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January 16, 2013

A Look at CSA After Two Years

In the two years it has been up and running, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has demonstrated many flaws and shortcomings. But the program is credited with the signal achievement of shining a brighter light on truck safety.

January 10, 2013

FMCSA Releases Safety Management Cycle Resources

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues. These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.

December 20, 2012

High-Tech Solutions Could Address Truck Parking Problem

Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed. The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition. Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor

December 18, 2012

CargoNet Offers Cargo Theft Prevention Tips

CargoNet's analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends, so it's offering suggestions for how companies can help prevent theft

October 29, 2012

Building a Culture of Safety

In 1986, the Chernobyl-4 nuclear reactor exploded, spewing molten core fragments and radiation. It killed more than 30 people and contaminated 400 square miles around the Ukrainian plant. A "poor safety culture" was identified as a major factor. That was one of the first uses of the term

October 18, 2012

Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.

October 17, 2012

7 ways to improve trucking's image

Trucking image. It's something just about everyone in the industry wants to improve, but it's a moving target, a never-ending battle

September 10, 2012

Highway Funding: The Journey Ahead

Congress recently passed a highway program that was better than expected, and both parties took credit for it during their recent presidential nominating conventions - but it's not nearly what the country needs

July 3, 2012

Sustainable transportation is no longer 
an option

What kind of a message is your fuel surcharge sending your customers? Perhaps what I should be asking is, what might your fuel surcharge be saying to your customers' customers?

June 25, 2012

Maverick Transportation Focuses on Safety Culture

Technology plays a role in promoting safety at Maverick Transportaton in Little Rock, Ark. But the technologies deployed "are part of our overall safety program and a part of our safety culture," says Dean Newell, vice president of safety and driver training

June 7, 2012

How Swift Transportation Got Back on Track

SAN DIEGO -- "It doesn't matter if you are big or small, the principles are the same," said Richard Stocking, president and COO of Swift Transportation, in discussing how his company got back on track following the recession

June 1, 2012

Top 5 Vehicle Maintenance Violations

Vehicle maintenance violations are a huge threat to a carrier's safety record. There are close to 200 separate violations on FMCSA's list of point-carrying infractions, and many carry ratings of 5 points or higher

May 16, 2012

Two Fleets Divulge Keys to Award-Winning Safety Programs

Rocha Transportation and Bison Transport, winners of the 2012 Truckload Carriers Association's National Fleet Safety Award, admit that maintaining a high level of safety is hard work

April 2, 2012

One on One with Jerry Moyes, Swift Transportation

As CEO and founder of Swift Transportation, the largest trucking company in the U.S., Jerry Moyes knows a thing or two about trucking

April 2, 2012

The 7 Steps to Selling Your Trucking Business

Nobody's going to buy your business if: a) it's unhealthy or b) they can just take it

March 20, 2012

Infrastructure Funding: What Now?

It's more than two years late and still no one knows if Congress will pass a highway bill this year, much less what will be in it

March 13, 2012

Next-Generation Leaders Run a Tight Ship

A panel of young truckload executives talked about making sure growth, technology, employees and customers are all contributing to a carrier's success during a panel discussion last week at the Truckload Carriers Association's annual conference

February 8, 2012

Driver Recruiting and Retention: It's All About Respect

It was clear at last week's Recruitment & Retention Conference, put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and ACS Advertising, that forward-thinking carriers are realizing that recruiting and retention in the new environment means treating drivers are more than steering-wheel holders

December 19, 2011

Survey Reveals Top Trucking Concerns

A survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives by the American Transportation Research Institute revealed the top 10 critical issues facing the North American trucking industry

December 19, 2011

Trends to Watch in 2012: Economy and Business

A recent survey by GE Capital of mid-market chief financial officers showed that transportation CFOs, while less optimistic about the U.S. economy and the global economy than their counterparts, are one of the more optimistic groups of CFOs when it comes to the state of their own industry

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