News From The Road July, 2020

News From The Road July, 2020

Recruiter.com​, July 2, 2020: For years, John Kearney of ATS points out in this article, there has been a national shortage of interstate long-haul truck drivers — and the COVID-19 crisis has only compounded the problem. As supply chains were interrupted by company closures in response to government directives,...

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Training Wheels August, 2020

Training Wheels August, 2020

Middle-Mile Logistics Play Evolving Role in U.S. Consumer Supply Chain, from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, June 23, 2020. Following a successful pilot trial period in five Northeastern states, Amazon has rolled out its new freight brokerage operation to all 48 contiguous states—a move that will enable the...

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Global Perspectives August, 2020

Global Perspectives August, 2020

Courtesy of Global NewsCanadian Truckers Worry about Entering U.S. Due to Coronavirus Travelling to the United States is likely not on the list of things to do this summer for many Canadians. In fact, a recent Ipsos poll found 93 percent of Canadians believed travelling to the U.S. this summer would be too risky. The...

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News From The Road July, 2020

News From The Road July, 2020

FOX Business, November 21, 2019: As the truck driver shortage in the U.S. grows, the industry is setting its sights on attracting more female drivers, who have historically comprised a very low percentage of the overall workforce. Even lawmakers are getting involved. A new bill, co-sponsored by Kansas Republican Sen....

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Training Wheels July, 2020

Training Wheels July, 2020

Pennsylvania School Begins Offering CDL Classes, from WBRE/WYOU News, July 6, 2020. Commercially licensed drivers are needed to fill jobs across the country and in northeastern Pennsylvania. To fill that need, the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, Dimock Township, started its first day and night CDL...

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Global Perspectives July, 2020

Global Perspectives July, 2020

Courtesy of Bloomberg News, April 3, 2020Trucking Bottlenecks Slow Food Supply Chain Worldwide Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic. The problems highlight the vulnerability of the complicated process needed to take...

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News From The Road June, 2020

News From The Road June, 2020

TechTarget, March 27, 2020​: About two years ago, Farmers Insurance Exchange started using virtual reality to train claims adjusters. The technology created, in virtual space, actual conditions that employees face in the field. It proved successful at speeding up employee training, and a more advanced approach is...

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Training Wheels June, 2020

Training Wheels June, 2020

Online training tools. From Fleet Equipment, June 9, 2020. Canada-based CarriersEdge offers a broad line of online training tools for truckers. The courses, says the company, translate complex regulations into real-world content that drivers understand. Subject areas include defensive driving, HOS and logbooks, cargo...

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Global Perspectives June, 2020

Global Perspectives June, 2020

Courtesy of Reuters, May 20, 2020Truckers Hit by Coronavirus Pandemic Face Rocky Road to Recovery Bryan Hutchens in Oklahoma estimates he’s only used his two flat-bed trucks to shift oilfield equipment for a week out of the past month as the coronavirus crisis shutters businesses. In New York, trucking firm ERL...

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