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Mar 12, 2013


* California - American officials warn wait times could climb

(Photo: QMI Agency: Blue Water Bridge, Canada/USA)
CAL,USA -The Sarnia Observer, by Paul Morden -March 7, 2013: -- U.S. officials are warning delays as long as several hours could be possible at border crossings because of budget cuts... Overtime at U.S. Customs and Border Protection has already been reduced because of mandatory spending cuts required by the “sequester” that came into force March 1 when politicians in Washington failed to reach a compromise... Wait times could double during peak times at crossing, “leading to potential gridlock effects during the heightened travel season,” David Aguilar, department deputy commissioner, has told representatives of the trade and travel industry... Furloughs of U.S. border staff could begin in mid-April... But, it wasn’t that long ago that the U.S. didn’t have enough staff manning its border, Bradley added... If the sequester cuts cause a return to those conditions, “that would really set us back” and lead to “just incalculable costs,” he said...

* Utah - World’s largest reefer carrier joins forces with Trucking industry’s prominent recruiting site

Salt Lake City,UT,USA -PRWEB -March 12, 2013: -- Since 1920, C.R. England has partnered with their drivers to help them meet their immediate professional needs and shape their multi-faceted career paths driving long into the future. Now in 2013, with a national truck driver shortage challenging any company in need of qualified drivers, C.R. England has joined one of the industry’s primary recruiting sources: ... What the trucking company offers all of their drivers, differentiating themselves between companies simply hiring employees to fill a job and distinguishing themselves as team of individuals investing in each other, while building their own futures and careers. From excellent training, to the industry’s most competitive pay and graduating pay scales, to driving top of-the-line equipment, to strong driver support programs, to mileage, safety and fuel saving bonus programs and safe driving awards, to vacation pay, to health benefits and insurance, to 401K retirement programs to the most liberal family rider policy in the industry, C.R England pretty much has everything that a truck driver could hope for. Not to mention that they are also a family oriented business going the extra mile to ensure regular and frequent home time, perhaps the single most important thing to today’s generation of truck drivers...

* DC - FED reports trucking industry began year at "moderate" growth pace

Washington,DC,USA -Emerald Technology Patners -11 March 2013: -- The U.S. economy started the year “expanding at a modest to moderate pace,” and transportation and trucking activity were mixed as tonnage increased, the Federal Reserve said... One industry analyst noted that truck tonnage strengthened substantially in December and January, although contacts in several areas reported a shortage of skilled workers, including truck drivers... Activity increased in the Atlanta district, as port contacts continued to invest in infrastructure and equipment improvements. Kansas City transportation activity was flat, while Dallas reported declines in intermodal and air cargo shipments... One trucking company in the Minneapolis region noted an upturn due to increased e-commerce traffic, while a trucking broker in the region announced plans to expand in Minnesota and add 500 more staff in the next several years...



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