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November 30, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Coercion Final Rule Goes into Effect Jan. 29

Photo: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.

Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations

November 26, 2015 - Industry News

Michelin Launches Thank You Campaign for Drivers on Social Media

Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.

Tags: Michelin, Social Media, Drivers

November 20, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Delivering Trees for Troops

FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.

Tags: Military, Image, FedEx, Christmas

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB: Trucker’s Use of Synthetic Marijuana Caused Fatal Crash

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jennifer Morrison shows the Board reenactment animation of collision between tractor-trailer truck and bus in Davis, Okla., on September 26, 2014. Photo: NTSB

As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations

Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing

November 18, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Renames Driving School, Adds Simulators

Celadon Driving Academy student Drew Davis practices his driving skill on the TransSim VS6 driving simulator. (PRNewsFoto/Celadon Trucking)

Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academ and has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.

Tags: Driver Training, Celadon, Truck Driving Schools

November 17, 2015 - Industry News

True Value Outsourcing Transportation to Ryder

True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.

Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Private Fleets, Dedicated Fleets

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

OSHA Fines Could Jump 80% Next Year

For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.

Tags: OSHA

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Increases Owner-Operator Pay for a Third of Its Fleet

Photo via Werner Enterprises

Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay

November 5, 2015 - Industry News

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise Photo: Courtesy of ATA

James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, Awards

November 4, 2015 - Product News

HireRight Adds Sleep Apnea Study to Driver Screening

Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.

Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening

November 3, 2015 - Product News

SmartDrive Expands Product Offerings

SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.

Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System

November 2, 2015 - Industry News

Port Strike Ends in California

Photo: Teamsters Union

After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors

October 30, 2015 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard for Hiding Medical History

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard, Preventable Accidents

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed

October 28, 2015 - Industry News

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

Photo: Justice for Port Truck Drivers

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Teamsters, Strikes, Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors

October 23, 2015 - Industry News

$240,000 Awarded in Religious Discrimination Suit

A federal court awarded $240,000 to two former drivers, Somalian-American Muslims whose religious beliefs were violated by an Illinois trucking company that fired them for refusing to deliver alcohol.

Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint

October 22, 2015 - Industry News

KLLM Driving School Offers 18-Day Training Program

The new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas. Photo: KLLM

Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has partnered with Cedar Valley College to open a new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas, for state residents.

Tags: Texas, Frozen Food Express, Truck Driving Schools, Driver Training, CDL

October 18, 2015 - Industry News

Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention

Service men and women who are transitioning to civilian life attending a "hiring fair" at Fort Drum, New York, sponsored by Fastport. Photo: Fastport

PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,

Tags: American Trucking Associations, Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, TCA

October 17, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

T880 is newly available with a compact 40-inch sleeper that provides legal bunk time for drivers of vocational trucks.

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E

October 16, 2015 - Industry News

Trucker Violated HOS Limits on Day of Fatal Crash

Image: FMCSA

A truck driver was declared an imminent hazard by FMCSA after it was found that he had violated hours-of-service the day of an accident that killed three persons.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, Imminent Hazard

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driver Training Grants Aimed at Vets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded nearly $2.3 million in grants to train veterans and their families as truck and bus drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Grants, Hiring Veterans

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Ends Restart Study Data Collection

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Amazon Flex Program is Like Uber for Last-Mile Delivery

Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.

Tags:, Independent Contractors, Last Mile Delivery

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Names Truckers Highway Angels for Helping Strangers

Josh Elmore (left) and Jason Levreault. Photos via TCA

Jason Levreault of Manitoba, Canada and Josh Elmore of Lincolnton, N.C., are the most recent truckers recognized for their helpful acts in dangerous situations.

Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, TCA Highway Angel

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Veteran Apprenticeship Program Extended

Photo: Werner

Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises



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