Industry News

Alabama Launches Trucking Information Website

The state of Alabama has launched a new website for professional over the road truck drivers. The website located at www.trucking.alabama.gov was created to “…simplify commercial driver’s and related business interaction with Alabama state government.” When visiting the site you will find information on permits and licensing, rules and regulations, federal info, roads and weather, […] Read More

Communication Systems in Trucking and Real Time Virtual Dash Boards – Just in Time

It is very easy to get into a lengthy conversation with trucking industry folks about communication and the future of JIT – Just In Time logistics. Indeed recently we have been talking about all the great communication systems available and coming forth in the near future in the trucking industry. And yet often we have […] Read More

It’s Going To Be A Long Haul For The Trucking Industry Downturn

The Kansas City Business Journal reports  that area trucking companies are getting ready for more lean times during a freigh recession.  “Transportation giant YRC Worldwide Inc. will attempt to reduce costs in the coming year by $100 million, which Chairman and CEO Bill Zollars said will include cutting an undetermined number of jobs. YRC employs […] Read More

Con-Way Freight Wins Top Safety Award

Con-Way Freight, the trucking industry’s leading LTL transportation company has received the 2007 President’s Trophy award for the Large Fleet category from the Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council of American Trucking Associations (ATA). The company was honored on September 21st in Pittsburgh, PA during the ATA’s Safety and Human Resources National Conference. Winners of […] Read More

4 States Looking at Truck Only Lanes for I-70

Four states that Internstate 7o passes through are looking at the feasibility of Truck Only lanes that would run from the Ohio-West Virginia border to Kansas City, MO. A $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will pay for Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri to study ways to reduce traffic congestion and improve freight […] Read More