Boy Scouts of America Golden Eagle Dinner

On Tuesday April 16th, 2013 Moments Notice participated in the 2013 Boy Scouts of America Golden Eagle Dinner at the Amway Center. The Central Florida Council Boy Scouts of America had a great turnout, and was able to receive pledges of nearly $900,000.00 at the event. The highlight of the evening was the speech from James  Hewitt of Orlando. Although a speech from a young scout was amazing as he had remembered his entire speech was very impressive.

James W. Hall, III, his wife Zory Hall, and Cary Watkins, Tim Barnes, Randy Scott and Tyler Chavez all represented MNTDL at this event.

Please visit the website for the Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council and learn how you can help.

President’s budget includes $77 billion for transportation, criticized by ATA

In President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year, which was released April 10, $77 billion has been allotted for the Department of Transportation, which constitutes a 6 percent increase over the 2012 fiscal year.

The White House budget also includes an immediate $50 billion for investment in infrastructure nationwide as an attempt to spur job growth and address “transportation assets in most need of repair,” says the DOT, in addition to $6.4 billion earmarked for construction of a national high speed rail network.


Contributed by Overdrive Online/ by James Jaillet


April 30th, 2013

 Doubletree by Hilton


10100 International Drive | Orlando, FL. 32821

Trucking Prepared For Panama Canal Expansion, Exec Says

According to a press release from the American Trucking Association, President and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express Phil Byrd presented testimony to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, saying the trucking industry is prepared for the increase in freight that will accompany the expansion of the Panama Canal, however, he warned the country still faced challenges such as congestion and the condition of our infrastructure.


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FBI Locks Down Pilot Flying J Headquarters

Today, the FBI and members of the Knoxville Police Department raided the Pilot Flying J corporate campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The campus was placed on lock down while the FBI executed a search warrant.  The media were barred from entering the Pilot campus, but employees could be seen being escorted off the property by FBI agents.

The FBI is not releasing any details about what prompted the raid.

Pilot Flying J is remaining tight lipped, as well, but a Lauren Christ of Moxley  Carmichael public relations firm released this statement:


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How much does an employee really cost?

While that depends on benefits — and several layers of taxes — it typically ends up being 18% to 26% more than a worker’s base salary. It can be even higher for larger companies.

The extra costs are often cited by business owners as the biggest deterrent to hiring. Better sales might justify adding another $70,000 salary to the payroll, but in reality, that extra employee will probably cost closer to $88,000.

Anytime that Tony Knopp needs to calculate the cost of an employee, he adds another 20% to their salary. The CEO of Spotlight Ticket Management in Los Angeles said staffers “don’t understand how much we are investing in them.”


Contributed by Commercial Carrier Journal/CNN Money | By Jose Pagliery

FMCSA Urged to Lift Standards for Training of Novice Drivers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck drivers and instructors told Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials they should mandate far more training for new drivers than currently required.

Many of the two dozen or so speakers at a listening session here were in agreement that too many driver training programs teach only  basic skills and put drivers out on the road too quickly, which is hurting the entire industry’s image.


Contributed by Transport Topics | By Timothy Cama, Staff Reporter