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eNews • October 2, 2015
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Increased safety record of trucking:

In 1991, there were 3.76 trucking related fatalities per 100 million miles traveled. In 2011, there were 1.66 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled – a decrease of 54 percent.

In 1991, there were 65.2 trucking related injuries per 100 million miles traveled. In 2011, there were 27.8 injuries per 100 million miles traveled – a decrease of 57 percent.

Source: “Heavier Semis: A Good Idea?” (funded by the soybean checkoff)

Ribble Introduces Safe Trucking Act

Ribble Introduces Safe Trucking Act

Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) recently introduced legislation designed to result in enhanced motorist safety, diminished wear and tear on our nation’s roads, reduced carbon emissions, and greater efficiency of transporting soybeans, grain, and other freight.

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Nation’s Rail Service Is Threatened as Deadline for Safety System Looms

Nation’s Rail Service Is Threatened as Deadline for Safety System Looms

Even after spending nearly $6 billion, the rail industry says it will not be able to meet its year-end government-imposed deadline to install a system known as positive train control, which is intended to prevent collisions or derailments caused by excessive speed.

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ATA: Truck technician shortage could threaten industry

ATA: Truck technician shortage could threaten industry

In addition to the much publicized lack of qualified truck drivers, the trucking industry is currently dealing with a “critical” shortage of skilled technicians and mechanics, according to American Trucking Associations CEO Bill Graves.

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Charleston Harbor project advances to make room for post-Panamax ships

Charleston Harbor project advances to make room for post-Panamax ships

The Charleston Harbor deepening project has received its Chief's Report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, marking the final substantive approval required for the project to advance through construction, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) officials recently announced.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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