Drivers Increasingly Involved in Truck Cargo Thefts

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November 24, 2014

Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement
<p><em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.

Drivers Increasingly Involved in Truck Cargo Thefts
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.

Kentucky Fuel Taxes to Move Lower
The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price of motor fuels, as provided under Kentucky law, according to the state transportation department.

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Show Improvement into 2015
A measure used to forecast where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months rose sharply in October from the month before, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

Procede Software Co-Sponsors 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year
Procede Software, a provider of advanced dealer business management solutions, recently announced its participation as a co-sponsor of ATD’s 2015 Truck Dealer of the Year awards.

Truck Replacement Program for New York, New Jersey Ports Extended
<p><strong>Port Newark</strong><em><strong>.</strong> Photo: Doc Searls via Wikimedia Commons</em></p> The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved the continuation of a program that helps port truckers replace older, higher-polluting vehicles with newer, cleaner burning ones.

Creating a Safety Environment
<p><strong>(L-R): Mike Cain, Michelin vice president of original equipment, co-sponsor of the award; Mark Seymour, president of Kriska Holdings; Denise Elliot, safety manager, Kriska Holdings; Senta Brookshire, director of safety and driver development, Britton Transport; Jim Stockeland, president of Britton Transport; and G&ouml;ran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing.</strong></p> Winners of the 2014 Volvo Truck Safety Awards believe safety starts at the top, but the driver is the most important part of the equation.

Is There A Set Time to Change Air Springs?
<p><strong>This 14-year-old Heil pneumatic tanker owned by South Shore Transportation in Ohio runs only about 150 miles a day, and its air springs finally needed replacement last month. All four bags were changed out.&nbsp;</strong></p> Type of service and wear, along with road damage, tend to establish any schedule, if that’s possible.

Truckload Carriers Association Adopts New Logo
After a two-month effort, the Truckload Carriers Association has adopted a revised logo to represent the organization. The new look retains the shield design and colors but modernizes the design.

Southeastern Freight Lines Opens Arkansas Service Center
<p><em>Photo via Southeastern Freight Lines.&nbsp;</em></p> Southeastern Freight Lines opened a new service center in Van Buren, Ark., near Fort Smith. The facility was opened in response to growing business in the area.

Trillium Opens Public Access CNG Station in Louisiana
<p><em>Image via Trillium CNG.</em></p> Trillium CNG and E-Z Mart Stores opened a public access, Class-8 accessible compressed natural gas fueling station at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop in Monroe, La.

Truck Chassis Pool Coming to Port of New York, New Jersey
The Journal of Commerce reports an agreement has been reached on a plan creating a “gray” chassis pool that would allow truckers to freely interchange chassis throughout the Port of New York and New Jersey as soon as early next year.

Got Questions Q. I've heard that if you have shorter drain intervals you don't need to buy high-priced engine oils. Is this accurate?

A. So called high priced oils can provide some capability to optimizing the service intervals as long as you know what the manufacturers recommendations are for that component. However, there is more to the story than just extending the service life of the oil.


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It's Snowing, Folks. Slow Down!

Watch this video and see if you'd have driven into the situation differently.

The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem

Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only real way to solve this problem is one fleet at a time.

Christmas Tree, Trucking's Image Make Way to Capitol for Holidays

Last Thursday, more than 300 people celebrated the harvesting of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree before it was loaded onto a tractor-trailer for a special tour on its way to Washington, D.C. Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

An Intro to Hybrid Navigation

Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior

How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs

Purity in DEF Delivery


Trucks of the Green Fleet Conference

2014 Green Fleet Conference in Pictures
Upcoming Volvo partner Chinese Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles exhibited at IAA for the first time ever. On the floor were three main truck models covering medium and heavy trucks for long distance transport, medium distance transport and city transport.
The Show Floor of IAA In Germany
General sessions were held in the exhibit hall this year, meaning more traffic for exhibitors.
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