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Category: Driver Stuff

Women In Trucking Association Announces New Partnership with Peterbilt Motors Company

Women In Trucking Association Announces New Partnership with Peterbilt Motors Company

| April 19, 2019

WIT grateful to be partnering with an influential business leader like Peterbilt Peterbilt Motors Company as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the organization increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry. Michele Rodgers, director of Program Management will serve on the WIT Board of Directors. Since joining in 2016, the company has […]

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One Thousand Local Officials Deliver Letter to Congress Opposing Bigger Tractor-Trailers

One Thousand Local Officials Deliver Letter to Congress Opposing Bigger Tractor-Trailers

| April 19, 2019

The federal government has recommended against increasing the size and weight of trucks As Congress debates a way to fund this country’s deteriorating infrastructure, over 1,000 local government leaders — including mayors, county engineers and public works directors — sent a letter to Capitol Hill asking policymakers to oppose any increases in truck size or […]

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No Spring Break for Spot Van, Reefer Rates

No Spring Break for Spot Van, Reefer Rates

| April 19, 2019

National average spot van and refrigerated freight rates slipped again during the week ending April 13 The number of load posts fell 4% while truck posts increased 3%. The arrival of produce season in several southern markets failed to make up for the effects of more capacity in the spot market and bad weather across […]

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Convoy Launches Convoy Go

Convoy Launches Convoy Go

| April 18, 2019

Enables Any U.S. Trucking Company or Owner-Operator to Haul Pre-Loaded Trailers Convoy a nationwide trucking network and platform, has launched Convoy Go, a drop & hook marketplace that allows any carrier or owner-operator in the U.S. to start hauling pre-loaded trailers — and to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers. Drop shipments (pre-loaded […]

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Driver Training Center in Mexicali Offers Greater U.S.-Mexican Highway Safety

Driver Training Center in Mexicali Offers Greater U.S.-Mexican Highway Safety

| April 18, 2019

A new heavy truck training center in Baja California features Advanced Training Systems’ Quadrant methodology for driver training Officials from the municipality of Mexicali, CANACAR (Camara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga, Mexico’s counterpart to the American Trucking Association), Cecati 84 (workforce/training agency for the State of Baja California), Kenworth Mexicana, and U.S.A. de C.V. a […]

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Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jumped Sequentially in March, Remain Down Longer-Term

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Jumped Sequentially in March, Remain Down Longer-Term

| April 18, 2019

Lack of inventory is a limiting factor inhibiting sales volumes Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) jumped 25% month-over-month in March, following a modest decline in February, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. However, the report indicated that […]

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