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Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order
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Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order

The Texas representative who has been the principal sponsor of the H.R. 3282 ELD Extension Act of 2017 two-year electronic-logging-device mandate delay has written a letter requesting President Trump write an executive order to delay the December 18 mandate enforcement deadline at least until April Fool’s Day next year. April 1 is also the date...

November 13, 2017November 13, 2017by
Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA
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Likely FMCSA boss Martinez stands behind ELD mandate, hopes to shore up CSA

Raymond P. Martinez, President Trump’s pick to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration during his presidency, told a panel of Senators on Tuesday that he does not have plans to delay the agency’s Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the electronic logging device mandate should he be confirmed to run the agency. However, Martinez...

November 2, 2017November 2, 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
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
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