The Denham amendment would preclude efforts such as California's meal break and rest rules from preempthing federal regulations. Photo: Architect of the Capitol

News

House Approves Rider to Thwart State Preemption of Trucker HOS Rules

An amendment written to resolve the issue of preemption by individual states of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers was passed on April 26 by a solidly bipartisan vote of 222-193 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act currently being debated by the House of Representatives.

Ozark Motor Lines is one of many fleets to increase driver pay to recruit and retain talent. Photo: Ozark Motor Lines

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Ozark Motor Lines Gives Drivers New Pay Package

Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has announced a new pay increase for its long-haul and regional truck drivers as well as driving teams.

When it comes to forklift operations, there is one player who can truly change the game: the forklift driver. Photo via National Forklift Exchange

Articles

5 Qualities of an Efficient Forklift Driver

The forklift driver plays a vital role in material handling and there are certain characteristics you should look for the next time a driver takes the wheel. Here is a list of five characteristics you should look for an efficient forklift driver.

Jason Leu, Next Trucking's new vice president of product. Photo: Next Trucking

News

Freight-Matching Tech Firm Next Trucking Expands After Capital Infusion

Next Trucking, a trucker-centric online marketplace that connects carriers with shippers, announced it will double its headcount this year thanks to growing demand for its services.

Products

Schneider Creates App for Company Drivers

Schneider has introduced a new app for called Compass that allows company drivers to view work assignments, scorecards, pay statements and general company information.

Intermodal Cartage Company is offering truck drivers a 30% pay raise in order to recruit and retain drivers. Photo via IMCC

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Intermodal Cartage Truck Drivers Receive 30% Pay Raise

Memphis-based Intermodal Cartage Company has announced a 30% pay raise for its drivers to proactively reach out to more prospective employees at the drayage carrier.

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect. HDT File Image

News

Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

Trucking is not of one mind as to whether CDL holders under the age of 21 should be allowed to operate trucks across state lines. Photo: FMCSA

News

OOIDA Leading Fight Against House Bills to Allow Younger Truck Drivers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, along with other groups, is opposing two bills before the House of Representatives that would allow for lowering the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license.

Maverick is offering its OTR temperature control division drivers a 5-cent per mile increase. Screenshot via Maverick Transportation

News

Maverick Offers Driver Pay Increase for Temperature Control Division

Maverick Transportation announced another pay raise for its drivers, this time offering a 5-cent-per-mile increase for its over the road temperature control division drivers.

A new Colorado law will require CDL applicants in the state to take a course on human trafficking before receiving a license. Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

News

Colorado Law Requires Human Trafficking Education for Truckers

A new law passed by the Colorado legislature will require applicants for commercial drivers licenses in the state to go through a course educating them on how to spot signs of human traffickers and their victims.

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