New highway proposal for Asheville NC would benefit trucking industry

By Dan Boaz | Nov 13, 2015 1:32:21 PM

The trucking industry always benefits from plans provide important future congestion relief and transportation improvements for Asheville, NC is a proposal being presented by the N.C. Department of Transportation this month. Improvements to the city's highway infrastructure including the addition of the proposed I-26 connector are under review which could result in a new seven-mile long stretch of interstate for the city greatly benefitting commercial freight movement for full truckload carriers transporting via the city.

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July indicators continue to propel trucking growth in 2015

By Dan Boaz | Sep 15, 2015 11:14:26 AM

In what overall has been a steady year of growth throughout the trucking sector the major July indicators that have just been published show that the industry reached another 2015 high water mark for that month. Excellent news for the full truckload services and urgent freight in general as the trucking industry continues to deliver encouraging results.

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2015 sees new record interstate highway traffic totals

By Dan Boaz | Aug 27, 2015 12:54:03 PM

If it seems like every time you head out onto the roads there is more and more traffic competing for the same patch of asphalt you're not imagining it. Statistics released by the USDOT show that the interstate highway system has reached peak levels for the first half of 2015

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Interstate 65 in Indiana sees recurring closures due to bridge damage

By Dan Boaz | Aug 14, 2015 1:36:26 PM

The trucking sector and companies shipping full truckload freight through Indiana awaits new developments concerning a recurring closure on Interstate 65 near Lafayette, Indiana due to issues with the interstate highway bridge over Wildcat Creek. This week saw a second round of emergency closures to the interstate as officials wait for the results of soil testing before taking their next steps.

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Should Congress lower the legal age for interstate truck drivers to 18?

By Dan Boaz | Jul 24, 2015 9:56:34 PM

There has been a lot of debate in recent weeks about lowering the legal driving age for a full-size semi truck down to eighteen years of age from the current twenty-one. In fact, the idea is now likely to be heading toward a full debate in the U.S. Senate at some point soon.

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Highway funding bill proposed for the state of Washington

By Dan Boaz | Jul 7, 2015 9:03:00 AM

The trucking sector is looking on as the state of Washington is the latest local legislature seeking to pass funding bills that will maintain the condition of the state's highways and roads. The full truckload market in Washington is just one area which will benefit if funding is approved for the state in the coming weeks.

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New report looks at congestion impact in Oregon and solutions for the trucking industry

By Dan Boaz | Jun 30, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Oregon is just the latest in a list of states that are seeking solutions to their ever increasing infrastructure needs, particularly highway improvements that are vital to the trucking sector and in turn the economy of the entire state. The recovering economy is a boon to the state's industry, commerce and trucking in the region but simultaneously a new report shows that traffic levels in Oregon have reached unprecedented levels.

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Trucking sector learns about phase 2 of EPA standards

By Dan Boaz | Jun 23, 2015 12:25:50 PM

Welcome to our new and fully revamped site at and the the first edition of our regular blog that will look at news from throughout the trucking sector and especially the full truckload market for long haul shipments. This blog will complement

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