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Fox Creek Alberta has its own special hate on for trucks
Jun 18, 2018 15:03:36

Fox Creek’s town council has passed a bylaw requiring some truckers to buy a permit if they want to drive on municipal roads. “What we’re finding is there’s a lot of overweight vehicles coming into town and they’re wreaking havoc on the infrastructure, particularly the roads,” Fox Creek Mayor Jim Hailes said on Friday. The northwest Alberta town’s economy is booming. Oil and gas companies are working all around Fox Creek. That means large trucks ...


A New US Senate Bill Seeks To Repeal The Federal Excise Tax On The Sale Of Trucks, Trailers
Jun 18, 2018 15:02:43

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has introduced a bill to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. The FET, which was originally imposed in 1917 to help pay for World War I, has grown from 3 percent to 12 percent and adds $12,000 to $22,000 on the price of a new heavy-duty truck. “This burdensome tax creates excessive costs that are passed on to truckers, who play an essential role in maintaining our nation’s economy,” said...


Retread Instead Coalition Headed To DC To Lobby Congress
Jun 18, 2018 15:02:16

Representatives of the U.S. retreading industry who have banded together with the slogan “Retread Instead”, will gather June 20 in Washington to lobby Congress to impose tariffs on Chinese-sourced truck and bus tires that the group blames for undermining their industry. The Retread Instead coalition’s visit to Capitol Hill will happen at the same time as the Tire Industry Association’s annual Federal Lobby Day event, at which members come to Washington to meet with Con...


Diesel Prices Head in the correct direction
Jun 13, 2018 10:55:27

Across the U.S., the average cost for a gallon of diesel fuel dropped 1-2 cents on Monday compared to a week previous, according to the Energy Information Administration. On Monday, June 11, the EIA reported the U.S. average price per gallon of diesel cost 3.266. The price is 74.2 cents higher than a year ago. Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA for Monday: •    U.S. – $3.266, down 1.9 cents •    East Coast &ndas...


SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest And Street Party Coming June 14
Jun 13, 2018 10:55:09

The 36th annual Shell ROTELLA® SuperRigs® truck contest will roll into White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va. June 14-16. This year’s theme is “Tribute to Toughness.” Entry to the three-day event is free and designed to be fun for truckers and their families. White’s Travel Center is situated just off Interstates 81 and 64 in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. “Shell ROTELLA® SuperRigs® contestants and attendees will have the opportunity to ...


Cyber Attacks A Growing Threat To Trucking In Today’s World
Jun 13, 2018 10:54:49

The number of cyber attacks aimed at the trucking and logistics industries is real and growing and each attack has the potential to cripple a company, according to a panel of experts at the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference. They added the rise of telematics and the adoption of electronic logging devices has made trucks more vulnerable because the technology connects them to the wider world. Small and midsize businesses are especially vulnerable because crooks look at them ...


Announcing Trucking HR Canada's Achievement of Excellence Award for Workplace Diversity, Presented by In Transit Personnel
Jun 13, 2018 10:53:25

Our Top Fleet Employers Gala Awards Dinner, planned for October 11th, will recognize all 52 Top Fleet Employers. Join us to find out who will be recognized for the Achievement of Excellence for Workplace Diversity, presented by In Transit Personnel.  This award is handed to the Top Fleet Employer who's HR practices demonstrate a firm commitment to diversifying their workforce....


Update on recreational marijuana legalization
Jun 13, 2018 10:52:53

Last Thursday, the Senate approved an amended version of the federal government's bill on the legalization of recreational marijuana. While the bill has been sent back to the House of Commons for further debates, employers should be prepared to address the impending changes that legalization will bring to the workplace.   If you haven't reviewed your current drug and alcohol policy or don't know where to start to address the upcoming changes, contact your provincial association to access ...


Truck only Tolls not going unchallenged
Jun 13, 2018 10:52:35

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations and the Rhode Island Trucking Association are vowing to continue fighting against what they are calling the state of Rhode Island’s predatory and discriminatory truck-only toll scheme. “By pressing ahead with her ill-conceived RhodeWorks scheme, Gov. Raimondo is violating the Constitution by interfering with interstate commerce,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “She and her administration were warned of this repeate...


International Roadcheck 2018 is underway, with a focus on hours of service
Jun 07, 2018 20:01:18

Jun 5th was the first day of International Roadcheck, a 72-hour enforcement blitz conducted by law enforcement agencies who participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Over that period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s Roadcheck will focus on hours-of-service compliance, according to CVSA president Capt. Christopher Turner, of the Kansas Highway Patrol. ...


One Powerful Lobby Groups Says Another Powerful Lobby Group Is Wrong
Jun 07, 2018 20:01:00

Electronic logging device exemptions granted to agricultural haulers are “crossing the line on safety,” says American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear. “As far as ag is concerned, they do have a powerful voice,” Spear told 600 attendees at a legal seminar panel discussion on Monday. “We’re open to discussing this. But there’s a break point to where we will push back and say, ‘This is really crossing the line on safety.’ &...


13 Women Receive Scholarships From Women In Trucking
Jun 07, 2018 20:00:38

The Women In Trucking Foundation announced the selection of thirteen recipients of its scholarship program, providing $1,000 each to winners to further their careers in the trucking industry. The awardees come from across the U.S. and are enrolled in schools or training programs in categories of driving, leadership, safety or technical fields of study. Four of the thirteen are using the money to earn a Commercial Drivers License, which will help address a critical shortage of drivers facing t...


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Trucking News
Fox Creek Alberta has its own special hate on for trucks
Jun 18, 2018 15:03:36

Fox Creek’s town council has passed a bylaw requiring some truckers to buy a permit if they want to d...


A New US Senate Bill Seeks To Repeal The Federal Excise Tax On The Sale Of Trucks, Trailers
Jun 18, 2018 15:02:43

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has introduced a bill to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax on the s...


Retread Instead Coalition Headed To DC To Lobby Congress
Jun 18, 2018 15:02:16

Representatives of the U.S. retreading industry who have banded together with the slogan “Retread Ins...