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Only 12% of Active Carriers Contain Sufficient Data for Accurate CSA Rating

Shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put into effect changes to the CSA’s Safety Measurement System last week, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released a white paper explaining that “the CSA system lacks sufficient data on the … Continue reading

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ATA Releases 2013 Trucking Forecast

At a panelist discussion consisting of the American Trucking Association’s Bob Costello, National Association of Realtors’ Lawrence Yun, and HIS Global Insight’s Gregory Daco earlier this week, the ATA released their 2013 trucking forecast, calling for a slow, steady “GDP … Continue reading

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Does it Pay to Save? Cost Reduction Ranked Top Priority in Supply Chain

Last month, IDC Manufacturing Insights released the results of a study that surveyed over 300 manufacturing supply chain professionals, grouping individuals by “asset-oriented (e.g., chemicals), brand-oriented (e.g., consumer goods companies), engineering-oriented (automotive, aerospace), or technology-oriented (e.g., high tech).” 1 When … Continue reading

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Loss of Business and Vicarious Liability Risk Top List of Concerns Over CSA Data

Concerns over inaccurate data in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program (which measures a carrier’s and driver’s safety performance in seven BASIC categories including unsafe driving, fatigued driving, driver fitness, controlled substances/alcohol, vehicle maintenance, cargo-related, and crash indicator) … Continue reading

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15 Industry Groups File Suit Against HOS

When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration revised the hours of service provision to include two consecutive breaks between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5.am., reducing a driver’s work week from 82 to 70 hours and becoming effective July … Continue reading

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Road Scholar Makes Shipping Quicker and Easier on RoadScholar.com

Road Scholar Transport is dedicated to providing quality transportation, immediate customer service, and making shipping fluent and stress-free to our customers.  That’s why we’ve built our website with a wide variety of tools and services that provide shippers with a … Continue reading

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Enforcing the Guidelines: Nearly 300 Drivers Removed in FMCSA Annual Drug and Alcohol Sweep. Are You Conducting Proper Testing?

Did you know…“Every two hours, three people are killed in alcohol-related highway crashes.”1 That’s over 13,000 fatalities annually not to mention over 4 million Americans who drive under the influence each year. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been … Continue reading

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Retiring Truckers Put Pressure on Driver Shortage, Rising Logistics Costs

After reaching a high of 1.8 million in 2008, carriers and shippers began experiencing a shortage of drivers due to the recession, in which a lot of drivers exited the business, dropping numbers as low as 1.47 million (18.4%) in … Continue reading

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New York/Maine Propose Toll Increases within Upcoming Months

As of January 1st, we witnessed many states, among them New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, taking significant toll hikes.  Now, New York and Maine are proposing similar increases which many believe will lead to congestion, job loss, and increased … Continue reading

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Holiday Weekend Reminds Shippers/Carriers to Use Caution

This upcoming Memorial Day weekend serves as a reminder to members of the transportation industry/supply chain to be on alert and use extreme caution for cargo theft. According to FreightWatch International, US cargo theft increases 28 percent during the holidays, … Continue reading

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