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Feds Raid Trucking Company For Forcing Drivers To Falsify Logbooks

Federal agents raided a trucking company in Mt. Crawford, VA on February 12th on charges of forcing drivers to falsify logbooks. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens all the time, but for it to be happening to such a degree that there’s a raid by federal agents really says something.

The raid was the result of an investigation that has been ongoing since 2006 and came about when workers reported that their supervisors forced them to lie about their hours in order to get paid. Agents said that no less than seven witnesses complained about having to falsify records.

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Trucking Industry Showing Signs of Improvement to Begin 2013

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[Marketwire] – Heading into 2013, a number of factors have combined to present a positive outlook for the Trucking Industry. The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index …

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NY Thruway Backs Down from 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

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The New York State Thruway Authority, after many weeks of silence, announced that it will not be hiking toll rates as proposed by 45% on commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

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Trucking Industry Transports Record Number of Wreaths to Veterans’ Cemeteries

veterans remberence wreaths trucking industryLast week, 65 trucking companies hauled 126 loads of fresh remembrance wreaths (about 610,000 in all) to be laid on graves at more than 800 veterans’ cemeteries across the nation. Each cemetery conducted its own special events and wreath-laying ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of Wreaths Across America Day, held annually each December.

Trucking companies have donated manpower and equipment to Wreaths Across America, an organization that coordinates veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provides schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.

Of the many wreaths that traveled the country, 34 truckloads (representing about 110,000 wreaths – 20,000 more than last year), headed to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., the final resting place for hundreds of thousands of veterans.

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ATA Claims Driver Shortage Not Trucking Companies’ Fault

 
 

The ATA has just published a paper titled “Truck Driver Shortage Update” written by Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Vice President for the ATA which you can see here. While I’m sure Bob is a very nice person who is doing his best with the information provided to him, anyone who is familiar with the industry will see more than a few anomalies in the report.

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Trucking Company Owner Accused of Stealing Trailers

 
 

The Trucking Industry can be tough. The tough working conditions have always bred animosity between drivers and company owners. Company owners may seem like thieves in suits, but trust me guys, they’re really not! They’re working hard, making an honest living just like you! Honest!

Okay… well… maybe not all of them.

Bradley Blackshear, owner of Q&B Trucking based out of Macon, GA was arrested after it was discovered that he had stolen 21 box trailers and sold them to a local recycling company. Bibb Country Sheriff’s office reported that parts of other previous trailers were also found on the property, and that four other Sheriff’s offices were interested in speaking to him about stolen trailers.

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Trucking Allies File Amicus Brief on HOS

English: Homestead Air Reserve Base: Trucks be...The National Retail Federation joined a coalition of manufacturers, shippers and transportation providers to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals opposing new hours-of-service rules.
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ATA’s Annual Trends Report Reflects Recovering Trucking Industry

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to American Trucking Associations’ 2012 American Trucking Trends report.
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Port responds to trucking group’s petition to overturn parts of Clean Trucks Program

The Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday filed a response to the American Trucking Associations’ petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn several minor aspects of the Clean Trucks Program.

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