation needs since 1980 and is now the first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in the region.

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  • 02/14/2022 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks North America’s customer Groupe Morneau took delivery of its first Volvo VNR Electric to operate on freight logistics routes in eastern Canada. The zero-tail pipe emission Class 8 truck was delivered to Groupe Morneau this week during a key handover event with the local Volvo Trucks dealership, Paré Centre du Camion. The Volvo VNR Electric is the first heavy-duty battery-electric Volvo truck operating in Québec City and the first Volvo VNR Electric tandem rear axle configuration in Canada.

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  • 02/14/2022 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its network of Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealers into Virginia, announcing that Nacarato Truck Centers’ Roanoke dealership has completed the required training and certification program. Nacarato Truck Centers has been instrumental in introducing Volvo Trucks’ VNR Electric model in the state, as it is supporting three trucking carriers that are using the zero-tailpipe emission model to transport inbound parts and components to the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations (NRV) in Dublin, Virginia.

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  • 02/07/2022 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock as a trucking industry professional, you’ve probably noticed the scramble to obtain commercial drivers licenses (CDLs) before February 7th, 2022. This is because the new Entry Level Driver Training requirements take effect today (2/7/2022). The new regulation seeks to strengthen and standardize how drivers are trained and require trucking schools to register with FMCSA’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). Although, the regulation will not affect most current CDL holders, CDL holders seeking to upgrade their license or obtain a new endorsements like hazmat will be subject to ELDT. As usual, FMCSA’s reason for implementing ELDT borders on safety.


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  • 01/11/2022 11:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਅੱਜ ਕੱਲ ਚੱਲਦੀ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ, ਸਪਲਾਈ ਚੈਨ ਵਿਚ ਆ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਰੁਕਾਵਟਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਥੋੜ ਕਾਰਨ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲਾ 2022 ਸਾਲ ਵੀ ਟਰੱਕ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਲਈ ਬਹੁਤ ਹੀ ਚੁਣੌਤੀਪੂਰਨ ਲੱਗ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ। 

    ਭਵਿਸ਼ ਦਾ ਅਨੁਮਾਨ ਲਾਉਣਾ ਔਖਾ ਹੈ ਪਰ ਹੋਰ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਸੰਬੰਧਿਤ ਚਿੰਤਾਂਵਾਂ ਵੀ ਇੰਡਸਟਰੀ ਨੂੰ ਪਲੇਗ ਦੀ ਤਰ੍ਹਾਂ ਜਕੜੀ ਰੱਖਣਗੀਆਂ। ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਨਵੇਂ ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਭਰਤੀ ਕਰਨੇ ਅਤੇ ਪੁਰਾਣੇ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਨਾਲ ਜੋੜੀ ਰੱਖਣਾ, ਪਰਮਾਣੂ ਫੈਸਲੇ ਲੈਣੇ, ਆਫ ਸਾਈਟ ਆਡਿਟ ਅਤੇ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਦਾ ਧਿਆਨ ਕੇਂਦਰਿਤ ਕਰਕੇ ਰੱਖਣ ਵਰਗੀਆਂ ਕਈ ਚਿੰਤਾਂਵਾਂ ਸ਼ਾਮਿਲ ਹਨ। 

    ਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਵਿੱਚ ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਵੇਸ਼ ਪੱਧਰ ਦੀ ਟ੍ਰੇਨਿੰਗ ਲਈ ਨਵੇਂ ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਦੇ ਲਾਗੂ ਹੋਣ ਦੀ ਵੀ ਸੰਭਾਵਨਾ ਹੈ।

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