Tag Archives: trucking politics
The new FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) HOS (Hours of Service) rules go into effect July 2013. The question is, who will they affect and how effective will they be?
The new rules were introduced to reduce accidents involving motor carriers. Industry advocate ATA (American Trucking Associations) has appealed the decision lobbying for the regulations to remain the same. … (read more)
According to Truck Info, the American Trucking industry uses 12.8% of fuel purchased in the U.S.A. In 2006, 432.9 BILLION gallons of fuel were used. With these large numbers, small savings add up quickly. One way to increase fuel economy on tractor-trailers is by installing skirts. Science Daily stated, “Creating an improved aerodynamic shape for truck trailers by … (read more)
While researching the trucking industry’s impact on American consumers, I found this piece prepared by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) (pdf). This article effectively describes “The potential consequences of restricting or halting truck traffic in response to a national or regional emergency.”
The trucking industry — sometimes referred to as Transportation or Logistics — is huge in North America and around the globe. It’s bigger than huge. If affects most parts of daily American life, and is a big part of TKO Graphix’s business. According to the Bureau of Transportation, trucking accounts for nearly 60% of all shipping in our … (read more)