Archives for February 2014

Poor Highway Conditions Plague Australian Truckers

2014 Australian Trucking News – Poor Highway Conditions Plague Australian Truckers Truck driver Scott Lockhart travels 00 kilometers each day, carting livestock to and from saleyards, feedlots, and abattoirs. Mr. Lockhart works for Gilbert’s Transport Queensland, based in Toowoomba, and has been driving B-double trucks along the East coast for the past 30 years. He […]

Global Trucking News – E-Logs vs. Paper Logs

2014 Global Trucking News – E-Logs vs. Paper Logs E-Logs are known as an electronic log book for professional truck drivers, which can assist him in safely managing available driving and work hours. E-logs also help dispatchers schedule drivers in the safest and most efficient manner. Certain tractors are equipped with an e-log capability, enhancing […]

ATA Challenges President Obama’s Transportation Programs

2014 US Trucking News – ATA Challenges President Obama’s Transportation Programs United States President Barack Obama has once again emphasized the importance of the role of transportation, as well as transportation infrastructure as a main driver of the United States economy, as well as the global competitiveness of the country, during his State of the […]

Keystone Pipeline and More Trucker Jobs?

2014 US Trucking News – Keystone Pipeline and More Trucker Jobs? The President and CEO of TransCanada, Russ Girling, publicized the positive impact of the Keystone Pipeline project by putting 20,000 US workers to work, as well as spending $7 billion stimulating the US economy. These numbers come from a 2010 report written by The […]

Supreme Court Will Not Review Mexico Cross-Border Program

2014 US Trucking News – Supreme Court Will Not Review Mexico Cross-Border Program The Supreme Court will not hear an owner-operator petition to overturn the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the US-Mexico border. The court today denied without comment a plea by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) to review a lower […]

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