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Winter Driving

The temperature is dropping and it is only a matter of time until that will result in snow and ice. Attached is a Winter Driving Safety Bulletin from truck insurer National Casualty/ Scottsdale to review and share with your drivers Darling says. Click here for more information. ...

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Kenworth tapped to deliver 51st annual Capitol Christmas Tree

A specially decaled Kenworth T680 undertakes an important mission this fall - transporting this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree some 3,000 miles to 10 community celebrations en route to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C. The Kenworth T680’s decal design was unveiled Oct. 12 in advance of the Oct. 27 tree-cutting of the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree near Seward, Alaska. The design features the Chug ...

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ATRI unveils 2015 Top 10 list of trucking industry concerns: Hours, CSA again top list

The American Transportation Research Institute has released  its Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry - 2015, the organization's annual ranking of the top 10 concerns in the trucking industry. Respondents included industry stakeholders, carriers and commercial drivers. The ranking of issues is as follows: 1.       Hours-of-Service: 3rd year in a row that the HOS rules have been ranked as the top issue 2 ...

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Buckeye Intermodal Awarded Great West’s 2014 Safety Award

On September 30th, Buckeye Intermodal was presented a Gold  Safety Award for 2014 by insurer, Great West Casualty Company.  The award was given based upon their results factoring preventable accidents and total miles. Great West Casualty National Safety Awards program drew over 750 participants from across the country. NRMS and Great West congratulates Buckeye's staff and drivers for their unwavering commit ...

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NJ Anti-Indemnification Law Goes Into Effect Nov. 13

Effective November 13, 2015, New Jersey will become the 42nd state to pass an anti-indemnification bill into law. Anti-indemnification laws provide protection for Motor Carriers against broad indemnity provisions included in contracts with Shippers. The provisions may include the Motor Carrier assuming responsibility to indemnify the Shipper, even if the Shipper's negligence caused or contributed to the acc ...

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Algorithm Changes May Be Coming to CSA Scores

Acting Administrator Scott Darling said the FMCSA will be changing the algorithm used in the Safety Measurement System carrier percentile rankings, the key component of the CSA program. A preview will be available "in the coming months," he said, which presumably will allow carriers to view their percentile rankings under the new algorithm before the changes go live. The changes will help the agency better ...

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