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NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Trucking companies need to “look beyond the hood” when cultivating a workforce, monitoring on the road ahead for issues that will shape their businesses in years to come, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said here.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found people are near evenly split on the subject of raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure projects, with a slight majority supporting the idea.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The freight market is booming, but carriers — and the trucking industry as a whole — will suffer unless companies can find enough drivers, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Executives from the commercial and passenger transportation industries will have an opportunity to recommend policy directives to federal officials during a forum the U.S. Department of Transportation will host March 1.

Trucking technology supplier Omnitracs has hired industry veteran Ray Greer as its new CEO.

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Cargo thefts in the United States dropped 15% last year to 649 incidents while the average value per theft stayed virtually unchanged at about $146,000, according to the SensiGuard Supply Chain Intelligence Center’s Cargo Theft Annual Report.

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Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Feb. 21 after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return.

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