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IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding
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IANA Panel Agrees Transportation Needs Are Dire, But They’re Not Sure About Funding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Politicians in Washington agree on the dire need to modernize the ports, railroads and highways in the United States, but the “how do we pay for it” question sparks a debate between Democrats and Republicans. At the Intermodal Association of North American exposition here, stakeholders discussed two funding ideas that are...

September 27, 2017September 27, 2017by
Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma
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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

  Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks were already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on...

September 26, 2017September 26, 2017by
Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It’s Complicated.
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Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It’s Complicated.

https://www.dat.com/blog/post/want-to-help-with-fema-loads-its-complicated   First there was Harvey, then Irma. Clean-up and emergency relief efforts are still underway in Texas, Florida and surrounding regions. Now the Northeast is bracing for possible impact from Hurricanes Jose and Maria. So if you’re looking to haul FEMA freight, or to help with disaster recovery, there’s still plenty to do. Trucks,...

September 26, 2017June 26, 2018by
Expedited Loads: 5 Tips for Fast Negotiations
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Expedited Loads: 5 Tips for Fast Negotiations

Hurricane Harvey led to a lot of urgent loads on DAT load boards, and Hurricane Irma could lead to even more. Combined with already higher than usual demand for trucks, that’s creating some fast negotiating. Why does the broker need a rate so fast? The load could be time-sensitive for the pick or drop-off. The...

September 26, 2017September 26, 2017by
Coalition of large carriers press FMCSA to allow hair sample drug testing of drivers
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Coalition of large carriers press FMCSA to allow hair sample drug testing of drivers

A coalition of major carriers has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately allow hair sample tests to satisfy federal rules requiring trucking companies to drug test truck drivers pre-employment. Currently, the agency only recognizes urine sample tests. The Trucking Alliance, a carrier advocacy group that includes fleets like Maverick Transportation, Knight Transportation,...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018
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ELD enforcement to be ‘phased in’ through April 2018

The US shipping community received a reprieve Monday from worst-case potential disruption caused by an electronic logging mandate for truck drivers that takes effect Dec. 18. An association representing state law enforcement agencies said it would postpone putting drivers out-of-service for not complying with the mandate until April 1, 2018. “Beginning April 1, 2018, inspectors...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution
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Trimble Registers FMCSA-Compliant ELD Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its FieldMaster Logs application has been registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as a self-certified Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. FieldMaster Logs adds Hours of Service (HOS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) functionality as part of its robust Fleet Management...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3
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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

With efforts to derail or delay the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-in-process electronic logging device mandate having taken yet another hit with the defeat of the House appropriations bill amendment that would have delayed the Dec. 18 deadline, some truckers are determined to raise the profile around the issue on their own. As you’ll...

September 19, 2017September 19, 2017by
U.S. House set to vote today on driverless legislation. But how do trucks fit in?
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U.S. House set to vote today on driverless legislation. But how do trucks fit in?

WASHINGTON – When the House votes on a slate of self-driving vehicle policies Wednesday, members will take up a bill with a big unanswered question at its core: what to do about commercial trucks. Driverless trucks are seen as one of the most promising – and fraught – elements of the coming autonomous future on...

September 6, 2017September 6, 2017by
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FEMA Announces 700 Inspectors Needed – Pay Ranges 4K-5K Weekly

number of people reached out concerned that this article was a false report. FEMA has updated their website and their fact checking tool to address the issue.   FEMA has now clarified that while they are hiring field inspectors with the pay promised in the article, they are only hiring field inspectors under a pre-existing...

September 1, 2017July 10, 2018by
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