A Closer Look at Operation Safe Driver 2017 Results

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The Operation Safe Driver Program aims to combat the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles through educational and enforcement strategies in an effort to improve the driving behaviors of all drivers operating in an unsafe manner, either in or around commercial motor vehicles. Here is this year’s breakdown […]

Minnesota State Freight Investment Plan 2017

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On November 9, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) began taking public comments on the state’s Freight Investment Plan. The investment plan identifies $99 million in freight capital improvement projects, using funds from the FAST Act. FAST Act In short, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act was signed into law on December 4, […]

Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry 2017

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On October 23rd, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published the results of the 2017 Top Industry Issues survey. ATRI developed the “Top Ten” list using a formula assigning quantitative values to respondents’ rankings of issues facing the industry. The report presents the findings of the 2017 annual survey, […]

How to Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2017

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) started Operation Safe Driver Week in an effort to help reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries attributed to unsafe driving behaviors. This year, Operation Safe Driver Week is happening October 15-21. 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week Results In 2016, CMV safety enforcement officials issued warnings or citations to […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 2016 Trucking Industry Contributions

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Today marks the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 2017. While it’s quite hard to fathom everything truck drivers do for our country, this post is going to try to illustrate the trucking industry’s impact on our economy. 2016 Trucking Statistics The American Trucking Association released its ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 in mid-August. […]

2017 International Roadcheck: The Results

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The results are in for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2017 International Roadcheck. The 30th annual roadcheck took place June 6-8, 2017. 2017 International Roadcheck Results During the 72-hour period, approximately 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses were conducted. Of those inspected, 19.4 percent of vehicles were placed out […]

Minnesota Truck Parking Assessment System

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The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota published its final report on truck parking availability systems in January 2017. Truck Parking Background Truck parking can become a major safety concern when the driver lacks timely information on where there is available parking. Without this information, the driver is forced to decide between either […]

Transportation Industry 2017 – Political Outlook

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With the new year came a new president. President Trump took office on January 20th and is part of an administration that is sure to see some major changes unfold in the transportation sector over the next four years. Here are a few ways lives may be impacted by politics when it comes to transportation, especially in […]

Transportation Industry in 2017 – Rules and Regulations

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The end of 2016 was a tad hectic when it came to following updates on the various rules and regulations impacting the transportation industry. We witnessed the passing of the Entry-Level Minimum Training Requirements and Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse final rules, while the Overtime rule was blocked. Rules and regulations impacting the trucking industry will continue […]