The forest products value chain is critically dependent on trucks to move raw materials from the woods to the mill, and to the end consumer.
Our sector is facing challenges on two fronts: Inefficiencies in truck trip movements due to outdated gross vehicle weight restrictions and a shortage of qualified truck drivers.
Our proposed solutions fall into these two categories of truck weight reform and workforce development.
Why the Safe Routes Act and Dry Bulk Tolerance are critical to truck weight reform
Why the DRIVE-Safe Act matters and information on Women in Trucking
FRA shares an important video helping you improve Trucking Safety.
FRA’s efforts in 2020 to provide an effective member voice in Washington, DC, were multifaceted and targeted our key legislative and regulatory priorities.Go to FRA Take Action
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Train Smashes into Compost Spreader Truck
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Truck Tire Explodes During Inflation
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Insurance Industry Perspective on Increasing Insurance Costs
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Drivers Wanted – Using Data to Understand the Commercial Truck Driver Shortage
Maximizing Trucking Efforts Part 1
Maximizing Trucking Efforts Panel Part 2
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There has been plenty of talk in our industry about the…