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How Hardware Failure Shut Down Two Terminals at Port Houston

Supply chains are already impacted by production and shipping delays caused often, by the global pandemic. At the same time, demand for e-commerce goods has skyrocketed.  Social distancing means more people than ever before are ordering goods online.  And in some sectors like health and wellness, suppliers have seen product demand increase.

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House Appropriations Committee Report: More HOS Regulation Changes

ave been approved by Congress.  The Department of Transportation has a number of divisions, but the trucking industry has already heard some new initiatives are incoming in 2022. Some that could radically change current trucking regulations. Specifically Hours of Service or HOS.

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6 Categories of Safety Inspections Truckers Do Every Day

Did you know that a pre-trip inspection for a trucker, involves checking ninety-five (95) different parts of the truck?  From bumper to bumper, truckers safely inspect their rig, chassis, and tractor every day to make sure it is roadworthy and safe. 

Female Truckers History

Historic Female Leaders in the American Trucking Industry

While women have been hesitant to join the trucking industry, there have been several trailblazing females that made their mark, starting from the early 1900s. Which is much earlier than many people think.  And to this day there are incredible female trailblazers that dedicate their lives and talent to operating successful commercial transport businesses.

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Texas Senate Shields Trucking Companies From Nuclear Verdicts

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Senate moved quickly to introduce laws that would help protect the trucking industry. House Bill 19 moved swiftly through the lower chamber in April 2021. Senator Larry Taylor (R-Pearland) said that it would help make sure lawsuits against truckers and trucking companies remained fair.

Ever Given Vessel Trucking

What Happened When Ever Given Got Stuck in the Suez?

What happened on the Ever Given freight vessel that allowed it to get stuck in the Suez Canal? And why did it capture international attention? It may be hard to believe, but one ship could really hold up much of the world’s supply chain.  And that’s why it was critical to resolving the problem as quickly as possible.

Container Theft Prevention Houston Trucking Logistics
Intermodal Drayage

How Does Container GPS Prevent Theft?

In the United States, cargo theft is an industry. One that causes between $15 to $25 billion dollars per year in losses, for business owners, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Trucking Regulations 2021
Commercial Truck Safety

What Trucking Regulations Could Change in 2021?

Taking a look ahead at what could be coming, allows the trucking industry to be prepared. And there may be some big (but mostly positive) changes to trucking regulations in 2021.

DRIVE-Safe Act Trucking Houston Texas

DRIVE-Safe Act to Bring Young Drivers to the Trucking Industry

Drivers under the age of 21 years that have completed CDL training and would be legally required to complete extra apprenticeship style training. This is to make sure that young drivers receive additional training, to compensate for less than four years total driving experience.



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