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Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

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Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

A carrier arrives to pick up a load in the afternoon with only a few available hours left before he or she needs to take a 10 hour rest break. The loading facility has been running behind all day and takes much longer than anticipated to load the truck. By the time the paperwork is done and the driver is ready to go, the driver is “out of hours” and significantly into the 10 hour required rest period. The loading facility has a strict no overnight policy and asks the driver to leave. The driver refuses, reiterating that the facility is asking him to violate hours of service regulations.
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- Manager, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

Travel the Road of Networking Possibilities

Travel the Road of Networking Possibilities

Women in Trucking

At a recent Women In Trucking reception, two drivers sitting next to each other discovered that they worked for the same carrier. When they left the event, they vowed to stay in touch and maintain their newfound friendship. These two women knew that they could learn from and lean on each other; they knew the value of networking.
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- President, Women in Trucking

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPay

I have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Join in the Celebration of Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2014

We are in the midst of Truck Driver Appreciation Week! I love seeing shippers, consignees, trucking companies, and third party logistics providers (3PLs) take time to show their gratitude for America’s hard working truck drivers. Please make sure you go out of your way this week to thank truck drivers for all that they do, whether you say a few kind words or give a friendly wave while driving. To better recognize the scope of truck drivers and the important work they do, here are some interesting statistics from the American Trucking Association:
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- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

One Truck Driver’s Contribution to the World’s Largest Fruit Display

Fruit Display

What goes into the making of the world’s largest fruit display? We found out this summer when we created a display that featured over 10,000 watermelons. It took four semi truckloads to transport all 157,000 pounds of the fruit to the Cub Foods® store in Maple Grove, MN, where the display was constructed. Images of the watermelon display have been sent to Guinness World Records in England for validation, but I can say with confidence that being part of the event was one of the highlights of my summer. In addition to the record-breaking display, people from all over the Twin Cities came together to participate in watermelon eating and seed spitting contests and to sample the fruit and snow cones.
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