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Q&A About Trucker Shortage Problem Simmering in the US

*Read our newest blog here. 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…

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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. * Read our newest ELD blog here. 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…

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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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The Legislation Will Let 18 to 21-Year-Olds Drive Interstate

The Legislation Will Let 18 to 21-Year-Olds Drive Interstate A new bill aimed at allowing the interstate operation of commercial vehicles by 18 to 21-year-olds hits the floor of Congress this week, with support from the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Introduced by Representatives Duncan Hunter (CA) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN), the “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy” or “DRIVE-Safe” Act, creates a…

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Starsky Robotics Wants to Save Truckers’ Jobs, Fix Long Haul Trucking

San Francisco-based Starsky Robotics announced today a new round of investment and a significant milestone toward realizing an autonomous trucking future.   The autonomous trucking startup recently completed a 7-mile autonomous and unmanned road test, proving that its highway autonomy technology is almost ready for the big show.   Despite what the Patrick Swayze film "Black Dog" might have you believe; the world of long-haul trucking isn't a slam-bang adrenaline-fueled…

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