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Senate Confirms Martinez as FMCSA Administrator

Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13.

Studies by PIT Group show that providing refresher training and coaching via in-vehicle technology is needed to maintain and improve driver performance over time. Photo: Pit Group

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With Driver Training, Talk is Not Cheap

How you communicate with and train drivers can pay dividends in safe and efficient operations and in lower turnover.

Trucking and highway stakeholder groups are less than thrilled with devils in the details of the gargantuan Trump infrastructure plan. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

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Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December rebounded after a one-month lull in November to a strong 9.2 reading. Source: FTR

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FTR Finds Maxed-Out Capacity in Latest Trucking Conditions Index

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index rebounded in December to a reading of 9.2, reflecting a full capacity environment with strong freight demand.

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Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January

Spot truckload rates for van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight set new records in January as capacity remained tight due to shipper demand and fallout from the electronic logging device mandate, according to load board operator DAT Solutions.

Trump plan still sees limited role for federal spending to fix infrastructure. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

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Trump Infrastructure Funding Plan Faces Uphill Climb

Getting President Trump’s infrastructure plan through Congress may make the actual fixing of America’s crumbling highways (and the rest of its subpar infrastructure) a mere walk in the park, says HDT Executive Editor David Cullen in this news analysis.

Thomas Fansler (left) has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi (center) was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne (right) was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America. Photo: Trimble Transportation Mobility

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Trimble Makes Key Leadership Appointments in Mobility Division

Thomas Fansler has been named president of Transportation Mobility, Jim Rodi was appointed general manager of global markets, and Bryan Coyne was named general manager of Transportation Mobility North America.

Recent moves by Amazon have led some industry observers to speculate the online retailer is poised to launch its own parcel delivery service soon. Photo: Amazon

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Amazon Moves to Launch Its Own Delivery Fleet

Recent moves suggest Amazon, the online retail giant, is taking steps to establish its own air and land parcel delivery service.

Scott Perry has joined Suddath Global Logistics, leaving The Nikola Motor Company. Photo: Suddath Global Logistics

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Nikola COO Perry Joins Suddath's Logistics Division

Scott Perry, longtime Ryder System exec, has been named the president of Global Logistics for the Suddath Companies, after serving as the chief operating officer of Nikola Motor for only a few months.

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Earnings Watch: Heartland Express Annual Profit Swells to $75 Million

Trucking company Heartland Express Inc. on Monday reported higher profits for the final quarter of 2017 and for all of last year, but that was not enough to move its operating income higher.

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