Category Archives: Freight Trucking

What is the Training Process?

What is the training process? What are the major steps that are critical to completing the full training management lifecycle? Knowing that training is a process is the first lesson. In the generic sense, “a process is a collection of interrelated..

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers | Bureau of Transportation Statistics

BTS Statistics Release: September 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.6 percent in September from August, falling for the..

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$850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants

USDOT Requests Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants Second Call for Submissions Follows High-Demand for Inaugural FASTLANE Grants WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is..

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Truck Driver Training & Job Categories

Truck Drivers Job Categories Whether your company is training truck owner operators/owner driver, or company drivers, your truck drivers will be required to complete government highway safety and compliance training. Truck drivers fulfill critical transportation services to communities around the globe by transporting goods and materials..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN?

WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN? Human factors and ergonomics is the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments, describing the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. To assess the..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. – TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers   All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects FAST Act Increases TIFIA Program Flexibility  WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country..

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US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding

WASHINGTON – US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the..

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Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Options for More Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced President Obama’s $98.1 billion Fiscal Year 2017..

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What are LearnBots?

By JAMES J. GOLDSMITH, Training Industry’s eZine When one hears the word “robot,” the reaction frequently is one of either concern or amusement – concern because of movies like “The Terminator” and “I, Robot,” where machines decide it’s time for..

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BTS Statistics Release: November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index

BTS 03-16 Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:30 a.m. EST The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry,..

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BTS Statistics Release: October 2015 North American Freight Numbers

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $96.6 billion in October 2015 as all modes of transportation carried a lower total value of freight than a year earlier, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of..

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Why Use a Training Management System for Hazmat Training?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), most transportation incidents involving hazardous materials /dangerous goods are caused by human errors. Training is the best way of preventing hazardous materials incidents. Using a robust..

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What is an LMS?

What is an LMS? A learning management system (LMS) is a software application designed for the delivery of electronic educational technology (e-learning) courses or training programs. They are used primarily by colleges, universities, school districts, and schools use LMSs to deliver..

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LabelMaster’s Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dangerous Goods

Did you know that perfumes, nail polish and adhesives are considered “dangerous goods?” Almost every industry involved in any type of manufacturing and distribution transports materials classified by government agencies as hazardous. Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous..

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FMCSA Final Rule to Protect Truck Drivers Against Coercion

FMCSA Final Rule to Protect Truck Drivers Against Coercion Article Courtesy of Trucking New, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today said a Final Rule to protect truck and bus drivers from being forced to violate federal..

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Passenger Airline Employment Data – September 2015

BTS 52-15 Monday, November 23, 2015 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568  Passenger Airline Employment Data – September 2015 – U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in September 2015 than in September 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau..

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What Are the Most Common Hazmat Transportation Mistakes?

What Are the Most Common Hazmat Transportation Mistakes? The DOT has identified human error as a contributing cause for most hazmat transportation incidents. (U.S. Department of Transportation. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.) As outlined by the DOT, these human errors..

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What is a Training Management Professional Certification?

The Value of Training Management Professionals There are many specialized roles within the training environment and the individuals that fill these roles bring tremendous value to companies by improving their employees hard and soft skills. Training management professionals play a..

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