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Keep chains handy as late-season snowstorm heads to Sierra Nevada

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A potent snowstorm could soon hit the Sierra Nevada Mountains of eastern California, putting a damper on travel for the second half of the week. The late-season winter storm may bring significant accumulating snow to the higher elevation passes along the entire range. Drivers hauling loads through the region will probably have to chain up […]

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FMCSA is expanding pilot program for under-21 interstate truckers

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“The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday a proposal to expand its pilot program for CDL holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate operations”.- According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author Matt Cole Cole also  wrote – “In a Federal Register notice to be published Wednesday, May 15, FMCSA is asking for public comments on […]

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Amazon looks to make employees a driver offer they can’t refuse

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Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) need for personnel to staff its package delivery network is so acute that it is looking inside its four walls to recruit them. “The Seattle-based e-taling giant announced on May 13 that it will pay each qualified employee up to $10,000 in start-up costs to launch their own delivery business, and will […]

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Expedited spot markets crashed harder than regular truckload

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“Companies in the expedited market – which includes truckload, straight truck and Sprinter van freight – said that volumes and rates have fallen faster than the normal truckload spot market, albeit off higher highs”.  According to article in freightwaves.com and its author John Paul Hampstead Read full story here : freightwaves.com/news/expedited-spot-markets-crashed-harder-than-regular-truckload?utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72611134&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-990-es1sUWRBhO6zLA4u_uC9wX-lt14JKNK-2pSmjKwPe-R4FajvlR_rmt5osnpEldgrrL9CnJGKbunIw-iqHneFM6hQ&_hsmi=72611134 Source and credits : freightwaves.com / John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor […]

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Estimated 650 truckers participate in annual Mother’s Day Convoy

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“For the 30th time, hundreds of truck drivers gave up their precious weekends to do something for children battling serious health issues. For the 30th time, hundreds of truck drivers gave up their precious weekends to do something for children battling serious health issues. In doing so, they are expected to have raised several hundred thousand […]

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Is disruption finally underway in the freight brokerage industry, or has it already arrived?

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“On April 25, Amazon announced that it was making an investment of $800 million to reduce delivery times, from two days to one, for members of Amazon Prime. The next day FreightWaves was the first to report that, without any fanfare, Amazon had also launched a digital freight brokerage website at freight.amazon.com.” – According to article […]

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Truck driver killed warehouse manager after fight about loading

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Truck driver Timothy Saunders killed Thomas Hartman (American Furniture warehouse manager) by aiming gun in his face and pulling the trigger . The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. MPD says suspect fled the scene, but has been detained. Timothy Saunders was charged with 1st degree murder. Story by : Mario Pawlowski Source : Memphis […]

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Defunct fleet Falcon blames fundraising attempts for not warning drivers of sudden closure

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“Falcon Transport — the roughly 700-truck fleet that suddenly shuttered operations late last month and left its drivers, equipment and freight stranded — says it did not notify employees before its closure because the company was trying to raise capital to keep the business afloat. Notifying employees before its closure would have jeopardized those efforts, the […]

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Trucker who fell asleep at wheel after he was forced to falsify his logs awarded $80M

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“A truck driver who fell asleep while driving along I-59 in Alabama in 2015 was awarded $80 million by a Texas jury after suing his bosses for forcing him to falsify his logs and continue driving when he should have taken his 34-hour restart”. According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author Matt Cole Cole also wrote – […]

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