There are factories that are not close to railroad branches but still need to get their products to market. With the decline of railroads, trucks together with air transport have become the primary way to move products. With the expansion of the interstate highway system in the 1950s, trucks gained a longer reach. The numerous factories, franchise stores and bustling real estate are among the main clients of trucking in California.
In 2007, about 12.9 trillion tons of freight were moved by truck. There are about 360,000 trucking companies in the U.S. Most trucks that are used for moving long-haul freight fall under the Class 8 that weight more than 33,000 pounds.
There are several distinct types of trucking positions, each with its own challenges. Heavy trucking might probably be the most common type in the trucking industry. The drivers operating heavy trucks along these routes are called long haul truckers. Heavy truck deliveries must be made on a deadline. Delivery trucks usually involve set routes within a local region and move goods from distribution centers to various destinations, which may include retail stores, businesses or homes. Drivers may have to load and unload hundreds of items each day. Often, specialized trucking usually require more paper work due to the hazards included in it.Hazardous material drivers must be be able to deal with accidents or spills quickly and correctly. As with delivery trucking, the driver of a route truck has a set path that is driven each day, and must deliver a multitude of goods within a local area.
Should you have plans of moving or delivering some goods for your business, there are some tips to consider. You can browse moving information, moving companies, make notes, rate movers and much more directly from your phone or computer at any place that is convenient for you. You will need an inventory when hiring movers in order to tell them exactly what you have for shipping.
In order to estimate moving costs the best option is to get a quote. When hiring a mover one of the main factors for taking a decision is the cost that may occur. Consult the Internet in order to find the right trucking company in your area, in which a little background Internet research will reveal whether or not the trucking company you intend choosing has a good reputation or not.
A judge has given final approval to Pilot Flying J s class-action settlement agreement 1with trucking companies who sued the fuel provider and truck stop chain over alleged rebate withholding fraud. Pilot will be paying out about $72 million to roughly 5,500 class members all of them trucking companies.
Judge James Moody in a U.S. District Court in Little Rock, Ark., granted final approval for the settlement at a hearing Monday, Nov. 25.
Per the terms of the settlement, Pilot will be paying 100 percent of discounts gone unpaid, along with 6 percent interest. The company will also be paying class members costs of internal audits and court fees and expenses.
In a document filed last week asking the court for final approval, Pilot says no written objections to the settlement were filed. As of Friday, Nov. 22, 146 members had opted out of the settlement, either to file a separate lawsuit or pursue other action. However, when treating affiliated companies as single entities, Pilot says, the number of opt-outs is 60.
According to a court petition filed by Pilot earlier this month2, the settlement runs about $72 million, awarding $55 million in owed fuel rebates, $4.1 million in interest, $3.5 million for auditing costs and up to $14 million in attorney s fees.
Pilot reached the settlement in the Arkansas court in July. The company s Knoxville headquarters were raided in April3 by federal agents, and an affidavit unsealed the same week showed the company was being investigated for fraud allegations stemming from withholding millions of dollars in fuel rebates from trucking company customers who had contracts with the company regarding diesel sales.
CEO Jimmy Haslam says he was not aware the scheme occurred and has taken steps to prevent the alleged fraud from occurring again.
- ^ class-action settlement agreement (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ filed by Pilot earlier this month (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ company s Knoxville headquarters were raided in April (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ pleaded guilty to fraud allegations. (www.overdriveonline.com)
- ^ Click here to see all of Overdrive s coverage of the Pilot allegations, lawsuits and settlement. (www.overdriveonline.com)
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In a recent announcement untold numbers of people are probably face-palming when it comes to how ancient peoples could have transported some megalithic stones.
China s Forbidden City Built with Giant Sliding Stones
By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor, November 04, 2013
The Forbidden City, the palace once home to the emperors of China, was built by workers sliding giant stones for miles on slippery paths of wet ice, researchers have found.
Many of the largest building blocks of the Forbidden City came from a quarry about 43 miles (70 kilometers) away from the site. People in China had been using the spoked wheel since about 1500 B.C., so it was commonly thought that such colossal stones would ve been transported on wheels,
However, Jiang Li, an engineer at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, translated a 500-year-old document, which revealed that an especially large stone measuring 31 feet (9.5 meters) long and weighing about 135 tons (123 metric tons) was slid over ice to the Forbidden City on a sledge hauled by a team of men over 28 days in the winter of 1557. This finding supported previously discovered clues suggesting that sleds helped to build the imperial palace.
The ancient document Li translated revealed that workers dug wells every 1,600 feet (500 meters) or so to get water to pour on the ice to lubricate it. This made the ice even more slippery and, therefore, easier upon which to slide rocks.
Of course this doesn t do the Egyptians a whole lot of good, but when it comes to structures further north, well it does make some people s lives easier if they think of it. It s not like it takes much more technology than the bucket.
“One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything” William of Occam
November 4, 2013
Urine testing is inadequate to determine drug use, according to a U.S. Congressman and Senator who have introduced ‘The Drug Free Commercial Trucking Act of 2013′ companion bills which would allow the random testing of hair follicles for commercial truck drivers.
Senators Mark Pryor (D. AR) and John Boozman (R. AR) introduced S. 1625, “to recognize hair as an alternative specimen for pre-employment and random controlled substances testing of commercial motor vehicle drivers and for other purposes.”
The bill, introduced on October 30, was referred to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The two Senators claim that they will “improve the safety of Arkansas’s roads and highways by eliminating a hurdle in the commercial trucking industry’s pre-employment drug screening process.”
Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas introduced a complementary bill, H.R. 3403, in the House of Representatives. Information can be found at thomas.loc.gov.
If passed, the bill will “allow motor carriers to use hair testing as a method of detecting the use of controlled substances by operators of commercial motor vehicles, and for other purposes.” The four Cosponsors are Reps Tom Cotton, Tim Griffin, Reid Ribble, and Steve Womack.
Senator Pryor’s press release stated, in part, “Under current procedures…
Payback for speaking out?
President approves Dept. of Transportation proposal to counter anti-Obama Trucker protest Friday, October 11?
So was the truckers protest a hoax as many suggested to implement yet another bill for enslavement and control? Are events being staged in order to create Acts that could not otherwise be introduced?
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Long before they were all the rage across the U.S., food trucks were a staple of the Rutgers University dining scene. They remain a popular part of the university s landscape, and on any given day (or night), students, faculty, staff and visitors can pick up $6 or $7 sandwiches packed with mozzarella sticks, french fries, chicken nuggets, bacon or onion rings (or all of the above!). The sandwiches have names like Fat Cat, Fat Russian, and of course the Fat Mom and Fat Dad.
The Grease Trucks parked on campus in the 1980s on College Avenue, and were originally open 24 hours a day. A closing time of 3 a.m. became standard in 1996, to coincide with the times bars were closing.
The sandwiches themselves originated in the 70s, when a local restaurant started selling the Fat Cat, which consisted of two cheeseburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a bun.
The Fat Cat still exists today, along with so many more! Many sandwiches are created from customer suggestions, and fat sandwiches are now available at a number of New Brunswick food establishments.
For many students, the food trucks, also lovingly known as the Grease Trucks, offer a fun, albeit less healthy, alternative to dining hall fare. My friend Simone Shopowich said she s eaten at the Grease Trucks once, and was a fan of the mushroom omelette on a hard roll.
I was looking for options other than the fat sandwiches, and the mushrooms omelette turned out to be a good breakfast choice, Shopowich said.
In the spring of 2013, the Grease Trucks had to pack up and move locations because of redevelopment on College Avenue, and they are now located on Senior Street, between Alexander Library and the Army ROTC building. Other locations include George Street and various spots on the Cook/Douglass campus.
Overall, students acknowledge that the sandwiches are not gourmet, but what the trucks may lack in that department, they more than compensate for in terms of convenience and tastiness. In the college world, an early bedtime is 1 a.m., and food is always a necessary accompaniment to late-night study sessions. The trucks are great for a late-night snack, long after the dining halls close.
While one student guesses that the sandwiches must average at least 1,800 calories, another student applauded the food truck sandwiches tendency to bring instant gratification to students.
The sandwiches are good for short-term happiness, said Rutgers sophomore Ashley Kravitz.
The food trucks aren t just for the campus carnivores! After trying a few vegetarian options, including The Sythe Sandwich (veggies, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato), Rutgers sophomore Adina Kramer concluded that the fries remained her favorite meat-free choice.
The food trucks are also known for their Fat Sandwich Challenge, where individuals with big appetites can get a sandwich named after them if they can consume five fat sandwiches in 45 minutes or less. When I asked sophomore Miguel Colombani what his strategy would be for taking on this challenge, he said, I d probably starve myself for two days beforehand. If Colombani came out victorious, his own sandwich, he said, would include bacon, cheesesteak, mozzarella sticks and french fries.
Fat sandwiches are by no means the only game in town for the trucks. Options also include eggs, falafel, hot dogs, gyros and kebabs.
Love em or loathe em the food trucks are legendary at Rutgers, and sure to remain a signature part of campus life for years to come.
Sabrina Szteinbaum, Editorial Intern, is a sophomore at Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies, but that s just the basics! She is a Jersey-born, city-loving foodie who can be found running around New York City in search of the best cupcake, cookie, piece of cake, etc. to write about on her baking blog. Sabrina has been baking since age 12, and has been documenting her confections at The Sugarcoated Life 1 since August 2012. At Rutgers, Sabrina works as a correspondent for The Daily Targum. Her love of journalism has landed her the roles of newscaster and assistant news director on WRSU, one of Rutgers radio stations.
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9 Trucks Trailing at Chestnut Ave on 25 Mar 2012We went swimming and mudding!! A few of us went fully submerged (again) Mud and water is really something essential in every trail… without mud and water, trails wouldn’t be as fun.
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