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Hurricane Issac – Freight over Driver Safety?

August 29th, 2012 | Posted by dccargomall@gmail.com in Cargo securement | Load Securement | Safety - (0 Comments)

TweetTweetWhile monitoring news of how Hurricane Issac might be affecting some of our customers I learned that after telling a trucker to turn around on Monday and not pick up a pre-loaded trailer on the south side of New Orleans, the company sent him back in on Tuesday claiming they think “it will be OK” …
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TweetTweet  Comments (58)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — ConocoPhillips will start moving its first load of oversized oil-refinery equipment across northern Idaho and into Montana starting Tuesday, said a spokesman for the oil company. Bill Stephens said the first of four large loads starting from the port of Lewiston will take four days to cross Idaho on …
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TweetTweet  CSA 2010 Effect On Driver Shortage – Not So Much In The Near Term… January 23, 2011 Jay Thompson Summary Nascent freight predictions have many fleets and investors turning their focus toward the impact of CSA 2010, the aging driver pool and other issues on “an impending acute” driver shortage. Our requests around what …
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TweetTweet By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor This month the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expects to start expanding the reach of its new safety regime, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability). It’s going beyond the nine pilot test states to all states with warning letters to carriers whose safety performance is falling short. The warning letters …
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TweetTweet By Nick Ferraro McClatchy-Tribune Information Services OWATONNA — A truck driver is scheduled to appear in Steele County District Court next month on charges that his negligence led to a landscaping block falling off his trailer and killing a 17-year-old boy last summer. Darrell W. Jensen is accused of not securing pallets of cement …
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TweetTweet MADISON TWP., Mich. — More advanced planning will be needed this year by contractors and haulers. A same-day option for obtaining permits for oversized loads, driveways and working within a road right-of-way has been eliminated by the Lenawee County Road Commission. The same-day option at triple the normal permit cost was started in 2002 …
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TweetTweet  CTA concerned over upcoming tiedown marking rules 12/15/2010 TORONTO – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is warning carriers about inconsistencies in enforcement of cargo securement rule changes taking effect on Jan. 1. The educational enforcement period, which so far has consisted of warnings to carriers, ends on Dec. 31, 2010 and carriers in violation will …
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TweetTweetBy Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor When drivers are tying down a flatbed load, they may be tempted to use equipment that’s worn or torn or broken, so they can get going and earn some money. But if one or two break loose in a tight turn or hard stop and the load shifts and …
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TweetTweet Flatbed Truck Accident On the picturesque roadways of the United States, flatbed truck accidents all too often create an unsafe, ugly scene. Of the roughly half-million truck accidents that occur each year, flatbed trucks make up a great portion—both through collisions and unsecured cargo. A flatbed truck is a large vehicle used for commercial …
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