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Distracted Driving Kicks Off Fleet Safety Conference

Mike Pitcher talks about how his company, LeasePlan USA, implemented a cell phone policy.SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday in this Chicago suburb with a keynote speech on corporate safety culture.In the opening keynote ... [Published Trucking Info - 2 hours ago]
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South Carolina Sees 8% Increase in Container Volume

The SC Ports Authority reported a strong finish for the 2014 fiscal year on Monday with 8% container growth, an increase of 2% over projected plans.On the non-containerized cargo side, the SCPA handled 83,399 pier tons in June for a total of 763,230 pier ... [Published Trucking Info - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Analyst Questions Filing Charges Against FedEx Over Drug Shipments

Photo via FedEx Facebook pageWhy is the government filing charges against parcel delivery and trucking giant FedEx?That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted ... [Published Trucking Info - 8 hours ago]
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FMCSA Warning Carriers About Fraud Schemes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning carriers to be on the lookout for new fraud schemes as thieves try to get financial or banking information.This comes amid a new wave phony letters being sent to companies of all sizes, with a ... [Published Trucking Info - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Gain Less, Existing Home Sales Best Since October

Consumer prices rose again in June, but the pace was less than it was the month before, according to the U.S. Labor Department.This measure of inflation, known as the Consumer Price Index, increased 0.3% from May, following a 0.4% gain, translating into ... [Published Trucking Info - 10 hours ago]
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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Awarded $55 Million from FMCSA, NHTSA

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.The contracts ... [Published Trucking Info - 10 hours ago]
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Heartland Second Quarter Profit Moves 38.7% Higher

Trucking company Heartland Express saw its second quarter net income increase 38.7% compared to the same time a year ago, while revenue skyrocketed 69.3% during the same time.Operating revenues totaled $226.8 million, with net income of $26.5 million, ... [Published Trucking Info - 10 hours ago]
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Truck Tonnage Index Declines in June from May, Higher Versus Year Ago

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the previous month.Compared with June 2013, the seasonally adjusted index increased 2.3%, down from May’s ... [Published Trucking Info - 10 hours ago]
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The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

If you're still not convinced of the benefits of low-rolling-resistance tires, this short video from Goodyear might help.Most of us now acknowledge there's some benefit to running low-rolling-resistance tires. They are supposed to improve fuel economy, ... [Published Trucking Info - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Alcoa Wants Your Wheel Pix for Photo Sharing Contest

Alcoa Wheels has created a social media photo sharing campaign and contest.From now through Sept. 15, Alcoa encourages social media followers and contestants to follow the company on Twitter (@AlcoaWheels) and on Instagram (@AlcoaWheels); snap eligible ... [Published Trucking Info - 12 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck

The 1939 Model 260 tractor took far longer to restore than to build.SHARING TOOLS | Print SubscribeIf you’re celebrating a 75th anniversary, it would be nice to have something from Year One so folks can see what you’re smiling about. Peterbilt Motors ... [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Retread Your Way to Prosperity

Retreading may not guarantee financial success, but it will lower your costs and improve your bottom line.SHARING TOOLS | Print SubscribeImagine the frustration of a retread tire vendor. He or she has proven money-saving products, yet half the industry ... [Published Trucking Info - 18 hours ago]

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..." It took about 8 to 10 seconds. "If you're on a highway, you've driven about two football fields."
...fiscal year growth again this year is testament to strong performance in our major business segments," said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. "The implementation of our strategic plan is paying off, and the large capital investments committed to port infrastructure by the state of South Carolina and Ports Authority are yielding great dividends. Significant capital investment by major port users has also positively impacted volumes."
"Some compounds, especially those incorporating silica, or using formulas that combine natural and engineered synthetic rubber, can reduce tire rolling resistance significantly" says Guy Walenga, director of engineering for commercial products and technologies at Bridgestone
...are looking for ways to save money and retreads still offer that opportunity,” says Philip Boarts, Michelin's retread product category manager. "For some very small fleets that don’t have a tire/retread inventory, due to the shortage of casings during the past couple years, availability of caps and casings has been limited, which might have forced these fleets into buying more new tires.”"

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