Posts Tagged ‘heavy haul’

Trucking Industry Still Hiring

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The women and men of America were on hand in Fort Lauderdale on August 2 for a job fair sponsored by National Career Fairs in Danie Beach, Florida and to sign up to become a long haul freight trucking professional taking roro and ltl freight to destination on the transport streets and highways of the United States of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment. Sources indicate that heavy haul freight shipping companies in the United States are still hiring workers, with about 5,900 new trucking jobs being created in July, which includes all new employees working in a truck-related job in the trucking industry of the United States of America. Sources also indicate that Americans showed up for the job fair in numbers and quite a few American women and men will be becoming a freight trucking professional taking freight to destination in the days ahead.

The news that America trucking companies are still hiring new workers is great news that the freight industry in the United States will be happy to hear about and it certainly indicates that the volumes of freight that needs to be transported in America is holding strong and could be increasing in the last part of 2010. Hopefully the number of Americans becoming a freight transport professional in the days ahead continues to increase, which will be a sign that the business of transporting freight to destination in America is starting to gather momentum and could be breaking new records in the months ahead.

If you have been thinking about becoming a freight shipping professional of the United States? This could be your chance to look into the possbility in your region or in regions around the United States and you just might find that your dream has been there all the time, just waiting for you to make the first move. Check out job fairs in your region and stop by and talk to the professionals on hand and you could soon be taking freight to destination somewhere in the United States of America.

Help for the Smaller Trucking Company

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

American long haul freight trucking professionals conducting freight shipping services on the heavy haul transport roads of the United States of America that are part of TruckersB2B membership program will be glad to hear that Affiliated Computer Services has announced that its ACS TripPak products and services are now available to them through their TruckersB2B membership. TruckersB2B is a business-to-business membership program that provides its members, which are small and medium-size roro and ltl freight shipping companies in the United States of America, with the same kind of rebates and discounts on products and services as larger trucking firms doing business in the United States. A great idea that according to sources provides services that many small and medium-size trucking firms in the United States of America need to keep their trucks moving.

This is great news for the small or medium-size trucking company as ACS TripPak Express two-day service is apparently able to allow drivers to drop their trip documents in TripPak drop boxes around the continental United States and then the documents will according to sources be delivered to the trucking company within two days. Document managment is essential in the freight shipping business of small and medium-size trucking companies, now through their membership with TruckersB2B operators have access to a document delivery system that provides them with the services they need, like ACS TripPak Express, TripPak Overnight and more. Sources also indicate that using ACS TripPak products and services should also help small and medium-size trucking firms expedite their cash flow through their membership with TruckersB2B.

Heavier Long Haul Trucks in Maine & Vermont?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The current debate over the desire to allow heavier long haul freight shipping transport trucks on the roads of Maine and Vermont will be heading to the Senate as soon as the weekend according to sources around the freight trucking industry of the United States of America. The FY2010 Transportations Appropriations bill was according to sources approved in the House of Representatives Thursday and the next step is for the Senate to take a look at the bill and the provision that has been included that would launch a one-year pilot program to see what the results are of letting heavier heavy haul trucks on the transport roads and highways of Maine and Vermont.

There appears to be a lot of doubt in the minds of quite a few people at present whether the provision in question is going to survive the passage of the bill through the Senate according to many sources around the freight shipping industry of the United States of America. This is certainly going to make the freight shipping professionals in the United States that have been looking at this idea of allowing heavier transport trucks to operate on the transport roads of Maine and Vermont while thinking that this probably isn’t a good idea feel a lot better.

The current Vermont limit for truck weights is 80,000 pounds gross weight and heavy haul trucks carrying certain goods can even carry weights of up to 99,000 pounds at present. According to sources the Maine/Vermont provision included with the FY2010 Transportation Appropriations bill, Section 194, would allow 108,000 to 120,000-pound six-axle transport trucks to operate on interstate roads and bridges in Vermont and 100,000-pound six-axle transport trucks to operate on all Maine interstate highways.

Four All-Electric Freight Vehicles go to School

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The evolution of the freight shipping transport vehicles used to conduct freight trucking services in the United States of America turned another page today as the first four all-electric Smith Newton freight shipping transport trucks were delivered to the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. This will make Lee’s Summit R-7 School District the first school district in the United States of America to implement a freight trucking fleet of all-electric delivery vehicles, according to sources close to this news bit, and the use of these all-electric delivery vehicles is expected to reduce the carbon wheel-print of the school districts transport activities and and hopefully save them some money as they travel down the road into the century of the environment in the years ahead.

This decision could have many benefits for Lee’s Summit R-7 School District as it travels down the road and we certainly want to applaud the school district for being the first to make this choice and having the vision to see the future. Hopefully this choice has even more benefits for the school district than are probably at present being estimated by many professionals in both the education field and transportation industry. If the benefits are as great as expected, we can certainly expect this decision to spur more school districts and other industries around the United States to start to look at how using all-electric delivery vehicles could benefit their business operations.

Long haul professionals conducting roro and ltl freight shipping duties on the roads of the United States of America watching the growth of all-electric delivery vehicles in the transport industry of America will certainly smile when they hear this news. This news means that the growth of all-electric vehicles in the heavy haul trucking industry of America is just down the road a little and we they can certainly expect to be driving a similar transport vehicle, somewhere down the road.

New Safety Tool for Long Haul Tanker Drivers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The job of American long haul tanker truck drivers is a dangerous activity that requires skill, professionalism and focus on the job at hand at all times in order to make it to destination in a safe, efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner. Heavy haul professionals tasked with the dangerous job of freight shipping on the transport roads of the United States of America looking for a way to help reduce the chances of a rollover while freight trucking now have a new tool to help them provided by the National Tank Truck Carriers Association and the American Trucking Association.

Called the “Cargo Tank Driver Rollover Prevention Video” this new driver tool is designed to help drivers reduce the chances of a rollover while conducting freight shipping duties on the transport roads of America. According to sources rollovers are rare in the long haul trucking industry of the United States, but when they do happen the consequences are tremendous for all involved, and this driver tool hopes to reduce tanker transport safety and reduce the risk of rollovers on the transport highways of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment.

This new tool is just the latest move made by the National Tank Truck Carriers Association and the American Trucking Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, to increase the level of safety for tanker transport drivers and the trucking industry of the United States of America as a whole. During the past three years this partnership has worked together to convene rollover prevention summits and to reach out to tanker drivers with information and other efforts to try to raise the awareness of safety in the tanker industry of America.

Hybrid Heavy Haul Trucks on the Way

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Heavy haul professionals in the United States anticipating the arrival of a hybrid long haul freight shipping truck with the features and ability to allow Americas’ trucking firms to efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively shift to using hybrid transport trucks in their freight shipping duties probably only have a months or possibly years to wait. The present technology is evolving at a geometric rate according to some professionals and at the present rate of development it might be only a few years before we see hybrid transport trucks take over the job of moving freight on the transport roads of the United States of America in the century of the environment.

The growth of incentives provided to heavy-duty truck manufacturers designing a generation of hybrid trucks and trucking companies that want to make the shift to hybrid transport trucks has been increasing of late also and this is certainly going to provide the shift to hybrid long haul freight trucks with momentum in the short term. The growth in hybrid freight trucks on the transport roads of America is going to have to be fueled by the benefits that will be provided by the new technologies as well though and this is going to have to translate into lower maintenance and fuel costs and a reduced carbon wheel-print for the freight shipping industry of the United States of America as it travels further down the road into the century of the environment, if the shift is going to continue to gain momentum.

Hybrid transport trucks could in fact prove to have benefits that many in the trucking industry might not have focused in on yet, such as better cost stability during a time when fuel prices have been rather chaotic, increased investment by governments in new technologies and their implementation in the trucking industry, and other benefits associated with using hybrid transport trucks that can offer an attractive option for a trucking company in America.

Long Haul Professionals Protecting Animals

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Long haul professionals that need to conduct heavy haul freight trucking services along a 30-mile stretch of Highway 191 in the state of Utah that’s known to be on the migration route of wildlife in the area are taking part in an experiment designed to reduce the number of deer that are being struck by vehicles along this stretch of Highway 191 in Utah. The Utah Department of Transportation has started a pilot program along this stretch of transport road in Utah designed to test the usefulness of DeerDeter, a deer-vehicle collision prevention system designed by Jafa Technologies and Austrian-based IPTE.

Plans at this stage of the project included the deployment of 100 of these deer-vehicle collision prevention units along a 1.5-mile stretch of the route in question that according to sources has experienced a number of collisions between deers and vehicles in the past. These units are apparently activated by the approaching headlights of vehicles and set off sounds and a stroke light that according to the designers represents movements to deers nearby. Hopefully preventing the deer from continuing across the road as they stop by the side of the road to examine the sound and strobe light caused by the approaching vehicle. The designers indicate that because these units are only activated by an approaching vehicle, they shouldn’t stop deer from crossing the highway, when no vehicles are approaching, and these units can even be programmed with different sounds in case the deer become use to the sounds being used.

The first reports coming from the Utah Department of Transportation are pretty good, with no reported carcasses of deer found along the stretch of highway in question, since the units were first put in place in early May. The Utah Department of Transportation has been pretty quiet about this, other than providing the statistics collected, so far, and they appear to be playing it safe and haven’t at this time announced any conclusions based on the results of this experiment.

Opening of new LNG fueling station

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Freight trucking professionals conducting long haul freight shipping services on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America interested in the latest news on the use of liquefied natural gas and compressed natual gas in the transport industry of America will want to stop by 5926 Sheila Street in the City of Commerce, California on Thursday this week. On this day the City of Commerce will be holding a ribbon ceremony to mark the opening of a new liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fueling station that will be managed and operated by Clean Energy. This facility is slated to provide LNG and CNG fueling for the City of Commerce’s transport fleet and other vehicles that can operate on LNG or CNG that are used in the region.

This is a great chance for heavy haul professionals of the United States interested in the growth of the use of LNG and CNG fuels in the transport industry of America to have a look at a facility that’s likely to become more and more familiar to freight shipping professionals in the United States of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment. It’s also something you can tell other trucking professionals that work at your trucking company about and an opportunity to meet other transport professionals interested in the growth of the use of LNG and CNG in the transport industry of the United States of America.

Sources surrounding this event indicate that there will also be a number of important speakers on hand that will interest Americans, like the City of Commerce Mayor Tina Baca Del Rio; the current director for the City of Commerce Transportation Department, Ray Tellis; and Federal Transit Administration team leader Samara Emmersen. Drop by on Thursday and check out the ribbon cutting ceremony, have a listen to what the speakers have to say and check out the new liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fueling station. There will certainly be other trucking professionals on hand to talk to and you’ll get to have a look at one picture of the future of transport in America in the years ahead in the century of the environment.

Foreign Freight Shipping Trucks on the Way?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Long haul professionals conducting heavy haul freight shipping services on the roads of the United States that have been looking at the recent offerings by foreign truck manufactuers like Tata Motors and Mahindra and wondering when you might get a chance to go down to a dealer and test one out might not have as long to wait as you first thought. There are research specialists in the freight trucking industry that believe the time could be right for low-cost truck manufacturers like Tata Motors and Mahindra to find a few in-roads to sellling more trucks in America in the years ahead in the century of the environment, which means you might get a chance to try one of these light and medium-duty transport trucks, sooner than first estimated. Sources also indicate that truck manufacturers in China are probably eyeing the American market at present and Foton of China could be seen more and more in the years in front of the freight industry of the United States of America and that UD Trucks is planning on marketing three new trucks in North America.

The low-cost trucks of companies like Tata Motors and Mahindra haven’t penetrated the freight industry of the United States much, as yet, but if the volume of freight that needs to be transported to destination in the years ahead continues to increase, as all expect, some freight industry professionals believe we might see more companies implementing these low-cost trucks in their trucking operations? We might also see more of these light and medium-duty low-cost trucks implemented in urban centers as firms decide to use more transport vehicles with smaller ranges in their operations, according to some transport professionals close to this affair.

North American Inspectors Championship

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

American long haul professionals that want to strengthen the bonds of trust between heavy haul professionals conducting freight trucking activities on the streets and highways of the United States of America and the certified inspectors of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will have an opportunity from August 2-8 in Columbus, Ohio. CVSA-certified inspectors representing 56 jurisdictionis across North America will be competing in the 18th annual North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) during these days in August, a one week competition, yes, but it could also be an opportunity for American freight shipping professionals on hand to build bonds of trust with the professionals that will be monitoring, evaluating and identifying potentially unsafe driving habits on the roads and streets of America in the months and years ahead in the century of the environment.

This could be an opportunity for trucking professionals in the United States to get a snapshot of the upcoming roadside inspection environment, check out a few forums called to discuss and evaluate any successes that have been achieved of late in the industry, and talk about possible areas of improvement for the future. The North American Inspectors Championship has always been an opportunity for future leaders in the industry to develop, the business of transport to strengthen bonds; and inspectors, states and the trucking industry in America to pull together, according to many transport professionals in America.

Stop by Columbus, Ohio between August 2-8 and show your support for the commercial vehicle inspectors tasked with ensuring the safety of the transport vehicles traveling on the roads of the United States. This could be a chance for the trucking industry of America and the road inspection professionals to enhance a beautiful relationship that will need to grow and strengthen in the years ahead, if the freight industry of America is to continue to improve and grow and travel down the road we desire.