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    Senate promoting truck parking access

    During a recent hearing on supply chain connectivity, two members of the Senate committee on highway policy expressed concern about insufficient parking for the nation’s truckers. Transport Topics reported that for years, transportation policymakers and industry stakeholders have been warning about insufficient parking spaces for commercial vehicle drivers. Republican Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas told […] More

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    Senate confirms Hutcheson as full-time FMCSA administrator

    Transport Topics reported that The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now has a full-time administrator for the first time in three years. The full United States Senate confirmed Robin Hutcheson as the agency’s administrator on Thursday. A unanimous consent vote was used to confirm her. Hutcheson was appointed deputy administrator in January and became acting […] More

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    Pump Prices Soar as Supply Cracks Outweigh Weak Demand

    The United States is running low on fuel on the West Coast and in the Midwest, where street prices are surging despite falling futures markets. Wholesale fuel prices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland all hit new highs this week, as a series of unplanned refinery shutdowns compounded scheduled maintenance at a time when […] More

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    Trucking caught in crossfire of Fed’s war on inflation

    On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates by 75 basis points (0.75%), likely supporting the ongoing decline in trucking demand that began in early March. The national Outbound Tender Volume Index (OTVI), which measures shipper requests for truckload capacity, has an inverse relationship with the federal funds rate — when one rises, the other falls. […] More

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    Here’s your guide to trucker slang!

    If you’re just starting out in trucking then you might have a few questions about the different words you’ve been hearing on the radio or at truck stops. Here is a brief guide to help you with some of the terms you might hear. Kojak with a Kodak: Police that are using a radar gun […] More

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