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Averitt Express Expands LTL Service in Illinois, Wisconsin

Averitt Express Inc. Averitt Express Inc. will begin to offer direct service throughout Illinois and expand its network deeper into Wisconsin, the less-than-truckload carrier announced Sept. 11. The additional service was possible after the LTL opened a distribution center in Peoria, Ill., with 14,000 square feet of warehouse space. “We’re excited to expand our ability…
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Polaris Transportation Group Expands Headquarters

Polaris Transportation Group Polaris Transportation Group is expanding its head office in Mississauga, Ontario, as it grows to meet demand following its recent acquisition of trucking and warehousing hazmat specialists J.G. Drapeau Ltd. and Commercial Warehousing Ltd. Polaris expects to complete the expansion by the summer of 2018. Polaris is the largest privately held cross-border…
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Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Speaking to trucking executives at a fraudulent theft practices session here Nov. 14, Shannon Chelf, a Kentucky-based FMCSA fraud investigator, said he has been chasing advance fuel and…
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FTR Trucking Conditions Index rebounds in September

All Resources By LM Staff · November 16, 2017 The new edition of the Trucking Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTRreversed course, in the right direction, from August to September, the most recent month for which data is available. The TCI reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost…
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How commercial vehicle recalls are handled and checked

by STACIA NAQUIN Open recalls can be found on vehicles of every kind. For your personal vehicle, you get a notice in the mail for your car. But what about the big rigs? As it turns out, they get that notice too. But there’s a big difference in what happens next. While one-in-four personal vehicles…
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Former Pilot exec: Haslam ‘loved’ trucking rip-off scheme

Former Pilot exec: Haslam ‘loved’ trucking rip-off scheme The Associated Press CHATTANOOGA — A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “loved it” when the sales team ripped off customers. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot…
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Penske Logistics Recognizes its Top Safe Truck Drivers

NEWS PROVIDED BY Penske Logistics  09:10 ET READING, Pa., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Penske Logistics has introduced a new initiative to honor the safest of its 4,500 truck drivers across North America. The three-tiered Premier Driver Recognition Program made its debut as 26 associates were highlighted for their driving excellence at an awards ceremony in Reading, Pennsylvania. Penske Logistics has…
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Delivery truck driver shot after merchandise drop-off at convenience store

by SBG San Antonio A delivery truck driver was shot on Fredericksburg Road on Thursday, November 16, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group) AA SAN ANTONIO – Police are searching for the gunman who shot delivery truck driver early Thursday morning on the Northwest Side. The victim told police he was shot after he making a…
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Goldman: Automated Trucks To Cost 300k Jobs Per Year

By Jon LeSage – Nov 14, 2017, 4:00 PM CST While Google’s Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first. Silicon Valley startups, technologists, and venture capitalists see great potential in the technology—even more than most traditional trucking companies are supporting. For months, Tesla CEO Elon…
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New Technologies Are Coming to Trucking, and Truckers Are Nowhere Near Ready

Next month, truckers face a major deadline forcing them to adapt to a new technology—and it’s just the beginning. As of December 18, the U.S. government will require truckers to outfit their rigs with electronic logging devices (ELDs) that track drive times and ensure truckers are complying with the federal limit of 11 hours on…
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