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Driver Shortages, MAP-21 Changes and Driverless Tractors Ahead

Transportation & Logistics Council’s 40th Annual Conference:

On March 17, Trans International participated in the Transportation & Logistics Council’s 40th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. This year’s conference had a record-breaking number of attendees, including shippers, carriers, brokers, 3PLs, attorneys and insurance brokers. 574 more words

Idaho to raise max limit to 80MPH

Heavy Duty Trucking recently reported (click HERE) that:

Legislation signed into law by Gov. Butch Otter allows an increase of up to 80 mph along interstate routes and 70 mph along state highways, but trucks would continue to be limited up to 10 mph slower.  207 more words

Driver Safety

Stretching "pup" trailers used for doubles

Presently, the longest single trailer commonly seen on the roads is a 53 foot trailer.

There’s a proposal to take “double trailers” (currently each trailer at 28 feet long) and “stretch” them to 33 feet apiece. 96 more words

Driver Safety

Changes in the Works for the FMCSA's CSA Program

Last Saturday, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, Tom Kelly, a field officer for the FMCSA, gave an update on some changes in the works for agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program… 335 more words


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