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July 3, 2015
EPA targets key compounds for refrigerated cooling systems, trailer insulation

An advanced degree in chemistry might not be required to understand the Environmental Protection Agency?s latest push to protect the ozone layer and combat global warming, but it certainly helps. The layman?s takeaway for trucking is that key compounds used in refrigerated transport cooling systems and trailer insulation are scheduled to be prohibited, and the likely replacements are either more expensive, less effective or both.

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July 2, 2015
TT Closed for Holiday; See Our Top Stories From First Half of 2015
Transport Topics is closed for the Independence Day holiday and will re-open on Monday, July 6. In the meantime, look back at this photo gallery of our Top 10 stories, based on metrics, from the first half of 2015.

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July 2, 2015
Truck Orders Fall 26% in June, but Backlogs Remain Strong
New Class 8 truck orders declined in June for a fourth consecutive month, but industry backlogs remain well above prior-year levels, ACT Research reported.

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July 2, 2015
Class 8 orders down again in June

For the fourth month on a row, North American Class 8 orders declined, though analysts said that doesn’t dim the overall prospects for a “robust” market for heavy commercial trucks this year.

According to ACT Research Co., North American Class 8 orders declined 25% year-over-year to 19,900 units – the lowest monthly net order volume since September 201, noted Kenny Vieth, the firm’s president and senior analyst in a statement.

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July 2, 2015
Trucking Adds 7,400 Jobs in June as Unemployment Rate Falls
The trucking industry added 7,400 jobs in June as the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3% as more people left the labor force, the Labor Department reported July 2.

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July 2, 2015
BP Reaches $18.7 Billion Settlement Over Deadly 2010 Spill
HOUSTON - BP will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.

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Company News

March 13, 2015 / TDI Nationwide
Keep That Medical Card On You

The FMCSA had pushed through regulations that would eliminate the need for CDL drivers to carry their medical card with them, however the regulation which was expected to change on January 30, 2015...

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September 18, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
National Driver Appreciation Week

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June 06, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
New Address for Atlanta Office

Our Atlanta Branch Office has moved.  Our new address is:

1280 Winchester Parkway
Suite 205
Smyrna, GA  30080
(855) 890-...

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May 23, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
CME Mandate effective May 21, 2014

The Dept of Transportation reminds commercial drivers that all physicals must now be performed by certified medical examiners, as mandated, beginning May 21, 2014.

To find a qualified health...

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April 24, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
Work Zone Safety Awareness

With the arrival of spring comes the beginning of construction season. 

The US Department of Transportation, American Trucking Association (ATA) and other transportation bodies are ...

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