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  • 08/18/2018 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EkoStinger has signed a deal with South Carolina-based Vanguard Trailer, Company to provide trailer aerodynamic devices to their own trailers. “We sell thousands of inventory trailers each year and our customers need aerodynamic devices in their trailers which work and are durable, EkoStinger’s product fits that criteria,” explained Jay Malave, President of Vanguard Trailer, SouthEast.

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  • 08/18/2018 8:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 45,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for problems with the instrument panel, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall documents.

    Cascadia trucks model year 2017-19 are affected by the recall. According to NHTSA,

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  • 08/17/2018 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Walmart is facing a 50 K fine for allowing trucks to park at one of its own Illinois stores. The penalty came from the city of Springfield, which asserts the store is not after the parking plan accepted by the city as it was constructed.

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  • 08/17/2018 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After news of Kodiak’s financing, Uber announced plans to double its investment in Uber Freight and rehire former executive Lior Ron, another Otto co-founder, to conduct the load-matching business. Uber announced on July 31 that its Advanced Technologies Group would end development on the company’s self-driving truck app. Burnette, Kodiak’s CEO, co-founded the self-driving technology company, Otto, that was acquired by Uber in 2016. He left Uber in March and founded Kodiak with Eshel, who worked as a vice president in Battery Ventures and directed the company’s autonomous vehicle investment project.

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  • 08/17/2018 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The bill will call for the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement to publish a list of port drayage carriers, or their successor companies, together with outstanding conclusions for wage offenses and other labor law violations. The accountability of customers will likely be determined through civil court or through the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. The passage by the appropriations committee, which has a state on almost any legislation with financial or budgetary impact, sets the stage for a vote by the complete meeting, which could occur early next week.

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  • 08/09/2018 10:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced $4,872,000 in grants to six Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Marine Highway program, will help enhance existing marine highways serving ports in Louisiana, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut, and support the development of new container-on-barge services in Kentucky and Rhode Island.

    “Strengthening the country’s waterways and domestic seaports stimulates economic growth, reduces congestion and increases the efficiency of our national freight transportation system,” said Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

    The Marine Highway Program supports the expanded use of navigable waterways to relieve landside congestion, provide new transportation options, and generate other public benefits by increasing the efficiency of the surface transportation system. The program works with public and private stakeholders to achieve these goals.

    “These marine highway grants will help expand freight movement on the water and modernize our inland ports and waterways,” said Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby.

    Marine Highways provide new modal choices to cargo shippers, which reduces transportation costs while providing the public benefits of reduced road maintenance costs and improved safety. Expanding the use of our waterways supports jobs at U.S. ports and shipyards, and marine highway services also benefit national security by providing an alternate mode of transportation and adding to our strategic sealift resources.

    Projects receiving grant funding are:

    Port of Baton Rouge and Port of New Orleans Container-on-Barge (awarded $2,507,200)

    The grant will be used to purchase marine terminal and handling equipment for efficient loading and unloading of container-on-barge operations in New Orleans. The existing service, which operates on a regular, reliable schedule, is designed to relocate empty containers in Memphis to meet export customer demand in Baton Rouge. This grant will allow the service to expand to the New Orleans France Road terminal and will allow northbound containers to be offloaded as far north as Memphis, TN.

    Davisville/Brooklyn/Newark Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $855,200)

    Sponsored by the Quonset Development Corporation, this service will run between Brooklyn, NY, Newark, NJ and the Port of Davisville in Rhode Island. The service will include a dedicated run twice a week utilizing one 800-TEU capacity deck barge and will remove approximately 83,200 containers and 14,976,000 vehicular miles annually from the road. It will also relieve landside congestion and lower transportation costs for shippers while providing additional economic opportunities regionally.

    James River Expansion Project on the M-64 (awarded $456,000)

    Sponsored by the Port of Virginia, this regularly scheduled service operates three times a week between terminals in Hampton Roads, and the Richmond Marine Terminal.  The grant will allow the service to continue expanding by increasing freight handling capacity at the Richmond Marine Terminal, enabling it to provide a more efficient level of service.

    New York Harbor Container and Trailer-on-Barge Service (awarded $298,423)

    Sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the grant will assist with funding a planning study to look at how marine highway services can be expanded throughout the Northeast region from New York Harbor to other points. Since many of the terminals at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are reaching capacity; the study will provide the data necessary to establish the business case to support shipping container movement by barge between terminals and beyond. Services derived from this study could reduce landside congestion, provide greater market access and improve terminal capacity and efficiency. 

    Cross Sound Enhancement Project (awarded $503,250)

    Sponsored by the Connecticut Port Authority, this grant will support the improvement of the Cross-Sound Ferry by expanding the dock and supporting infrastructure. The project will focus on maintaining and improving operational safety and efficiency. The grants funding will be utilized for shoreside infrastructure improvements and more efficient direction of vehicular traffic.

    Paducah-McCracken Riverport Container-on-Barge Service (awarded $251,927)

    Sponsored by the Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority, the grant funding will be applied to an 18-month demonstration of container-on-barge services that would stretch across three states and three marine highways. Specifically, the funds would be utilized for leasing and/or purchase of shoreside container handling equipment.


  • 08/09/2018 10:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cedar-Rapids, Iowa-based CRST’s current exemption operates from Sept. 23, 2016, through Sept. 24, 2018. CRST Expedited is requesting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to revive an exemption which permits the Cedar Rapids Iowa-based trucking company wants student drivers to run the team using a commercial driver’s license holder.

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  • 08/06/2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous member


    The FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Website has been updated with the July 27, 2018 snapshot from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).  The term "snapshot" refers to data captured from the MCMIS database as it appears on a particular date.

    Request an Updated Report

    You may now check your latest PSP record at: https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov.



  • 08/06/2018 8:46 AM | Anonymous member

    China announced a list of $60 billion (Dh220.4b) worth of US imports it intends to apply tariffs on should the Trump administration follow through with its latest trade dangers. The Trump administration slapped duties about $34b of Chinese products last month, and which prompted immediate retaliation in China, plus yet another $16b will likely follow in the coming days or weeks.round of all tariffs which took effect a month.
    Duties ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent will be imposed on 5,207 types of American imports if the US provides its proposed taxes on a different $200b of Chinese products, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Friday.

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  • 08/06/2018 8:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Toyota took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.

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