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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice
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Carrier registration for 2018 fiscal year delayed indefinitely pending FMCSA notice

The carrier registration process for the 2018 fiscal year has been indefinitely delayed, according to a notice posted to the Unified Carrier Registration board’s website Friday. The governing UCR Board of Directors has recommended that all states delay the enforcement period of 2018 registration compliance until 90 days after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

October 31, 2017October 31, 2017by
Daimler’s electric trucks start making deliveries in Japan and US
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Daimler’s electric trucks start making deliveries in Japan and US

  Most electric vehicle discussions revolve around passenger cars. Sometimes buses get thrown into the mix. We’re laser-focused on how people will get from point A to point B and sometimes forget that our streets are also teeming with delivery trucks and vans. Daimler hasn’t forgotten and neither has its light-truck brand Fuso. After years...

October 27, 2017October 27, 2017by
DCLI Expands Premium Chassis Fleet to Near Canadian National’s Chicago Intermodal Rail Yard
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DCLI Expands Premium Chassis Fleet to Near Canadian National’s Chicago Intermodal Rail Yard

Direct ChassisLink Inc. has introduced its premium pool into the Chicago market, expanding the equipment footprint beyond Southern California. The newest location is located near the Canadian National Railway’s intermodal terminal in Harvey, Ill. The equipment includes radial tires and LED lights. “With often long and expensive drays to retrieve chassis equipment in the Chicago market, our customers demand...

Shippers expect big rate increases as market swings in truckers’ favor
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Shippers expect big rate increases as market swings in truckers’ favor

Shippers fear “double-digit,” by percentage, rate increases loom in the coming months as trucking capacity continues to tighten and spot market freight activity — and rates — continue to gain ground. Spot market rates have soared in recent months, and the contract market could be next, says FTR analyst and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Starks....

October 23, 2017October 23, 2017by
Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA
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Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Raymond P. Martinez to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to an update posted to the White House’s website. Martinez is the current chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. For Martinez to become the official head of FMCSA, he must be confirmed by the...

October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
How technology has come to affect trucking
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How technology has come to affect trucking

Mobile technology has revolutionized truck driving, making drivers more connected than ever before and changing how they work, relax and interact. The five ways it’s happened include: Connection – Though trucking still comes down to a driver and a truck, the job is a lot less lonely than it used to be, thanks to the...

October 4, 2017October 4, 2017by
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