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Trucking Industry Capacity Tested
Posted on September 14, 2017

For the short term, at least, capacity of trucking industry is being tested due to the hurricane’s recent devastation.  Click here to read further.

Recent MTA Trucking Conference
Posted on June 21, 2017

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

MTA Golf Outing
Posted on June 6, 2017

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).

MTA Conference Summary
Posted on June 1, 2017

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

Sleeper Berth Study of Flexible Hours
Posted on April 11, 2017

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. 

Trucking Industry Growth
Posted on October 20, 2016

  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

Top Ten Concerns – Trucking Industry
Posted on October 4, 2016

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

ATRI RELEASES SLEEP APNEA SURVEY RESULTS
Posted on May 31, 2016

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).

International Road Check (6.7 to 6.9.16)
Posted on May 31, 2016

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

National Stress Awareness Month
Posted on April 6, 2016

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