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    2022 Annual Meeting Paper Submission Update: Helpdesk and Online Resources

    Please be advised that the TRB helpdesk will not be open the weekend of the August 1st submission deadline, July 31 and August 1. One new and important submission requirement for this year is that the submission site will only accept PDFs as the format for manuscripts. Other manuscript formats will not be accepted. For other frequently asked questions and instructions, please visit our annual meeting resource page.   If you cannot find an answer to your question on one of our resource pages, please send it to trr@nas.edu and our editorial office will try to respond as quickly as possible. However, please expect delays as we approach the August…

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    2022 TRB Annual Meeting: Patron Packages Going Fast

    Maximize the visibility of your organization at the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting with a patron opportunity, available at all levels of investment. Build your network and extend your reach to leaders and professionals in the government, industry, and academia, who are looking for innovative solutions like yours, to fulfill their current transportation needs. A list of package benefits and prices is available at https://events.jspargo.com/TRB22/CUSTOM/pdf/TRB2022_PatronComparisonChart.pdf Please note that TRB has just one Gold and one Silver Patron package remaining. New this year is the Iron Patron package. Available exclusively to organizations with 30 or fewer employees, this package, priced at $3,400, ensures that your logo is prominently associated with the TRB…

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    How to keep that showroom shine: Driver’s Education

    You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. In life, we are constantly judged by our appearance. In trucking life, appearance is judged at the scales, by customers and in some cases by clipboard-wielding, white-gloved judges. Whether you’re into showing your truck or just keeping it clean and presentable to avoid any mistaken first impressions at an inspection station, keeping the thing clean is usually worth the effort. We have all seen those trucks with years of caked-on road spray or telltale streaks of dirt stuck to the fuel tanks where a bit of diesel has dribbled out. What does that say to you about that…

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    Daimler Trucks Canada hires Bates as on-highway district sales manager

    Daimler Trucks Canada has appointed Beau Bates as on-highway district sales manager, responsible for a portion of the Ontario market.  Beau Bates (Photo: Diamler Trucks Canada) Bates previously worked at Paccar where he spent the last 13 plus years of his career, most recently as senior district sales manager for Kenworth’s medium and heavy duty product line for Central Canada and the Maritimes.  With his wealth of industry knowledge and professionalism, Daimler is excited to have Bates on the Canadian team.  Bates succeeds John Bennett, who recently retired after 24 plus years with Daimler. Software transportes 3000

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    OTA not concerned about A/Z licence restriction delay

    The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says a delay in restricting the use of manual transmissions for A/Z drivers who trained and tested on an automated is not an issue for most carriers, and that the Ministry of Transportation should focus on other more pertinent issues. “The OTA has no objections to this extension,” the association said in a statement, noting the majority of the market is currently comprised of trucks with automatic transmissions. (File photo) “Based on feedback from fleets and truck manufacturers, over 90% of the sales in the tractor-trailer market are automatic transmissions and have been for some time. Based on these sales figures and the general movement…

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    Improve Your Research with the Transportation Research Thesaurus

    The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) has been updated. Six new TRT terms have been added to help your research: Accelerated bridge construction, aged pedestrians, discrete element method, heat islands, rejuvenators, and travel restrictions. The TRT Subcommittee continues preparations to reorganize the Information, data and knowledge (formerly Information organization) facet of the TRT to ensure that the terminology reflects current usage and concepts.  To get your research off to a quick start, TRB’s Snap Searches provide a succinct summary of activities in TRB on a given topic. A new Snap Search on Passenger Transportation is now available. This Summary Last Modified On: 7/21/2021 Software transportes 3000

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    Trucking not to blame for Quebec fuel shortages

    A perfect storm, combining the summer vacation period, a lift of travel restrictions and a shortage of truck drivers, could explain the fuel supply problems that some regions of Quebec are currently experiencing, particularly the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions. The trucking industry has been singled out as a cause of the shortages. However, several factors are involved and the service disruptions in certain regions affect the entire supply chain, says the Quebec Trucking Association (ACQ). The situation can be explained by an increase in the demand for gasoline during summer vacations. “Certainly, the industry is short of drivers, but that doesn’t explain everything,” said Marc Cadieux, president and CEO of…

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    OPP lays 403 charges against commercial drivers

    The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid more than 3,000 charges last week as officers joined North American road safety partners for Operation Safe Driver.                                           The annual, week-long enforcement and education campaign focused on commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers who failed to share the road safely and engaged in risky driving behaviours.   (Photo: Files) A total of 2,927charges were laid against non-commercial drivers, with the balance of the traffic-related offences – 403 – committed by commercial drivers.  Among commercial drivers, speeding accounted for 101 charges. Ninety-five offences were related to document non-compliance, with 50 seat belt, 39 speed limiter, 38 defective equipment and 13 distracted driving offences receiving OPP attention.…

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    TR News 333 May-June 2021 issue available in full online

    The May – June 2021 issue of TR News—with a cover feature on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the transportation profession—is available in full online. Other articles in the issue highlight TRB’s initiatives addressing DE&I, along with programs within the larger transportation community, from the federal government to states to universities. This is Issue 333. To subscribe to TR News, sign up through MyTRB.org. Subscription rates include postage. Subscribe based on if your mailing address is outside North America or in North America. This Summary Last Modified On: 7/20/2021 Software transportes 3000

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    2022 Annual Meeting: Annual Meeting Paper Submission Update: Helpdesk and Online Resources

    Please be advised that the TRB helpdesk will not be open the weekend of the August 1st submission deadline, July 31 and August 1. One new and important submission requirement for this year is that the submission site will only accept PDFs as the format for manuscripts. Other manuscript formats will not be accepted. For other frequently asked questions and instructions, please visit our annual meeting resource page.   If you cannot find an answer to your question on one of our resource pages, please send it to trr@nas.edu and our editorial office will try to respond as quickly as possible. However, please expect delays as we approach the August…