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Where carriers see driver wages going, recent reports on freight

Freight slump drags driver pay down - will it last? A freight slowdown seen in the fourth quarter of 2015 caused driver pay growth to subside, at least temporarily, according to a recent report by the Transport Capitol Partners. Carriers expect driver wages to grow in 2016, TCP says, with 70 percent expecting trucker pay to climb between 1 and 5 percent this year. However, 22 percent of carriers surveyed by ...

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Required random drug test rate reduced for 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced  it is reducing the number of random drug tests required for carriers to conduct in 2016. FMCSA said it will lower the rate for random controlled substances testing from the current rate of 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent, effecting Jan. 1, 2016. Click here for more information. ...

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Ohio Enacts Motor Carrier Transportation Contract Bill

Ohio enacts HB 71, which prohibits motor carrier transportation contacts from indemnifying, defending, or holding harmless the promisee from or against any liability for loss or damage resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the promissee. HB 71 was signed by the governor on December 22, 2015 and is effective on or around March 21, 2016. Click here for more information. ...

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ATRI’s Annual List of Top Truck Freight Congestion Locations Effecting Change

ATRI recently released the latest findings of its annual truck bottleneck listing.  The 2015 Congestion Impact Analysis of Freight-Significant Highway Locations, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system, uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion ...

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HOS Restart Suspension May Extend Through February

The hours-of-service restart rules for truck drivers likely will remain suspended through February, a few months longer than expected. An update by trucking regulators on the status of a congressionally mandated study of the restart rules indicated that the completed study likely will reach Congress by mid-February, instead of next month. Click here for more information. ...

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The 6 Million Mile Accident Free Man

Arthur Cage, a professional driver for YRC Freight passed a very significant milestone this fall.  Cage broke his company's record and has logged over six million miles in his 42 year-career accident free. According to Transport Topics, not only did he overshoot the company record by 2 million miles, but this record is one of the longest, safe stretches for any driver - the current record goes to UPS driver ...

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Preventing Rear End Crashes – Download a Guide Including: Safety Meeting Tips, Quiz and Operations Overview

Safety is the responsibility of every member of your company,  not just the drivers and the safety director. Everyone from the dispatcher to the owner plays a crucial role in keeping America's roads safe. By educating each member of your team on how they can work together to prevent crashes, you can eliminate unnecessary property damage and save precious lives. Click here to download ...

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