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truckload carriers

Owning a tractor-trailer can be both rewarding and lucrative for truckload carriers, but, as with any vehicle, there is maintenance involved. Tractor-trailers don’t get called on to make ‘round the corner grocery runs — when these trucks hit the road, it’s for the long haul and through whatever conditions are in the way.

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buy american

Last month, President Trump’s office released his much-anticipated Buy American, Hire American executive order. The new order is meant to protect American jobs, by encouraging companies to buy and sell American-made products, and by reviewing the country’s H1-B visa program for highly-skilled workers.

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transportation industry

Changes to regulations or policy that may impact the transportation industry take time to flush out from each newly elected official or congressional session to the next.  Any changes to regulations that were enacted by law cannot simply be undone with an executive order. In addition, history teaches trucking industry entities that promises of change do not always translate into actual changes.

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uberization of trucking

It has almost become an archetype in society. Someone gets out of something late and can’t get a ride. Rather than spending countless hours wasting time, they pull out a smartphone and order an Uber. Uber has changed the game for the public transportation industry, and the ride-sharing giant is well on its way to changing logistics. Enter: the Uberization of trucking.

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After a number of delays, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the implementation of its Unified Registration System. The system was supposed to be fully rolled out on January 14, 2017.  
The Unified Registration System (URS) is a plan to streamline the process of license renewals and changes for transportation professionals.

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north american trucking industry

The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement is an infographic developed by TruckFreighter.com. It highlights interesting information about NorthAmerica’s transportation sector. For example, the top 5 border crossings are Laredo, Detroit, Buffalo, Port Huron, and Otay Mesa. It also briefs the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.