Friday, April 20, 2018
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ATA’s National Truck Driving Championships begin in Orlando, Fla.

ATA’s National Truck Driving Championships begin in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Competition in the 80th annual American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships opened at the Orange County Convention Center here.

ATRI releases 1st phase of research on tapping younger driver potential

ATRI releases 1st phase of research on tapping younger driver potential

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute Wednesday released the phase one findings of research investigating the potential for developing a Younger Driver Assessment Tool, one that would identify younger drivers who exhibit many of the same characteristics as safe, older commercial drivers.

U.S. productivity rises modest 0.9 pct. rate in spring

U.S. productivity rises modest 0.9 pct. rate in spring

WASHINGTON — The productivity of American workers rose just modestly in the spring, extending a worrisome issue that has persisted throughout this expansion.

On-highway diesel climbs 5 cents a gallon

On-highway diesel climbs 5 cents a gallon

On-highway diesel shot up a nickel a gallon today, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported, bringing the national average to $2.581 compared with $2.531 last week and $2.507 the week ended July 24.

Time marches on toward ELD mandate, but many carriers are still dragging their feet

Time marches on toward ELD mandate, but many carriers are still dragging their feet

Summer’s here and the heat is on — or it will be soon when it comes to ELDs. Summer’s here and the heat is on — or it will be soon when it comes to ELDs. In mid-July, the staff at The Trucker noticed we’d been hearing the same thing throughout the trucking industry — the assertion that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of carriers had not yet been fitted with ELDs.

TCA Scholarship Fund to provide some $150,000 to 50 college students

TCA Scholarship Fund to provide some $150,000 to 50 college students

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association’s Scholarship Fund will be providing financial assistance to 50 undergraduate college students for the 2017-18 academic year.

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