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Trailer Wizards Gears Into “Overdrive” By Partnering With Trucking Charity

Trailer Wizards Ltd. is one of the best managed commercial trailer solutions companies in Canada today. Being in the business for about 50 years now, the company offers fast, client-friendly services, driving out costs continuously. With the aim to provide local service nationwide, the company is the largest and only national rental, trailer sales, leasing, storage, and equipment and trailer parts. With a nationwide chain of locations, the company operates in cities like Vancouver, Saskatoon, Mississauga, Calgary, Regina, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Moncton and Montreal. Recently, the company hit the local news channels when it announced that it is expanding partnership...

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Increasing Driver Shortage forces Trucking Companies to increase Pay

Approximately 194,000 people in Arizona are searching for jobs. With jobs available in the trucking industry, not many are interested in becoming a truck driver. Due to the increased shortage of drivers, companies have even given up their requirement of hiring experienced drivers. So whether or not a person has driven a truck previously, a commercial license can earn him a driver’s job in the trucking industry. Four major trucking companies in Phoenix, namely, Knight Transportation Incorporation, Swift Transportation Company, C.R. England Trucking and Gordon Trucking Incorporation, are looking for 200 drivers each for their company. The trucking industry...

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Kentucky Truck Plant Upgraded By Ford

Earlier this year, Ford announced that it will invest $1.3 billion in its Kentucky truck plant, which will support the new design of the Super Duty vehicles. The company had said it will retool and expand the place, including a better and newer body shop, which will create a job space for 2000 more employees among the present 4,400 employees. According to the plan, it was estimated that 2,000 jobs will be available for fresh workers, though some of the spaces would be filled by workers from the other plants. This plan was introduced a while back, and Ford...

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DOT Withdraws Tanker Wetlines Proposition

In lieu of the new provision in the Highway Act, the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration has taken back their notice, of proposing a rulemaking, regarding hazmat regulations. These rules would have proceeded to amend the transportation of flammable and volatile liquid material in unprotected external product piping, also known as the Wetlines, on the DOT-specified tanker trucks. The withdrawal notification was printed in the Federal Register on December 30, 2015. According to the notice, PHMSA claims that although it is withdrawing its request, the agency will continue to consider safety regulations to ensure that the flammable and...

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The Future of Freight Shipping Is Less Emissions

The development of the shipping industry has given rise to the popularity of logistics hubs, truck bays and large warehouses, which receive, store, sort and distribute goods all over the country, through their transportation vessels. However, according to Asaf Ashar, an emeritus research professor, with the University of New Orleans’ National Ports & Waterways Initiative, delivering goods by using rails is much more energy efficient than using trucks for this purpose. But even though railways provide an energy-efficient way to transport goods, they are only suitable for long haul or mid-range hauls in the U.S. This is the reason...

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