President Donald Trump was in Harrisburg, PA on October 11 to address representatives of independent family owned trucking companies. His objective is to abolish the estate tax, otherwise known as the death tax. The family owned business owners expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of ending the tax. They said they would be able to reinvest the monies back in the company to grow their businesses. The President praised the trucking industry, stressing how important they are to the American economy.
source: transport topics
Amazon, the e-commerce giant, will hire more than 30,000 part-time workers over the next year to staff its growing network of warehouses. About 5000 of the jobs will be at-home customer service reps. Amazon had nearly 350,000 full and part-time workers at the end of 2016. That number was up 48% from the previous year.
source:bloomberg news/transport topics
Hawaii signed legislation in 2012 to become the 50th and final state to enact the “Move Over” law. The law is designed to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that only 71% of the public are aware of this law.
Traffic related incidents are the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. The NHTSA is actively working to increase awareness of the “Move Over” law. The campaign will be in print and on social media.
Some of the tag lines are: Remember, if you see flashing lights on the side of the road…Move Over. It’s not just a courtesy to emergency personnel…it’s the law!
When fans in the arena or at home watch the NCAA men’s and women’s Final Four, they will not be aware of the critical role of trucking in making the events happen.
The basketball courts are trucked to the destinations of the championships. The men will be playing in Phoenix and the women in Dallas. Doug Andrus Distributing hauled the floors from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Multiple trucks were used to haul the floors. Each floor has between 50-100 pallets weighing between 1800-2000 lbs. All the pallets are labeled and go into a specific spot. They are unloaded and put together like big jigsaw puzzle.
Once the tournament ends, the floors will be trucked back to Idaho, and the winning schools will be given the opportunity to purchase the floors at a discount.