July 31, 2015 - Industry News
The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, GAO, 34-Hour Restart
A Nebraska trucker could face up to a year in prison for threatening FMCSA employees over the phone.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Crime & Fraud
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA has voiced its support of a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that examined the hours-of-service changes that were implemented in 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, GAO, Fatigue, HOS
July 24, 2015 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Oak Harbor Freight Lines $20,000 for retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued.
Tags: OSHA, Driving Safety, Fatigue, Fines
July 23, 2015 - Industry News
Are drivers who handle the drayage of intermodal containers into and out of the nation's ports employees or independent contractors? The controversy was visible this week at ports on both coasts.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors, Drayage
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
Interstate 10 near the border between California and Arizona will reopen to traffic this week after the bridge was washed out earlier in the week by flooding.
Tags: Caltrans, Flooding, I-10
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after a crash investigation revealed several cases of falsified records.
Tags: FMCSA, Investigation, Fatal Accidents, Crime & Fraud, Imminent Hazard
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The satellite TV package will be available for as many as 150 company and lease-purchase drivers and owner-operators as a pass-along benefit for $60 per month.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Recruiting
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets fell by 12 percentage points in the first quarter of 2015, though it is uncertain if this trend will continue in the months ahead.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.
Tags: Western Star, C.R. England, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12, Driver Retention
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
A new Senate bill calls for truck drivers to be paid by the hour and would increase minimum insurance levels, mandate collision avoidance systems and speed limiters, and study the effects on safety of truck drivers having to drive hours just to get to the start of their workday.
Tags: Legislation, Insurance, Collision Avoidance Technology, Speed Limiter, U.S. Senate, Driver Pay
July 10, 2015 - Industry News
A Senate bill would instruct FMCSA to conduct a pilot study of lowering the age at which Class A CDL holders can drive trucks across state lines.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Shortage, U.S. Senate
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
Expedite Expo 2015 is a trade show focused on the expedited trucking industry set to take place July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, TravelCenters of America, Events, Owner-Operators
The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Drivers, driver safety, Awards, CVSA
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
A Senate bill would create a pilot program to study allowing younger CDL holders to operate across state lines.
Tags: Commercial Driver's License, Driver Shortage
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program since it began in 2011.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans
A three-day protest at the Port of New Orleans by independent truck drivers has come to an end after meetings between the truckers and terminal operators.
Tags: New Orleans, Ports, Driver Pay, Port Trucking
June 24, 2015 - Product News
Rand McNally has released the 2016 edition of its Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas with updated maps and content for drivers.
Tags: Rand McNally, Motor Carriers Road Atlas, Navigation
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Truckers at the Port of New Orleans are sick and tired of handling damaged boxes that they don't get paid for and are protesting, according to a local TV station.
Tags: New Orleans, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
June 16, 2015 - Industry News
A U.S. District Court has ruled that Walmart had violated minimum wage laws by failing to adequately pay its drivers for all of the time they were under the company's control.
Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.
Tags: Lawsuits, Independent Contractors, FedEx, FedEx Ground, Delivery Fleets
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Transport America, Eagan, Minn., changed its pay plan for its owner-operators, allowing all the company’s independent contractors to make $1 per mile.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Covenant Transport, Hazmat, Driver Pay
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