Monthly Archives: December 2008

Top 50 Shipping Logistics Companies for 2008

A logistics company procures transportation for shippers. UPS is number one. In addition to individual residential pickup, they service large companies such as Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. The top 50 Logistics companies in the United States, according to … Continue reading

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New Medical Requirements for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

In December, 2008, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule designed to provide uniform requirements for medical examiners, and developed a process for combining the commercial drivers license (CDL) and medical certificate records for commercial truck and bus … Continue reading

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5 Transportation Predictions for 2009

I predict: 1. In 2009, the ongoing battle over truck drivers’ hours of service will be revisited either through langauage added to a transportation bill, the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. once again, or a Congressional mandate to the … Continue reading

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California Adopts Country’s Toughest Diesel Emission Standards for Trucks

On December 12, 2008, California passed diesel emission regulations that are the toughest in the United States. The rule, which was passed by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), requires replacement of exhaust filters and new engines staggered between 2011 … Continue reading

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FMCSA pushes through less-than-recommended safety standards before Obama takes office

The administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued what it called “a new rule” in November, 2008, limiting commercial truck drivers to 11 hours on the road (the “11-hour rule”), even though this rule maintains what has been the … Continue reading

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Top 100 Private Motor Carriers for 2008

Nearly half the private trucking carriers in the United States are food and beverage distributors. Number one is Coca-Cola Enterprises, with 8,041 tractors, 3,114 straight trucks. and 9,263 trailers, according to the August 4, 2008 edition of industry trade magazine … Continue reading

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Top 100 Public Motor Carriers for 2008

The number one largest public trucking carrier in the United States is UPS, with over 100,000 company trucks, vans, company cars and motorcycles. Number two is FedEx with 58,500 tractors, straight trucks and vans and 21,400 trailers, according to the industry … Continue reading

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