WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced its decision to grant motor carriers transporting security-sensitive hazardous materials requiring a security plan an exemption from the county’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that prohibit truckers from driving more than eight consecutive hours since the driver’s last off-duty or sleeper-berth period of 30 minutes or more.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – If you head southbound to pickup or deliver some freight, then beware once you have take possession of it because a new report says cargo thefts are increasing. From April through June in the U.S., cargo thieves stole more than US$19.5 million in freight from the country’s supply chain, according to theft prevention and recovery service CargoNet.
Nationwide, cargo theft increased 8 percent in second-quarter 2015 year-over-year.
The total estimated value of stolen cargo was up US$8 million when compared year-over-year.
The average cargo theft was worth about US$168,308 in stolen goods, but some categories such as electronics were much higher. The median theft was worth US$338,464.
April had the most recorded cargo thefts in the U.S. at 70, then decreasing in May with 67 incidents and 57 in June.
CHICAGO, IL – Regulators got an earful this week when it comes to a proposed second phase of commercial truck greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards in the U.S., which Canada is expected to follow.
SAULT STE. MARIE — It’s lights out on the International Bridge arches connecting the cities of Sault Ste. Marie as a cost-saving lighting replacement project prepares to take a highly visible step forward.
ATLANTA, GA — If Canada follows the American trend of seemingly non-stop election campaigns and politicians’ preoccupation of having more law and order, even through crime rates are dropping like the mercury in the Winter, truckers using their cellphones while driving could find themselves being pulled over in and around road construction zones.
BEAVERTON, OR — Seasonal trends continued to hamper U.S. truckload freight availability and rates on the spot market during the week ending July 25, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
BEAVERTON, OR — The availability of truckload freight on the U.S. spot market hit a lull during the week ending July 18, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards, leading to a decline in load-to-truck ratios and rates across all three equipment types and at their lowest points in at least the past four weeks.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has shaken things up with its leadership team as they announced several new appointments earlier today. Rob Ulsh has been promoted to vice-president, dealer and international sales. He is replacing Chris Hammond who was named executive…
WINDSOR, ON — The group charged with building the new Gordie Howe International Bridge crossed another milestone this week when it requested qualifications from companies that would like to be part in the more than $2 billion project.