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J. J. Keller Introduces 2nd Edition Roadside Inspections Training Program in Preparation for CSA 201

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Neenah, WI – FMCSA is stepping up enforcement with a new, major initiative — the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010. This program will track, measure and evaluate carriers and drivers, using 24 months of all safety-based inspection violations to rank and target carriers for new FMCSA enforcement interventions.

A major component of the data used in CSA 2010 is roadside inspections. J. J. Keller's Second Edition of its popular Roadside Inspections: A Driver's Guide will include an introduction to help drivers understand what CSA 2010 is, how it impacts them and the company they work for, and the role roadside inspections play in the new system.

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For more information, contact:
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. 
Marketing Communications
Thomas Hines
1-800-843-3174, ext. 7543
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To visit J. J. Keller's full Press Room, click here.
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Werner Global Logistics and Werner Enterprises awarded by Transport Topics

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For the third year in a row, Werner Global Logistics has been ranked in Transport Topics' Top Logistics 50. The annual list, which is based on North American revenues for the calendar year, listed Werner Global Logistics in the 15th position. The company has ranked in the current position for the past two years.

Werner Enterprises was also named as one of the Top 25 Dedicated Contract Carriers and Top 50 Freight Transportation Firms in the same listing. The Company was ranked in the 6th position for the Top 25 Dedicated Contract Carriers listing based on the number of total power units and the 25th position for the Top 50 Freight Transportation Firms based on 2008 revenues.

To view the complete list, please click here.

BlueWire is Werner Enterprises' latest communication tool. BlueWire notifications will be e-mailed periodically as the Company and/or executives are featured in magazines and online media outlets. The notifications will also include Company award announcements and other pertinent information.

Most articles will also be included on the home page of WEconnect, but BlueWire will serve as an additional tool for those who are traveling or without Internet access.
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Scam Alert

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One unfortunate effect of the sluggish economy is that thieves have gotten more numerous, more desperate and bolder. We've seen an increase in the number of truck driving student job scams. This is where an individual claiming to be a carrier's recruiter calls schools and gets student names and contact information. Then the scammer contacts the students and/or their spouses or parents claiming to have a job opening. The catch is that the victim has to send the phony recruiter money, to cover a "placement fee" or fuel costs for transportation to orientation. Of course the money is supposed to be wired, or sent as a money order to a P. O. box. So once the scam is discovered, there's no way to stop the payment. Not only does this victimize students and the people who care about them, it gives schools and carriers a black eye.

Let's Squash This Scam!
Students, be wary. If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is a scam. It's tempting to jump on what looks to be a great opportunity, but check it out with school placement personnel. Schools, check and double-check the identity of individuals who call claiming to be a carrier's recruiter. A quick way to do this is to call the carrier at a published phone number (rather than the call-back number supplied by the alleged recruiter). Verify the employment of the individual and that there really is a legitimate job offer.

Visit our Web site www.bumper2bumpertruckbook.com and our blog blog.bumper2bumpertruckbook.com for updated information on where the scam is taking place and what names are being used. If we can raise the level of awareness about this scam, it will be harder to pull it off.
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Hours of Service Regulations Will Be Changing

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As the result of a settlement with Public Citizen and other petitioners, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will revise the hours of service. FMCSA will submit a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for approval within 9 months. Within 30 days of publishing the NPRM, the parties will file motions regarding further proceedings, and FMCSA will publish a final rule with 21 months. This case is scheduled for argument January 15, 2010.

Of course, we will stay on top of this and provides updates as they become available. Visit our Web site often for news. Check our blog at http://blog.bumper2bumpertruckbook.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/redwritertx for the latest developments in this important change to truck driving regulations.
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Special Deals from Ruan Truck Sales

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Ruan Truck Sales

November Sale At Ruan Truck Sales

 

Greetings!

Our sales have been excellant! Update on new engines.  Market research and rankings firm J.D. Power and Associates said Sept. 21

Survey of 2,421 fleets showed an increase in Satisfaction with two-year-old, heavy-duty trucks. Ranked on 1,000-point scale,

The class 8 fleet operators to consider engine quality, performance, cost of ownership and warranty in making assessment.

Mercedes-Benz Engine, ranked highest with score of 765, Cummins Inc. at 748. Caterpillar Inc. 747

Freightliner 

CSTdaycabs

2003/2005 Daycabs

370/410HP

10 spd trans

  All Alum Wheels
 Starting $15,000

Columbia 

2006 columbia

2005/2006 Flattop

515/550 HP

13 spd

 All Alum Wheels 
308K to 633K miles

Kenworth T800 

R60896 T800

 

(2) 2006 Flattop

430 HP

10 spd/OD

All Alum Wheels

 15,920 dry wt.

 

Full Inventory    Ruan Fleet maintained trucks, trucks are detailed, DOT inspected, tires and brakes are uprated as needed to Ruan sales terms.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ken Wehmas
Ruan Truck Sales
800-643-9549

 

 

 


 

Ruan Truck Sales | 4205 NE 14th St | Des Moines | IA | 50313

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US Xpress Hiring in Specified Areas

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Effective immediately US Xpress has opened up new entry level solo and team driving positions. Drivers living in the shaded areas on the map below will be eligible. Please call Homer E. Paul at 423-298-6858 if your school needs a representative from US Xpress to visit for a presentation or a special event. For more information on Pay, Benefits, and Requirements and how to apply:

US Xpress Hiring Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1-800-879-7737

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Senate Confirms Ferro as FMCSA Administrator

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The Senate late Thursday confirmed Anne Ferro's nomination to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Thursday night's confirmation follows a vote of approval from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Oct. 27.

In a statement Friday morning, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said it was “pleased” with the Senate's decision to confirm Ferro, who led the Maryland Motor Truck Association for six years.

“She has an excellent understanding of how government, law enforcement and industry need to work together to solve problems, and will be a great advocate for safety,” said Buzzy France, president of CVSA.

Following her nomination by President Obama in June, Ferro has come under fire from labor and safety groups for her ties to the trucking industry.

The Senate also confirmed the nomination of Cynthia Quarterman as administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Thursday.

By Transport Topics

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