Truckload Freight Rates on the Rise According to DAT Solutions
According to DAT Solutions, truckload freight rates are on the up, despite considerably less freight.  The national average rate for vans and reefers each increased 6 cents to $1.69 per mile and $1.93 per mile respectively. Flatbeds were up 4 cents to $2.07 per mile. Rates in all sectors were the … Read More
Truck Driver Named Highway Hero
Goodyear has awarded a truck driver who saved a person’s life with the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero award during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.  David Webb of Billngs, MT was given the award for stopping an out-of-control dumb truck and administering CPR on the driver who was not … Read More
ATA Brings Up Safety to New Secretary of U.S. Department of HHS
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO, Chris Spear issued a welcome letter to Secretary Thomas Price, congratulating him on becoming the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and also asking for his help in continuing the membership’s goal to improve highway safety. … Read More
MI Spring Weight Restrictions
Effective 1/2 hour before sunrise on March 8th, 2017 weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-12 at the Michigan/Indiana border east to I-94 in Berrien County then north and east to I-69 in Calhoun County then north on I-69 to Lansing and … Read More
Motor Carriers Need to Keep Lease On-Hand
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is urging all motor carriers to keep their lease on-hand. Under current regulations, a motor carrier operating a vehicle owned by another entity is required to either carry a copy of the lease in the cab of the vehicle, or carry an official … Read More
Medallion President and CEO Highlighted by Aljex
Medallion Transport Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Gary Weilheimer was recently highlighted in an article featured on Aljex.com. The article portrays the partnership between Medallion and Aljex , a transportation logistics management software, and mentions the success of Medallion since the company was formed by Weilheimer in 2009. Medallion has … Read More
The Ohio Department of Transportation is moving forward to alleviate costly delays in move superloads through the state. Setting up bridge monitors for loads of configurations of over 13 axles has had delays of up to two weeks. Effective immediately, the Ohio DOT has capped that process at 48 hours. … Read More
A recent report released by the United States Department of Transportation focuses on some specific challenges in the transportation industry. Released in January 2017, the 239-page report, Beyond Traffic 2045, discusses the growth expected in the US by 2045 and the transportation challenges that will come about as a result. … Read More
IDAHO SENATE TRANSPORTATION BACKS MEGALOAD RULE CHANGE
Transportation Topics recently reported that the Idaho Transportation Department received legislature approval for a rule change that paves the way for a statewide permitting system for oversize loads. The Senate Transportation Committee approved the proposal that will now allow the state department to issue oversize permits for all commercial trucks … Read More