Deborah Whistler

Deborah
Whistler
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ATRI launches survey to determine top concerns of trucking industry  2

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched the 2013 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its ninth year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year.

Con-way invests in safety technologies

Con-way Truckload has announced it will invest in three state-of-the-art safety technology systems — front collision avoidance, electronic stability control and lane departure warning — for all of the 525 new tractors it will take delivery of this year.

Targeting aggressive driving around big rigs helped reduce fatal accidents by 40% 1

A crackdown on aggressive drivers in the Fort Worth, TX, area has helped reduce the number of deadly accidents involving big rigs by 40% this year, police said.

USA Pro Challenge to cause Colorado highway closures

Drivers will see delays and road closures across Colorado the week of Aug. 19-25 as the state hosts the USA Pro Challenge, one of the biggest road bike races in the country.

Transportation officials warn that the more than 1 million spectators expected to attend the event and closures to accommodate the teams could cause heavy traffic volumes on highways.

CARB signs agreement with Australian climate agency 1

The California Air Resources Board and the Australian Clean Energy Regulator signed a memorandum of understanding to guide collaboration between the agencies in addressing the global issue of climate change. 

Under the agreement, the Clean Energy Regulator and the Air Resources Board will share information to develop complementary and effective market-based programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support and build on the capacity of the international carbon market.

Schneider National discounts used trucks in Summer Clearance Sale

Schneider National announced it is significantly reducing the purchase price on more than 450 tractors available to owner-operators, small to medium fleets, farmers, oil field operators and dealers/exporters. During the company’s Summer Clearance Sale, trucks are available at prices up to 40% lower than Schneider’s regularly listed prices.

California truck driver pleads guilty to meat theft scam

A truck driver from Sherman Oaks, CA, pled guilty to conspiring with others to attempt to steal $163,000 worth of beef products from a Nebraska Beef facility in Omaha, NE, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Truck owner fined $12,000 for fraud

The owner of BN&M Trucking, Benjamin Marshall, has agreed to pay a civil settlement of $12,000 for certifying he performed work on an airport project when, in fact, he did not perform the work, according to the Office of the Inspector General of the Dept. of Transportation.

Port truck drivers in New Jersey unionize

Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469.

The new bargaining unit represents 112 truck drivers, including local drivers that service the Ports of New York and New Jersey, hostlers who move trailers within the Toll yard, and long-haul drivers.   

NC Highway Patrol asking for help in fatal hit-and-run

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help after a woman was found dead on the side of the road near Statesville, NC, in the early hours of Saturday, July 20.

Authorities estimate the fatal collision happened sometime between 3 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. near the intersection of Stamey Farm Road and US 70 in Iredell County.

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