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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 relationships in the industry — Julie can customize cost-effective solutions for any truckload shipping need.

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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 trends indicate the shortage could greatly worsen in the next decade.

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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 increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. The list of priorities includes airport surface operation, bus safety, fire safety, general aviation safety, pipeline safety, and positive train control. Those priorities directed towards trucking include the elimination of driving distractions, infrastructure, substance-impaired driving, and collision avoidance.

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Crackdown on Fraudulent Medical Certifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced law enforcement officers will be conducting random verifications of driver medical examiner certificates. Officers and agency auditors have been calling medical offices to verify the medical qualifications of commercial drivers. This is part of an effort to crackdown on drivers with fraudulent medical certifications.

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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.

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