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    Andy Transport relocates terminal

    SAINT-LAURENT, Que. – Andy Transport is relocating its head office from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to Saint-Zotique, Que., answering needs associated with a growing business. “When we purchased and moved into the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield terminal in 2011, Highway 30 did not yet exist, and Andy had merely a fleet of 50 trucks. As the company grew rapidly and the activities diversified, the site just was not enough anymore in terms of space and facilities and we were forced to grow in other geographical areas,” says fleet president Ilie Crisan. Andy Transport currently has 400 power units and 800 trailers serving lanes throughout North America. “We hope that, with our move, the traffic in the…

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    Seeking project panel nominations for FY 2021 Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP): Nominations due February 5, 2021

    TCRP is seeking panel nominations for the approved FY 2021 research projects. Descriptions are available of FY 2021 projects for which RFPs are expected to be issued. Please nominate yourself or other candidates to serve on the expert panels of these research projects online at MyTRB. These panels will develop requests for proposals, select contractors, and review draft deliverables. Nominations are welcome anytime before February 5, 2021. This Summary Last Modified On: 11/25/2020 Software transportes 3000

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    RFP: A Toolkit for Establishing Airport Catchment Areas

    TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a toolkit that will help an airport establish their unique catchment area. The toolkit should include a guide to utilizing resources, in addition to providing analytical methods and approaches that would best map a catchment area. Proposals are due January 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern. This Summary Last Modified On: 11/25/2020 Software transportes 3000

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    What Will a Virtual TRBAM Be Like?

    Planning firm Kittelson & Associates decided to seek the answers and wrote an article and created a video interviewing Ann Brach and James Bryant of TRB. As Brach says, the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2021 will be a month-long “transportation geekapalooza.” This Summary Last Modified On: 11/24/2020 Software transportes 3000

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    Cristian Alvarez Tuta Helps “Tell Us ‘Our’ Story” in November’s Responses

    Cristian Alvarez Tuta, Civil Engineer – Project Developer, New York City Department of Transportation let us know that says that presenting at the 2019 Annual Meeting “on alternate regulation on truck loading zones in one important Avenue of Queens, New York, gave me momentum and experience to apply for my first job as a recent grad civil engineer. I was hired by the New York City Department of Transportation where today I perform traffic analysis for projects that look to meeting the goals of Vision Zero and also look for increase the safety of all road users, specifically pedestrians and cyclists.” Thank you Cristian for participating in TRB’s Centennial Celebration.…

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    Prepare your telematics as 2G/3G cell networks ride into the sunset

    Sunsets are beautiful — unless you’re talking about the sunset of a cellular network you’re unprepared for. You’ve probably heard about 5G. This fifth generation of cellular services promises faster data connectivity and less lag time, not only for your smartphone, but for all kinds of connected devices — including the electronic logging devices and other internet-of-things devices used by trucking fleets. (Photo: istock) But the devices you have probably are using older 3G and even 2G generations of the cellular network, which are about to be “sunset.” That means as cellular carriers make the switch to 4G and 5G, devices that depend on those older networks will stop working. The…

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    DTNA’s Mount Holly truck plant celebrates milestones

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America’s Mount Holly truck plant recently celebrated its 41st anniversary, and production of its 700,000th truck. The M2 106 extended cab went to Miller Industries, a towing and recovery firm in Ooltewah, Tenn. The 700,000th truck produced at DTNA’s Mount Holly, N.C. truck plant. (Photo: DTNA) “We appreciate the continued support of our customers, suppliers and employees, all of whom have contributed to our 41 years of success,” said Craig Redshaw, general manager at the Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing plant. “Our team will continue its unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional quality and service to our customers.” More than 800 employees at the Mount…

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    Why carriers could see double-digit rate increases in 2021

    TORONTO, Ont. – Trucking providers should expect to see continued strong market conditions into 2021, when 10% contract rate increases could be the norm as a lack of drivers keeps a lid on capacity and low retail inventories drive freight demand. Paul Kroes, market insights leader for Thermo King Americas, recently provided a 2021 transportation market outlook, and for truckers already enjoying record rates and freight demand, low retail inventories should continue to provide tailwinds. While carriers are scrambling to order trucks and trailers to keep up with demand, Kroes predicts drivers will be the limiting factor in 2021. (Source: Thermo King) Generous Covid-19 stimulus checks in the U.S. “couched”…

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    ECONOMIC WATCH: Truck tonnage slides in October

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage dropped 6.3% in October, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), and was down 8.7% year-over-year. The sharp drop came after a 5.7% increase in September. “While there are indications that the economy is losing momentum, I believe October’s tonnage softness was more of a seasonal issue during a pandemic than anything else,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. (Source: ATA) “Typical seasonality is off this year and it was a reason why October was down so much. Not seasonally adjusted tonnage was down a fraction as much as normal over the last five years during September, leading to a big seasonally adjusted…

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    Operational costs of trucking fell in 2019

    ARLINGTON, Va. – There was a significant decrease in the operational costs of trucking last year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) said Tuesday. “The average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2019 decreased 9.3% to US$1.65,” ATRI said in its 2020 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. ATRI says the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2019 decreased 9.3% to $1.65. (Photo: ATRI) “The line-item costs for almost every major line item experienced some level of decrease. In comparison to the last freight softening, which took place in 2016, marginal costs were still 6 cents higher, indicating the…