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Trucking companies take deep hit in recession

January 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Wisconsin trucking companies are feeling the effects of the sharpest nationwide drop-off in freight in more than a decade.
The American Trucking Associations’ monthly tonnage index, a much-watched figure in the industry, fell 11.1% from November to December as the recession tightened its grip on the economy. Year over year, tonnage was down 14.1% last month.
“No [...]

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Trucking Industry Asks Congress for National 65 mph Speed Limit

January 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The American Trucking Associations today asked Congress to enact a national 65 mile per hour speed limit and govern truck speeds at 65 mph or slower to reduce fuel consumption.
Testifying on behalf of ATA before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, ATA First Vice Chairman Tommy Hodges also [...]

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Nitrogen has its place in automotive tires

January 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The debate goes on and on, but everything seems to indicate that inflating your tires with nitrogen instead of air is worth every penny you invest.
Last winter, motorists who had vehicles equipped with alloy or aluminum wheels discovered replacing the air in their tires with nitrogen prevented regular air loss caused by temperature variations.
It could [...]

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New law aims at safer road conditions in winter

January 27, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A new bill released on Jan. 26 by the Assembly Transportation Committee in Trenton, will help to prevent that from happening in New Jersey.
The Asbury Park Press report states the unanimously released amended bill will require drivers, including truckers, to clean snow and ice from their vehicles before hitting the road.

While the trucking industry is [...]

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Florida Puts Brakes on Agent Accused of Not Placing Truckers Insurance

January 27, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is urging the commercial trucking industry and the public to provide any information that may assist the Department of Financial Services’ ongoing criminal investigation into an agent who they say pocketed at least $500,000 in commercial auto premiums and failed to place coverage for dozens of truckers, causing them [...]

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Your Authority Service Adding Two New Services for the New Year

January 27, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

COLLEYVILLE, TX, January 27, 2009 — Newly launched trucking authority website, www.YourAuthorityService.com is announcing the launch of two new services to ring in the New Year. The website, a source for motor carrier authority as well as commercial trucking insurance will be adding a help section for those with questions regarding their trucking needs. Truck [...]

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**Winter Storm Warning**

January 26, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST Wednesday. Snow will develop across the area tonight and continue into Tuesday. Another wave of precipitation will overspread the area Tuesday evening and continue into Wednesday morning.
The precipitation Tuesday night will be a mixture of snow… sleet and
freezing rain… changing to all snow [...]

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Ontario speed limiter protest set for March 2

January 26, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Truckers have set a new date to protest regulations in Ontario that require all heavy trucks to be electronically speed limited at a maximum of 105 kilometers per hour, or 65 mph.
Protest organizer Scott Mooney, an OOIDA member from Cambridge, Ontario, said bad weather in December forced the postponement of the initial protest. He has [...]

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