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California is Number One in an Electric Vehicle Future

  Countries all around the world are currently looking ways to speed adoption of electric cars. while California has already accomplished its difficult task.   California Air Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week once again highlighted the importance of the increasing the number of electric vehicles on the roads.   Nichols mentioned that reducing emissions from transportation will be the most…

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FMCSA Director Ray Martinez Talking about Service Regulations in Coming Months

Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ray Martinez says he hopes to kick of dialogue on pulling hours of service regulations in the coming months. Also, allowing greater flexibility for drivers to split their 10-hour off-duty period into segments.   In an exclusive interview with Martinez was astonishing as he talked hours of services, the industry's transition to electronic logging devices. Also, about the nature of detention time and how…

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Q&A About Trucker Shortage Problem Simmering in the US

Over the years of the shortage of truck drivers simmering in the U.S., it has reached a full boil. And it is causing anxiety starting from small factories to the Federal Reserve. A respond came from the trucking companies while raising wages and boosting their hauling fees. Their customers then must choose between smaller profits or pass along the higher costs, which fuels inflation. If you think the problem will…

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Trader Joe’s Shooting in Silver Lake Lead to Death of an Employee

Over the weekend, there was a shooting that happened in a Trader Joe’s store which resulted in the death of a 27-year-old woman.   A family member of the suspect told police that the shooting was caused by frustration that had been building up for weeks.   The suspect, Gene Evin Atkins, had been arguing with his grandmother on and off for the past 2 to 3 weeks. His grandmother…

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State Trucking Companies Sue Rhode Island for Truck-Only Toll System

The state of Rhode Island being sued by trucking interests for its recently enacted unconstitutional truck-only toll system.   The suit filed in federal court by the American Trucking Associations, along with carriers Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M Transport Services Inc., and New England Motor Freight Tuesday. They claim the RhodeWorks tolls discriminate against interstate trucking companies and delays the flow of interstate commerce.   The 4 parties argue the plan…

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Safety Tips for Truck Drivers Working on the Fourth of July

This year, it is expected that over 46 million people will be traveling over 50 miles from their home on the Fourth of July, according to WalletHub. The roads are going to be busy, crowded, and filled with impatient people ready to get to their destination.   So, truckers must be aware of their surroundings at all times and be very careful while driving.   Here’s a list of some…

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Scammers Remain Large and Continue to Scam Uber Drivers

This week, Uber is battling a lot of criticism. A con incident had occurred Wednesday afternoon with an Uber driver as he was driving in Los Angeles. It was a regular day on the job for this Uber driver, when he received an unusual call he had never gotten before. The 31-year-old driver was headed to pick up a passenger in Beverly Hills when he received a call from a…

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5 Tips for Truck Drivers to Win with ELDs

Drivers who record their Hours of Service (HOS) will need to find and implement an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) prior to the deadline. The final rule about ELDs was published in December 2015.   While the change has been welcomed by the ATA and lawmakers who feel that paper logs have been proven to be less accurate and easy to manipulate, some drivers are not so enthusiastic, fearing an invasion…

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How Artificial Intelligence Affects on Trucking Logistics

In the trucking industry, logistics management is one of the most important parts of the job. Most transporters have special divisions for carrying out their existing resources in the most efficient manner possible. More specifically, this means helping trucking companies decide how they can move the most freight to the most clients while expending the fewest resources. Unsurprisingly, this process involves a lot of calculations about routes, resources, and return-on-investment…

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Energy Department: Diesel and Gasoline Prices Expected to Get Higher

Expected prices for diesel — trucking’s primary fuel — and gasoline have been revised higher, due largely to anticipated higher prices for crude oil, according to a new Energy Department report.   Its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the national average retail cost of on-highway diesel, including tax, will average $3.13 for the second quarter, up 6.7% from the forecast made a month earlier.   The average retail cost…

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