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Providing the best in fast delivery service since 1989 on a local, regional and national level.
Providing the best in fast delivery service since 1989 on a local, regional and national level.

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Frito-Lay recognizes “Million Mile” safe drivers - Highway safety is a subject legislators and trucking industry executives debate, retool and measure continuously. After all, it's a value everyone can get behind: safer roads, fewer accidents and drivers who move freight across the country to sustain the U.S. economy and improve our daily lives. However, accidents are a reality of the industry, which accounts for fleet owners' investment in insurance, training and the m... http://ow.ly/2QBNY4

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Analysis: In 2014 midterms, transportation wins - An analysis of results from the 2014 midterm elections shows that transportation-related initiatives found major support from voters. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) found that ballot measures will channel $21 billion into transportation projects. Nationwide, there were a total of 90 ballot initiatives designed to fortify infrastructure and bolster the industry; 60 of those passed, spell... http://ow.ly/2Qhz29

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October Class 8 truck orders spike - In a month of growth that approaches an all-time record, Class 8 truck orders rose 87 percent in October compared to figures from September. In total, the industry placed orders for 45,795 units, according to the latest report from FTR, which states that the uptick marks the second-busiest month ever. Overall, the year-over-year total increased by 76 percent, reports Truckinginfo.com. "The huge amount of orders was driven by several ... http://ow.ly/2QdHGu

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How smart technology may revolutionize engine maintenance - For delivery services, freight companies and single-truck owner-operators, the health of an engine is the backbone of commerce. A single trip or an entire operation can be derailed by mechanical problems, and for years drivers have relied on the "check engine" light to raise a red flag if anything under the hood goes awry.  However, more research and development is being funneled into smart diagnostics for comm... http://ow.ly/2Q9Gxp

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FMCSA to propose higher insurance minimums - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) is finishing a proposal that would increase the minimum insurance requirement for trucking companies in the United States. Current standards have remained the same for nearly three decades, and Congress is divided on whether to support or oppose higher industry regulations for freight movers and delivery services.  Currently, the requirement for general freight stands at... http://ow.ly/2Q5UXb

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Medical board revisits Schedule II use among drivers - Drivers who are prescribed Schedule II drugs, including opiates like OxyContin and amphetamines like Adderall, should face greater scrutiny from doctors, according to new recommendations. The medical review board that advises the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that use of drugs classified as Schedule II may increase the risk of accidents, either by inducing drowsiness or hyperactivity. The cons... http://ow.ly/2POV7h

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Three tips for finding drivers at a career fair - With the shortfall of drivers in the trucking workforce reaching an estimated 30,000, recruitment has never been more vital to the industry. Reaching prospective talent is difficult, especially as new demographics open up to recruiters. The job fair is a tried-and-true platform to showcase your company's assets, so check your local newspaper for upcoming opportunities.  Once you've booked a space, consider these tips for... http://ow.ly/2PKXFh

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Industry circles back to consider electric trucks - Over the last decade, electric technology for large vehicles has seemed like a costly, underdeveloped pie in the sky. While scientists and engineers have the "how" of electric trucks figured out, realistically introducing them to the gas- and diesel-dominated marketplace has never really taken shape. However, with some developments in technology, the trucking industry has once again turned its attention to the possible... http://ow.ly/2PDPp3

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Trucking gender gap may be golden opportunity for companies - As delivery services and trucking companies face a growing shortage of drivers, the longstanding gender gap in transit careers looms greater than ever. As retirees outpace the number of new drivers entering the industry, women represent a large, untapped resource that could save profit margins and fortify companies for future growth.  Much has been written about the American Trucking Industry estimate that th... http://ow.ly/2Pwgg4

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Figures: trailer orders up, fuel costs down - As national transit services close in on 2015, new ordering and fuel figures give the industry an early holiday gift to enjoy.  According to FTR​ transportation consultants, trailer orders in September totaled 32,111 units, a staggering 80 percent increase year-over-year. The data also indicates a 32 percent increase from August, showing that transit companies are using this time to invest in upgrading and expanding fleets i... http://ow.ly/2PtlYG
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