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Identifying Chameleon Carriers

Chameleon carriers remain a growing concern in the trucking industry, as existing or pre-existing carriers are registering under new company names and DOT#s in order to hide poor safety records, out-of-service issues, and to avoid paying fines. The Federal Motor … Continue reading

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Draft Bill Seeks National Drug Traceability System

Senators Michael Bennet, Lamar Alexander, Richard Burr, and Tom Harkin recently released a draft bill that would enhance safety measures in the pharmaceutical supply chain throughout the entire distribution process. Instead of the current tracing system that is available at … Continue reading

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Fraudulent Driver Steals 21 Tons of Muenster Cheese

One man is saying “cheese” for his mugshot after being arrested for stealing 21 tons of muenster cheese with the intention of selling it to East Coast retailers at a discounted price (and no, his name wasn’t Colby or Monterey … Continue reading

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“Find the Freight Phantom Ghost” Halloween Contest!

At this time of year, you will find lots of masks, candy and people having a good time.   Sometimes, however, people are up to no good.  Masked critters, like the Freight Phantom, will look for opportunities to steal your goods … Continue reading

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What’s Next? Pepperidge Farm Celebrates 75th Anniversary with New Plant and Products

“What’s next?”  That’s what Margaret Rudkin, founder of Pepperidge Farm , was infamous for asking as she grew the company from its first loaf of bread in 1937 to one million loaves two years later. According to myth, Rudkin traveled … Continue reading

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Only One Week Left to Submit Your Photos for a Chance to Win a Kodak PlaySport Waterproof Camera!

Have you submitted your photos yet for Road Scholar’s ‘On the Road’ photo contest?  If not, you only have one week left to do so…so get snappin’. Maybe you’ve seen one of Road Scholar’s awareness trucks at a local event … Continue reading

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Paying Civil Penalty No Longer Offers Backdoor to Liability: FMCSA Revision Takes Effect This Month

For years, carriers have been reincarnating themselves under new names in an attempt to escape out-of-service orders, penalties, shut downs, and terrible safety records, presenting a dangerous atmosphere to shippers, customers, and everyone on, and off, the road.  But the … Continue reading

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TCP Business Expectations Survey: As Carriers Continue to Shy Away From 3PL Providers, Higher Spot Quotes Draw Brokerage Usage Up

According to Transport Capital Partners (TCP)’s First Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey, the majority of carriers reported utilizing broker services as a means of obtaining freight lanes less within the last 90 days compared to previous months. The survey shows … Continue reading

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USP Proposes New Chapter Focused on Good Distribution Practices

The US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) introduced the proposal of a new chapter, which they hope to publish in the March/April 2012 Pharmacopeial Forum 38(2) journal, which would concentrate on good distribution practices in the pharmaceutical supply chain to avoid theft … Continue reading

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Cargo to be Destroyed after Police Uncover Partial Load of Meat

Just days before Christmas when everyone is rushing to the stores to load up on everything they need for their traditional Christmas dinner, thieves stole a trailer loaded with several thousands of dollars worth the meats and vegetables. The truck, … Continue reading

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