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More Than 120,000 Freightliner, Western Star Trucks Recalled
States With The Most Structurally Deficient Bridges
A recent report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association detailed an exhaustive list of the country’s bridges and found that 45,000 of these economically vital structures urgently need repair. The Federal Highway Administration considers a bridge in “poor” or structurally deficient condition if its deck, superstructure, substructure or culvert condition rank below acceptable standards…
Fleets Have Traveled 19% Fewer Miles Between Breakdowns So Far This Year
American trucking fleets have seen a 13.1% decrease in miles traveled between unexpected repairs so far this year, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council reports. ..
Momentum Building To Slash Detention Times
Driver detention is the downtime in hauling that befalls truckers at pickup or delivery locations. Everyone in the industry dreads delays, especially expensive ones, and detention costs do enormous harm to the bottom line.
In fact, driver detention times have become such a pressing issue that even U.S. lawmakers are urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to address the matter.