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12/19/14
BigRoad updates ELD app for restart rollback

BigRoad announced today that its electronic driver log (EDL) app-based solution has been updated in response to the Hours of Service (HOS) restart rollback already in effect.

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12/19/14
Climbing freight coupled to tight capacity making shippers uneasy

As freight volumes continue to climb while trucking capacity shrinks is raising more hackles among shippers, according to a range of analysts.

“The shippers we work with are extremely concerned about the macro-economic situation,” Mike Mulqueen, senior director of product management for Manhattan Associates, told Fleet Owner.

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12/19/14
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful: Training Entry Level Drivers in Seasonal Driving

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” The song sings about sitting inside enjoying the warm fire, with the ones we love, not a care in the world about the hazardous weather outside. The characters in the song have made it home, safe, in-time for the holidays with presents and carefree spirits to enjoy the season. The reality for many OTR truck drivers is much different; incredible stress about money, slick roads, increased traffic, time constraints and trying to satisfy their three dependents: Family, Company, and Community.

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12/19/14
A toy truck tradition continues

When Christmastime comes around, kids are usually eagerly focused on what toys Santa Claus might bring and place under the Christmas tree.

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12/19/14
The History of the Hess Toy Truck

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12/19/14
An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up.

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12/19/14
December 19, 2014: Stock analysts high on trucking; Truck pricing investigation heats up in Europe; Nissan and Toyota prepping new pickups.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

Content Classification:  Curated

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12/19/14
ATRI lists worst spots for freight congestion

Truckers in New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia face the worst freight congestion in the country, but it’s Texas that places three locations on the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) top 10 list.

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12/19/14
Volvo Group: U.S. facilities hold top 3 positions in Superior Energy Performance program

The Volvo Group North America said that three of its U.S. facilities hold the top three positions in the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Superior Energy Performance program (SEP), recording the highest energy performance improvements among Platinum level partners.

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12/19/14
Minimizer introduces 18 in. toolbox

Minimizer has unveiled an 18 in. poly toolbox for trucks and trailers. The box is lighter than metal toolboxes and its sleek design allows for use in a variety of applications, the company said.

Minimizer truck and trailer tool boxes are made of solid molded plastic materials that never rust, crack or need paint and are durable enough for the most demanding worksites and weather. The box weighs 22.8 lbs.

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