Article from Risk and Insurance
Interesting summary article discussing the shortage of drivers contrasted with the increased regulation by the government.
We recently had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago. In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire
Wonderful day spent at the MTA (Minnesota Trucking Association) golf outing at Majestic Oaks yesterday. Good people and a lot of fun helping represent our parent company, Great Plains Transportation Services, Inc. (transportation industry factoring, permitting and tax reporting services).
We had the opportunity to attend a conference put on by the Minnesota Trucking Association several weeks ago. In addition to meeting/talking with some great people involved in the trucking industry, there were some sessions devoted to different topics. I thought I would recap the notes of interest, below: Session I – “Nexus” Questionnaire This
Following is an excerpt from the Minnesota Trucking Association Newsletter dated 4.11.17 and thought we would share: “STUDY ON ADDING SPLIT SLEEPER BERTH FLEXIBILITY TO HOURS OF SERVICE LIKELY TO BEGIN THIS YEAR The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) study to add split sleeper berth flexibility to hours of service may begin this year.
As posted by the Minnesota Trucking Association in their recent newsletter: The American Trucking Associations has released the latest edition of the U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2027, showing growth in both overall freight volumes and in the amount of goods moved by truck. “As we continue to see growth in the overall economy, particularly
According to the Minnesota Trucking Association, ATRI has just released the results of it’s survey outlining the top ten concerns facing the North American Trucking Industry. ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute. Here’s the full top ten list: ELD mandate Hours-of-service Cumulative impact of regulations Truck parking Economy CSA Driver shortage Driver retention
The following was posted in the May 31st Issue of the Minnesota Trucking Association Newsletter and we are sharing for interest: The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has recently released the results of their sleep apnea survey that highlights a number of issues related to truck driver screening and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
CVSA’s annual International Road check is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles. From June 7 – 9, 2016, more than 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors will conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety. This year’s emphasis is on tire safety. For CVSA’s tips on
As America celebrates National Stress Awareness Month in April, let’s take a moment to recognize one of the most stressful occupations, truck driving. Truck drivers battle weather conditions, road construction, distracted drivers, deadlines, etc. on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t be stressed when faced with those challenges! There are ways to reduce stress and maintain
We are sharing a recent bulletin released (click here) from the FMCSA regarding an inspection notice for certain Volvo trucks.