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Roadcheck 2015 Yields Historically Low Out-Of-Service Rate

Each June the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance holds a 72 hour enforcement and safety outreach event across the U.S. Approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspecto...
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Federal Appeals Court Denies Request To Postpone Bond Enforcement

A federal appeals court denied a request to postpone enforcement of a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules that would increase to $75,000 from $10,000 the minimum amount of a surety bond ...
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Cargo Theft Up 5% Over Last Quarter

Cargo thefts in the U.S. have increased by 5 percent and the average loss value has increased by 9 percent during the past three months, according to FreightWatch International data.According to the m...
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US Employers Hiring Less Than Expected

U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs in August and many fewer in July than previously thought. The Labor Department recently said that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly f...
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Trucks Transported 60.8% Of Freight Between U.S. And NAFTA Partners

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation released May North American Free Trade Agreement freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.8% of the $98.6 billion...
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FMCSA Feeling Pressure To Increase Minimum Requirements

There is increasing pressure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from trial attorneys and large trucking companies to increase the minimum insurance requirements for cargo truck...
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According To Survey Road Conditions Have Improved

According to the Reason Foundation’s Annual Report, road conditions across the country have generally improved in 11 categories including pavement condition, urban traffic congestion and deficient bri...
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New Hours Of Service Rule Enforcement Begins July 1

Hours of Service changes announced on December 2011 are scheduled to go into effect on July 1. This is the date when the FMCSA will begin enforcing the new regulations for all commercial vehicles that...
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Missouri Transportation Commission Proposes 1-cent Sales Tax

The Missouri Transportation commission recently proposed a 1-cent sale tax to fund such projects as roads, bridges, and other infrastructure needs. The proposed sales tax would last 10 years and raise...
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Substantial Progress Made to Reduce Highway Crashes

There has been substantive progress on more than half of 20 critical steps necessary to further reduce highway crashes, according to a new progress report released by American Trucking Associations on...
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All America Transportation Hires New Sales Manager

We are excited to welcome our new Sales Manager, Julie Yoder, to the All America team! Julie has over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry. With her expertise and long-term relationsh...
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Driver Shortage Could Worsen in Next Decade

The American Trucking Association recently announced the conclusion of its study on the shortage of truck drivers. The study showed the current shortage is brief and limited primarily to truckload but...
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The NTSB 2013 Top 10 Safety List

The National Safe Transportation Safety Board recently released its “Top 10” Safety Transportation priorities for 2013. This “Top 10” List represents the NTSB’s advocacy priorities. It is designed to ...
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Crackdown on Fraudulent Medical Certifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced law enforcement officers will be conducting random verification of driver medical examiner certificates. Officers and agency auditors...
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Short Term Outlook on Fuel Prices

The Energy Information Agency, part of the Department of Energy has released its short term outlook and the highlights are shown below.U.S. regular gasoline retail prices began October 2012 at $3.80 p...
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Logistics Job Opportunities Continue to Increase

According to a recent study by the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, US Companies are expected to create more than 1 million logistics jobs in the next 4 years. However, the study also shows...
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Trucking Capacity Still Impacted From Recession

Trucking capacity was impacted by the recession of 2009 but exactly how much ? According to SI consulting group truckload capacity was lessened by at least 20% and this percent never re-entered the ma...
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All America Named One Of The Area’s Top 20 Businesses Employing Under 20 Employees

All America Transportation Inc was recently named by the St Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the area’s Top 20 Businesses employing under twenty employees. Lianne Reizer owner and president of A...
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Diesel Fuel Prices Reach Highest Level in 4 Years

The Department of Energy reported the retail average price for diesel gas rose to its highest level in four years. Last week’s average price for diesel fuel was $4.15 per gallon. This was the highest ...
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Trucking Continues to be Among Most Dangerous Professions

The trucking industry continues to be among the most dangerous professions in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau reported work related deaths totaled 474 in 2011...
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Broker Bond Revision October 2013 - Diesel Fuel Pricing Drops

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to implement the Map-21 Act. This act otherwise known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act allows the FMCSA to begin i...
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Retail Sales Increase in August And Housing Report Shows Strength

Retail sales in the United States jumped by the most in six months according to the Commerce Department. This increase has helped ease the concern about a larger pullback in the economy.Retail sales r...
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Proposed Changes to Twic Enrollment Process

A bill recently passed by the Homeland Security Committee is hoping to make the enrollment process for Transportation Worker Indentification Credential easier for drivers.Overall the TWIC has enrolled...
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Gasoline And Diesel Prices Continue to Rise

U.S. retail diesel prices rose 5.4 cents last week . Retail prices for diesel rose to $3.85 per gallon. For diesel it was the fifth consecutive week of increased totaling 20.2 cents according to the D...
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Immediate And Long Term Effects of Summer Drought

This year’s summer drought is having immediate and long term effects on a variety of things including farmers, transportation, and consumers.The summer drought has devastated both farmers and livestoc...
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Retail Sales Drop in June

The Commerce Department reported last week that retail sales fell in June for the third consecutive month. June sales dropped 0.5% followed a 0.2% drop in May and a .05% in April. A three month declin...
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Manufacturing Grows at a Slower Pace in May

Manufacturing in the United States grew at a slower pace in May than it did in the previous month. Manufacturers slowed production and reduced inventories as a result of the weak global economy partic...
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Freight Volume Down in June - Unemployment Unchanged

According to the latest Cass Freight Index, freight volumes decreased in the month of June. Shipments carried by trucks, rail, barges, and air freight dropped 1.3% from same month in 2011.Rosalyn Wils...
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US Factories Receive More Orders in May

U.S. factories received more orders from companies in May than in April. Orders included computers, machinery, and other equipment. This increase follows two straight months of decline. Factory orders...
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Trucking Capacity Remains a Top Concern For Shippers

If you are a shipper, you have probably heard the phrase”Tight Capacity” over and over for the last several years. Those of us in the truckload transportation industry have been bracing ourselvers for...
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House And Congress Agree on Transportation Bill

The House and Congress reached an agreement on a 27 month transportation bill which President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday 7/6/12. The bill extends transportation spending through September ...
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Truck Tonnage Falls in May

The American Trucking Association recently reported the For Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell in May for the second straight month. After falling 1.2 percent in April the index fell to 0.7 percent in May....
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Highway Fatalities Decrease

The National Highway Traffic Administration recently announced highway deaths are at their lowest levels since the federal government started keeping records. The NHTSA announced highway deaths have d...
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CSA Program Suffering Growing Pains

The CSA Program was launched in 2011 under much scrutiny and controversy. A year later the program is suffering growing pains and remains a work in progress.The Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) ...
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Slow But Continued Growth in Freight Market

The Cass Freight Index showed continued freight market growth in the month of April. On a month to month basis North American freight volumes rose 1.9 percent from March. This pace is lower that than ...
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Missouri Traffic Fatalities Continue to Decrease

Traffic fatalities in the state of Missouri have dropped for the 6th straight year, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. In 2011 Missouri traffic fatalities totaled 784 as compared ...
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TIA Introduces Steps to Decrease Broker Liability

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has taken steps to reduce brokers liability in accident cases. At their annual meeting last month the TIA proposed a few ideas to help its effort. These i...
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Over The Road Trucking Remains Mode of Choice For Shippers

According to the 2012 edition of “American Trucking Trends” published by the American Trucking Association, trucking continues to be the dominant mode of transportation, with the industry hauling 67% ...
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Early Harvests Mean Early Freight Rate Hikes

With unseasonably warm temperatures early this year, produce season has spurred tight capacity at least three weeks earlier than in 2011. Harvests are expected to be plentiful this year and produce se...
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Carriers Using Freight Brokers Increases

A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners showed a higher percentage of trucking companies were using freight brokers. According to the survey approximately 33% of trucking companies used freigh...
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US Manufacturing Leads to Rise in Truck Tonnage

APRIL 11, 2012February truck tonnage rose 5.5% from a year earlier according to the American Trucking Associations. This continued a pattern of grown that began late in 2009. Most of this increase can...
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90 Day Highway Bill Extension Passed by Congress, Signed by Obama

On Friday, March 30, President Obama signed a 90 day Highway Bill Extension for federal transportation funding, avoiding a shut-down of public transit systems and highway safety and construction progr...
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House of Representatives Delays Transport Bill

The bill to raise the broker bond requirement to $100,000 has been postponed. This delays a five-year $260 million transportation bill proposed in the House of Representatives. The American Energy and...
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For-hire Truck Tonnage Sees Biggest Spike Since 1998

Truck tonnage in 2011 saw the biggest spike since 1998, as reported by the American Trucking Association’s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Year-over-year tonnage rose 10.5%. December’s tonnage was 6.8% ...
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Rising Gas Prices Could Hamper Recovering Economy

Gasoline prices have never been higher at this time of the year.At $3.53 a gallon nationally, prices are already up 25 cents since Jan. 1. And experts say they could reach a record $4.25 a gallon by l...
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Truck Capacity Remained Tight Through 2011

The good news for the transportation industry was that freight volumes increased in 2011. The bad news for shippers….truck capacity remained tight throughout 2011. According to industry analyst Donald...
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North American Freight Index Records Highest December Freight Volumes Since 2005

TransCore announced that its North American Freight Index http://www.transcorefreightsolutions.com/ in December climbed 11 percent compared to December 2010 on the spot market, marking the second high...
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All America Transportation, Inc. Becomes SBA Certified EDWOSB

All America Transportation, Inc. is proud to announce they are now certified by the SBA as an EDWOSB. The SBA implemented two new certifications in February 2011, WOSB (Woman-Owned Small Business) and...
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All America Transportation, Inc. Becomes US EPA Smartway Transport Partner

All America Transportation Inc. announced that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Smartway Transport Partner. Launched in 2004, SmartWay is an EPA program that helps fre...
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The Impact of CSA 2010

The FMCSA’s launch in December 2010 of the new Compliance, Safety, and Accountability Framework had many carriers running scared. Experts were warning that the new system could put thousands of carrie...
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New Session of Congress Faces Looming Transportation Deadlines

After an extended holiday vacation, members of Congress return to a new session with looming Transportation deadlines. The first deadline, March 31, is the date the temporary extension for the latest ...
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Freight Shipments Fell 0.2 Percent in October From September

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2 percent in October from September, the first monthly decrease after four consecutive increases, according to the U.S. Dep...
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Commercial Drivers Prohibited From Using Hand Held Devices

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its final rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using handheld cell phones while operating their vehicle...
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Reinstated MC Numbers

In a time where frauds and scams become more prevalent, there is an increase in the number of older MC numbers being reinstated. While the reinstatement of MC numbers is not necessarily fraudulent, it...
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Driver Shortage Worsens

As freight demand grows, industry officials including fleets, brokers, and driver training schools have reported the drivers shortage is becoming increasingly worse.View All News Articles
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Manufacturing And Construction Strong in August

Recently released economic reports show manufacturing and construction activity showed signs of strength for the month of August.The Commerce Department reported construction spending rose 1.4% in the...
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Trucking Tonnage as an Economic Indicator

According to Thom Albrecht, BB&T Capital Markets as reported on September 28, 2011, truck tonnage has grown year-over-year for 21 consecutive months, including a 9.2% growth in August. According t...
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Improving Shipper-transportation Provider Partnerships

As today’s truckload rates and competition for trucks continue to rise, there a few things that can be done to establish good partnership between the shipper and transportation provider. Some items th...
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Truckload Rates Continue to Rise

According to a recent survey conducted by Transport Capital Partners, truckload rates are accelerating as large and small trucking companies raise pricing to shippers. The percentage of the trucking c...
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Average Prices For Trucking Services Increases

Average prices for all trucking services increased .09% for the month of May 2011. This was the 10th consecutive month prices have increased. Year over year truckload and LTL prices have increased 4.5...
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Economic Growth Forecast Lowered

Federal Reserve officials lowered their forecasts for growth this year and next. Officials say the U.S. economy growing at a moderate pace, somewhat more slowly than previously projected.According to ...
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Still Tighter Capacity Expected in The Truckload Market

According to a recent survey by Wolfe Trahan, shippers expect truckload capacity to tighten even further over the next year. Shippers believe LTL capacity will be more stable. The survey found that 77...
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Tightening Capacity, Rising Costs Affecting Truckload Pricing

In the world of shipping, Truckload carriers are reporting the largest rate increases, according to an article published in The Journal of Commerce. Spot market and broker rates are leading contract t...
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US Truck Tonnage Rises For 16th Consecutive Month

The America Trucking Association reported truck tonnage increased approximately 6.3% in March. This marked the 16th consecutive year over year increase in the U.S. Additionally tonnage if the first qu...
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Oil Consumption by The Numbers

As fuel prices continue to rise (average per gallon price of diesel $4.078, higest in 12 years), it may be interesting to take a look at some facts regarding oil consumption. See below.Oil Consumption...
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Spot Truckload Volume Surges as Capacity Slides

According to the TransCore North American Freight Index, freight volumes rose 38% in February 2011 from January 2011, and 65% from a year earlier. February’s volume levels were the highest for that mo...
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Truckload Freight Capacity Increases by 4 Percent

Nationwide truckload capacity increased by 4% during the week of March 12 according to Trans Core’s Dat Network. Also according to the DAT network truck postings increased compared to the previous wee...
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Retail Sales Increased in February

U.S. retail sales increased in February; the biggest gain four months.View All News Articles
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Legislation Introduced to Study Truck Detention Time

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) recently introduced a bill in the House of Representatives which, if passed, would require the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to study the amount of time truck drivers are for...
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CTB Certification

All America Transportation Inc. is proud to announce company Vice President Scott Parkinson has been designated “Certified Transportation Broker” by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)...
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Trucking Rates Rising

Trucking firms could see their biggest rate increases in years in 2011, and coupled with rising equipment and fuel prices, end products’ costs could increase accordingly, USA Today reported Monday.An ...
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Transcore’s Weekly Dry Van Rate Index Shows Increase

According to the TransCore Truckload Rate Index, in the week ending February 4, dry van rates increased 1.1% nationwide. Example lanes showing an increase include Chicago IL to Los Angeles, CA, up 5 c...
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The National Average Diesel Fuel Prices Increases Again

This week’s national average price of diesel fuel increased as did the prices in all regions as well. The current national average for a gallon of diesel is $3.534, an increase of 0.021¢ from last wee...
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Truck Tonnage Increases 2.2 Percent

The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in December after falling a revised 0.6 percent in November. The latest improvem...
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Cargo Theft Increases in 2010

Freight Watch International, the leading global logistics security provider, recently released it’s Bi-Annual Cargo Theft Report. Although the thefts vary between commodities and groups, cargo theft w...
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Avoiding Detention Issues

Driver detention is something most carrier, brokers, and shippers have had to deal with at least a few times. Detention is becoming a bigger issue due to the “hours of service” regulations that are cu...
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Proposed Rule on Hours of Service Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) recently issued a regulatory proposal that would revise the hour of service requirements for commercial truck drivers.The current 34-hour restar...
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Trucking Bankruptcies Still a Factor For Truckload Capacity

The rate of trucking bankruptcies is declining. Trucking bankruptcies fell 18.5% in the third quarter of 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009, to 330 closings, taking an estimated 10,685 trucks...
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Carrier Executives Predict Freight Capacity Will Tighten

Michael White, North American president of Maersk Line, Norfolk, VA recently predicted that in the private sector, the shortage of international cargo containers that developed early in 2010 will repe...
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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Down 52 Percent

Accidents involving commercial vehicles have dropped approximatley 52% since 2005. In 2005 there were 173 fatal crashes compared to 88 fatal crashes in 2009. Disabling injury crashes also fell 31% fro...
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Filing a Claim

More often than not, shipments are made everyday and delivered without damage. However, there are instances when damage may occur with a particular shipment. In such instances a few things should be f...
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September 2010 Freight Levels Highest Since 2005

TransCore’s North American Freight Index measured a whopping 65% increase in spot market freight availability for September, 2010, compared to the previous year. September’s spot freight reached the h...
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Bill of Lading

The bill of lading initiates the shipment and is the most important single document of the shipping process. It performs two key functions. First, it serves as the contract of carriage. By accepting t...
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August Spot Market Truck Freight Highest Since 2005

The TransCore North American Freight Index was at its highest level for the month of August, 2010, since 2005. Spot market freight availability in August increased 75 percent over August 2009.

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CSA 2010

The CSA program previously delayed begins trucking safety evaluations Nov 30 2010. The new program presents freight brokers with some interesting challenges. Brokers who fail to obtain carrier CSA 201...
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Trucking Analysts Warn Shippers of Impending Price Increases

Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Managing Partner Lana Batts indicates that pricing increases in the truckload sector are almost iminent this year. In an interview with Logistics Management, Batts com...
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Diesel Climbs Above $3 Per Gallon

For the first time in 17 months the average price of diesel exceeded the $3 per gallon mark. The average price of diesel last week rose to $3.015 per gallon according to the Department of Energy.Also ...
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Freight Volumes Continue to Rise in The US

Industry trade groups are reporting a rebound in freight volumes for the first quarter of 2010. American Trucking Association Chief Economist Bob Costello stated, “I have every reason to believe our M...
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FMSCA Reports Delay in Start of CSA 2010 Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has pushed back the start of its new carrier safety monitoring system, CSA 2010, until late this year. Some portions of the program wi...
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FMCSA Issues New Rule For Repeat HOS Violators

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a rule Friday that will require carriers with repeat patterns of serious hours-of-service violations to use on-board recorders in all vehicles. T...
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All America Transportation, Inc. Becomes Supporting Member of The Owner-operator Independent Driver Association

All America Transportation, Inc. has become a supporting member of the OOIDA. The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association is the independent trade association representing the interests of indep...
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Manufacturing Index Expands For Eighth Month

The Institute for Supply Management reported Thursday that the U.S. manufacturing activity expanded for the eighth consecutive month in March. The rate of growth was the fastest since July 2004, with ...
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Lianne Reizer, President, All America Transportation Inc. Completes Fasttrac Growth Venture Training Program

Lianne Reizer, President of All America Transportation, Inc., completes the Kaufmann Foundation’s Fasttrac Growth Venture Training Program. Missouri DOT’s Office of External Civil Rights sponsored twe...
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Diesel Prices Rise Again

The Department of Energy reported the average retail price for diesel climbed for the 5th consecutive week. The average price for diesel increased 2.2 cents to $2.946.View All News Articles
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Truck Availability Tightening

A weekly index published by Internet Truckstop on March 4 indicates truckload demand had outpaced truckload capacity for the first time since September 2008. Freight executives and other industry expe...
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Highway Fatalities Drop

The number of highway fatalities fell 8.9% in 2009. The total number of 33,693 was the lowest since 1954 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Assocation.NHSTA estimated the overall fatalit...
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ATA Economist “Cautiously Optomistic”

The American Trucking Association’s seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index was up 3.5% for the first two months of 2010 over the same period last year. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello told ...
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Highway Bill Extension Signed

Obama signed a bill on March 18 2010 extending the Highway Trust Fund through the end of the year. The current authorization expired last September. Since then, highway and transit programs had been o...
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Diesel And Gasoline Prices Rise

The average price of diesel rose 2.9 cents last week in the US, the second consecutive increase, while gasoline also increased for the second week at 4.7 cents.The national average for both had fallen...
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Frauds & Scams

Two of the most common fraudulent activities in 2009 and continuing into 2010 are double brokering and identity theft. Double brokering for more money and not paying carriers was up 57% and identity t...
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ATA Supports ‘Jason’s Law'

The American Trucking Association has reaffirmed its support for legislation that would provide federal funding for commercial vehicle parking at rest areas.“Jason’s Law” was drafted after truck drive...
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DOT To Make Hazmat Changes

The Department of Transportation announced that it will drop some materials, including paint and diesel fuel, from the list of substances the agency considers dangerous enough to require hazmat motor carriers to file detailed security plans.

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ATA Opposes Proposed Hazmat Fee Increase

A proposed federal rule would triple to $3,000 the annual registration fee for large motor carriers who haul hazardous materials, but would maintain a $300 fee for small carriers. The American Truckin...
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0 Day Extension Approved For US Highway Program

Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) agreed last week to stop blocking the legislation that would extend the Federal Highway Program. The Senate approved the 30 day extension, allowing state transportation agen...
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CSA 2010 to Launch in July

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is planning to launch the program, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 in July of this year. CSA 2010 is the FMCSA’s new regime for rating carriers and d...
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US DOT’s FMCSA Forced to Furlough Many Employees

The Department of Transportation is furloughing nearly 2,000 employees without pay starting Monday March 1st and is temporarily shutting down highway reimbursements to states worth hundreds of million...
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Truck Tonnage Rises 5.7% in January 2010

The American Trucking Association reported that U.S. truck tonnage gained 5.7% over the same period in 2009. For 2009, the tonnage index was down 8.7%, slightly larger than a previously reported 8.3% ...
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Shippers Are Changing The Way They do Business to Cope With The Truck Shortage

Hopefully by now, most companies understand the severity of the current truck shortage, as well as the factors that have led up to it. Most of our shippers do understand, and have already begun taking...
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Factory Production Increases in January 2010

The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index was 58.4 in January, compared with 54.9 in December 2009. New orders jumped in January to the highest level since 2004. Current product...
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Shippers, Brokers Brace For Truck Shortage

A new trend has emerged in early 2010. Due to the large number of trucking company failures since the economic downturn, truck capacity has markedly decreased from that just a few months ago. Accordin...
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New Bridge Between US And Canada

The main border crossing from Michigan to Canada is the Ambassador Bridge, owned by Manuel Moroun, billionaire developer and trucking executive. The multibillion dollar proposed project, known as the ...
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DOT Proposes Drug Testing Changes

The US DOT has published a proposal that would make its workplace drug-testing program even stricter. Testing would include the drugs “ecstasy” and heroin. It would also lower the cutoff levels for am...
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December 2009 Trucking Index

According to industry reports, the average freight charge per shipment charged by U.S. trucking companies in December 2009 dropped 0.4% from November 2009. This occurred in spite of the fact that the ...
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Cargo Theft Increased in 2009

According to FreightWatch International cargo theft increased in 2009 compared to overall thefts in 2008. FreightWatch announced an average of 72 cargo thefts per month, 859 total cargo thefts, a 12% ...
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Industrial Production Rises

The Federal Reserve reported February 17th that the U.S. industrial production rose 0.9% in January.View All News Articles
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DOT Bans Commercial Drivers From Texting

Last week Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued a band forbidding commercial drivers for texting while driving their vehicles. “ I directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to use ...
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Trucking Company Fleet Failures Rise

A new Avondale Partners Report said trucking failures rose in the fourth quarter and will to continue to rise this year. The total number of failures reached 445 in the fourth quarter compared to 375 ...
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Department of Transportation (DOT) to Rewrite Hours of Service Rules

Due to unrelenting pressure from Trucking Organizations and Safety Advocates, the DOT has agreed to rewrite the Hours of Service Rules for truck drivers. The FMCSA, the agency within the DOT responsib...
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New York Thruway Toll Increase Effective January 4, 2010

Effective January 4, 2010, the New York Thruway Toll has increased 5% for truckers. The new toll for truckers traveling the distance on the Thruway is a whopping $110.05, making a round trip over $220...
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New Safety Program to Launch in Summer of 2010

According to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimate, fewer than 8% of carriers nationwide are audited each year. Under the new program titled CSA 2010, ALL carriers will be audited and...
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The New Unified Carrier Registration Agreement

The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement was enacted by Congress and is administered by participating states. Companies subject to this program must pay fees to travel into other states.Any motor ca...
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Why Choose All America Transportation

Monitored Freight Shipments

After regular business hours, All America Transportation, Inc. has a Transportation Professional on-call to handle any issues or concerns for our freight shipments. Call our toll-free number any time to reach the on-call designee.

Cargo Insurance Coverage

At All America Transportation, Inc., we go above and beyond federal insurance requirements. To give our clients extra assurance, all of our freight shipments are protected by a $100,000 Contingency Cargo Insurance Policy. This ensures an extra layer of protection for our clients and expert claims assistance in the rare event of cargo damage.

Direct Contact With Drivers

Our dispatchers communicate directly with the drivers providing all pickup and delivery information while allowing our staff to track every truck. This helps to eliminate driver calls to shippers and consignees for directions and times, keeping communication streamlined.