Cool Mountain Transport boosts pay in hunt for drivers

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Cool Mountain Transport , an Idaho-based trucking company, recently announced it is increasing its driver pay from 50 cents to 62 cents per mile. Cool Mountain Transport was founded in 2008 in Nampa, Idaho.

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Snowstorm heading back to northern Rockies

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A late-season storm could dump 12 inches of snow or more in parts of Montana and Idaho beginning later Wednesday. Regarding tractor-trailers, the Montana and Idaho Departments of Transportation (DOTs) don’t require drivers to use chains every time it snows. Idaho.

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Heat wave still scorching Western freight markets

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Record highs in the 90s and above 100 degrees were tied or set at nearly a dozen official reporting stations in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Washington, Idaho and Montana. Unseasonable heat will continue to scorch several areas of the West.

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FreightWaves Classics: I-15 runs from southern California through the Intermountain West

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The highway passes through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana. Once I-15 was substantially done, US 91 was decommissioned (except for one section in northern Utah/southern Idaho where I-15 followed the route of former U.S. Along I-15 in Idaho. I-15 in Idaho.

Record-breaking heat wave coming to Northwest

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Highs will soar into the 90s and triple digits from far northern California to Oregon, Washington and Idaho, as well as far northwestern sections of Montana and Nevada.

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Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

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The National Weather Service has heat advisories and excessive heat warnings in place for eastern Washington and northern Idaho, as well as portions of western Oregon and northern California.

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Heat wave scorching the West again

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The National Weather Service has excessive heat warnings posted across most of California, much of Utah, the western half of Arizona, southern and western Nevada, southern and eastern Oregon, as well as southern Idaho.

Elevated wildfire risk sweeping across the West

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The National Weather Service still has red flag warnings posted for northeastern California, the eastern half of Oregon, much of eastern Washington, all of Idaho, western and northern Wyoming, as well as southern and eastern Montana.

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

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NEW PLYMOUTH, Idaho, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Truckstop.com, leader in transportation technology and load board solutions, has announced a partnership with Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain intelligence products, … The post Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database appeared first on Chainalytics.

Beverage distributor takes control of freight with TMS, saving time by 87%

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For Idaho’s largest and fastest-growing beverage distributor, the pandemic exacerbated its perennial supply chain issues: shortages of drivers, cans, pallets and ingredients. I’m sitting in an office in Boise, Idaho.

Truck crash closes large sections of I-84 in Oregon

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Carolyn Randolph, a motorist from Vancouver, Washington, traveling to Idaho, told FreightWaves that traffic has been diverted onto local roads, some of which are gravel. Virtually all eastbound and westbound lanes on a stretch of Interstate 84 are closed in eastern Oregon due to a truck crash.

Oregon’s Bootleg fire burning out of control

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The National Weather Service has red flag warning in place from northeastern California to central Oregon and eastern Washington, as well as from central Idaho to Montana. Officials say the Bootleg fire, the largest wildfire in the country, may not be fully contained until the fall.

Heat wave keeps trucking across West

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Later this week, Boise and other parts of the Treasure Valley in southwestern Idaho could see triple-digit heat. Scorching Memorial Day heat will not let up in areas of the West this week. Redding and Sacramento, California, set record highs Monday of 109 and 104 degrees, respectively.

How do wildfires get their names?

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This situation popped up in 2015 when a fire started in southeastern Idaho. For instance, two large fires burning in two states this year had the same name — the Dixie fire in northern California and another Dixie fire in central Idaho.

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Blizzard keeps trucking through Rockies

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Most of the snow so far has hit eastern Idaho, southern Montana and northern Wyoming, but will spread Tuesday across the rest of Wyoming, eastern Montana, Utah and western Colorado. Tuesday will be another day of heavy snow, whiteout conditions and delays for truckers in the Rockies.

Snowstorm to slam Rockies early this week

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Across many high elevations of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, the National Weather Service is forecasting 1 to 2 feet of snow to pile up. The first major storm of the season is set to blanket the Rockies with heavy snow through midweek.

Hirschbach Motor Lines acquires fellow refrigerated carrier Lessors

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Lessors specializes in transporting time-sensitive, temperature-controlled freight out of three terminals in Eagan, Dover, Florida, and Caldwell, Idaho. Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach Motor Lines announced Wednesday that it has acquired Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier Lessors Inc.

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Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure

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The National Weather Service has heat advisories and excessive heat warnings in place for eastern Washington and northern Idaho, as well as portions of western Oregon and Northern California, reported FreightWaves meteorologist Nick Austin on Thursday.

Large Western wildfires continue charring millions of acres

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Highs will range from the mid-90s to 110 degrees, and heat index values could be as high as 110 in the Plains and South, with actual temperatures of 105 to 110 in central and eastern Montana, southern Idaho and eastern Oregon.

Soaking storms for truckers across eastern US

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This includes Spokane, Washington; northern and southwestern Idaho; Las Vegas; southeastern California and the Sacramento Valley. Truckers will have to plan ahead and expect delays in the eastern U.S the rest of the week.

1st big snowfall of season possibly coming to Mountain West

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A storm will begin to cool things down across the northern Rockies on Thursday and Friday, with areas from northern Nevada into Montana, Wyoming and Idaho getting some rainfall,” according to a forecast by AccuWeather meteorologist Rob Richards.

Largest wildfire in US nearly 400,000 acres in size

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Truckers will hit thick smoke and degraded air quality near many of these fires, so the National Weather Service still has air-quality alerts in place for portions of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.

Borderlands: Mexico exports of commercial trucks jump 277%

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Camacho-Montoya was at the wheel of a tractor-trailer on Highway 55 in Eagle, Idaho, when he reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of Highways 55 and 44. Following the crash, Idaho State Police said Camacho-Montoya failed three field sobriety tests and registered a 0.22

Winds could spread Western wildfires out of control again

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Dozens of other large wildfires are included in either the fire weather watch or red flag warnings that stretch from far northern California to Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

Flood threat continues on Southeast trucking lanes

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Light snow accumulations could coat roads in high elevations of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Truckers will hit more periods of torrential rain Friday in the Southeast, with additional areas of flash flooding likely. More flood photos from Highway 119 last night.

Cool Mountain Transport receives EPA SmartWay certification

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Cool Mountain Transport was founded in 2009 in Nampa, Idaho.

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Heat waves scorching two coasts heading into weekend

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The National Weather Service is keeping excessive-heat warnings posted through Saturday evening for the Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho, metropolitan areas. Scorching heat will continue to bake two regions of the country heading into the weekend.

Scorching heat waves this week in Northwest, heartland

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The NWS has air quality alerts in place for much of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, the northern half of New Mexico and the San Joaquin Valley in California. Dangerously hot and humid weather this week may have some truckers dreaming of cool breezes and snow-capped mountains.

GLS to handle last-mile deliveries for Sendle in Western US

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The agreement will enable e-commerce sellers to send goods through the Sendle shipping network for one-day and two-day delivery in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

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Sizzling heat wave continues for truckers out West

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Other locations in these states, as well as northern Idaho and western Montana, set daily and monthly record highs. Extreme heat continues to sizzle across the Northwest. It started over the weekend, and will linger for another day or two.

CBP invests $46M to upgrade rail cargo inspection technology

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to spend $46 million to upgrade technology to improve rail cargo inspections at 12 points of entry by the Canadian and Mexican borders.

The Daily Dash: Highway bill add-ons

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Cool Mountain Transport, an Idaho-based trucking company, recently announced it is increasing driver pay from 50 cents to 62 cents per mile. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

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Deputy commerce secretary talks tariffs, exports, jobs at Seattle container facility

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The Yakima, Washington-based Northwest Horticultural Council is a nonprofit trade association that represents the tree fruit (apple, pear and cherry) industry in Idaho, Oregon and Washington on federal and international policy and regulatory matters. Deputy U.S.

Flood threat persists for truckers in Deep South

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This would impact drivers mainy in high elevations of western Montana and northern Idaho. Flooding: Westhaven Subdivision in Baton Rouge @NWSNewOrleans pic.twitter.com/U2fiookWPZ — Jesse Gunkel (@JesseGunkel) May 20, 2021.

Hurricane Sam churns toward Caribbean, Bermuda with 130-mph-plus winds

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Interstate 15 from the Montana-Canada border to Dillon, Idaho. Hurricane Sam continued inching across the tropical Atlantic over the weekend, gaining strength in the warm waters. By Sunday morning, Sam was a Category 4 hurricane with sustained wind topping out at about 150 mph.