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FedEx is one step closer to a new $259 million Indiana development.
Oct 19, 2017 13:54:15

A subsidiary of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., FedEx Ground, which is based out of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, plans to build a new 608,000-square-foot FedEx Ground Package System in Greenwood, Indiana.   Chad Sweeney, senior principal with Ginovus — a site selection firm that represents FedEx on projects across the U.S. — along with Debbie Dillinger from FedEx Services presented the project and its application for property tax deductions to the Greenwood Redevelopment Commission at ...


Be Truck Aware Campaign Launches Today
Oct 18, 2017 13:31:50

The “Be Truck Aware” campaign, led by an alliance of B.C. road safety stakeholders, coincides with Operation Safe Driver week, a continent-wide initiative in which police and commercial vehicle safety and enforcement (CVSE) officers will be ticketing drivers of both cars and trucks for failing to share the road and follow safe driving practices.   Drivers are being urged to take extra precautions around large trucks to reduce crashes that result in a significant number of ...


Tony The Tiger Rests in Peace
Oct 18, 2017 13:28:22

Tiger Truck Stop’s, Tony was euthanized after the tiger “began to exhibit typical signs that death was imminent.” At 17.5 years of age, Tony was nearing his life expectancy. Tony has been the centre of attention for many years as animal rights groups have protested the truck stop’s ownership of the exotic animal. According to the Russian Geographical Society, Siberian tigers have a lifespan of 16-18 years and up to 25 years in captivity. Tony was a Siberian-Bengal t...


NAFTA in Jeopardy
Oct 18, 2017 13:27:57

Chief U.S. negotiator John Melle has laid the Trump administration’s most aggressive NAFTA demands to date on the table. It appears after several rounds of benign negotiations the trade agreement may be in jeopardy. The fourth round of negotiations comes to an end with tensions rising after the U.S. presented proposals that could be impossible for Canada and Mexico to go along with. U.S. industry representatives and Congress, meanwhile, are becoming vocal about preserving the regional...


ATA supports Trumps Tax Cuts for Truckers
Oct 16, 2017 12:24:28

The American Trucking Associations supports President Trump’s recent moves to change the current tax and healthcare situation in this country. Representatives joined President Trump last week at his speech calling on Congress to quickly act on comprehensive tax reform as a way of growing the economy and creating jobs.   “While trucking sustains the vitality of the U.S. economy, we also carry a heavy tax burden, paying the highest corporate tax rate of any transportation mo...


ELD or ME unleashes twitter storm
Oct 16, 2017 12:22:03

Last week, truck drivers traveled to Washington D.C. to protest the upcoming electronic logging device mandate. When they heard that President Trump would be giving a speech focusing on truck drivers, many were hopeful that their protest had led him to reconsider the regulation.   It turned out the speech was related to tax reform and had nothing to do with ELD’s. Many truckers took to social media to show how they feel about that. American Trucking Associations helped organize ...


Want to quit smoking..
Oct 16, 2017 12:19:08

Are you a truck driver who wants to quit smoking or using tobacco products but don’t know where or how to start? Have you tried before and think that you’ll never be able to stop? The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund wants you to know you are NOT alone! There are many other professional drivers on the road feeling the same way.   To help them along on their path to living smoke-free, St. Christopher Fund has begun a driver movement to drive a Rig Without Cigs. The Fund...


KAG develops pay increase program to combat driver shortage
Oct 13, 2017 11:51:28

The Kenan Advantage Group (KAG), a bulk transportation and logistics provider, has a pay increase strategy to address trucking industry driver shortages. The program calls for guaranteed pay increases for the next three years to elevate driver pay to levels that would attract new drivers required to meet the capacity and growing needs of KAG's customers. "As the flagship carrier in the tank truck segment, it is important that we boldly assume the responsibility of protecting our custo...


Opioid Testing For Transportation Workers
Oct 13, 2017 11:50:55

The Trump administration is finalizing a proposal to require opioid testing for certain transportation workers. The rule would affect railroad engineers, pilots, air traffic controllers, truck drivers and other employees who are subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has stated the proposed rule is “undergoing final review.” The Department of Transportation has also ordered a study on substance abuse in the transportation s...


Loves Raises Record Amount For Childrens Miracle Network Despite Hurricanes
Oct 13, 2017 11:52:37

Loves Travel Stops Employees and Customers raised more than $2.76 million for sick and injured children through its five-week store campaign to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and promotion of National Coffee Day. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit during Love’s 18th annual campaign, forcing several locations in Texas and Florida to temporarily close. Despite the challenge, Love’s Employees surpassed their goal of raising $2.6 million and set a company recor...


CVSA Eases off on ELD compliance
Aug 30, 2017 14:30:11

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced it will begin enforcing and documenting the electronic logging device mandate requirements on Dec. 18, 2017. However, inspectors will not begin placing carriers out-of-service for not having a compliant ELD until April 1, 2018.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s congressionally mandated ELD compliance deadline is still set for Dec. 18, 2017. On that date, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin do...


Cummins unveils fully electrified powertrain.
Aug 30, 2017 14:28:54

Cummins announced it will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for its customers and on the road by the end of 2019.   Making the announcement via teleconference June 14, Julie Furber, executive director of electrification business development for Cummins, said in addition to the 2019 release, the company will also unveil a range extended electric vehicle by 2020. “We believe that we know some things about electrification that maybe others don’t,” ...


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Trucking News
FedEx is one step closer to a new $259 million Indiana development.
Oct 19, 2017 13:54:15

A subsidiary of Memphis-based FedEx Corp., FedEx Ground, which is based out of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, pla...


Be Truck Aware Campaign Launches Today
Oct 18, 2017 13:31:50

The “Be Truck Aware” campaign, led by an alliance of B.C. road safety stakeholders, coincides w...


Tony The Tiger Rests in Peace
Oct 18, 2017 13:28:22

Tiger Truck Stop’s, Tony was euthanized after the tiger “began to exhibit typical signs that de...