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April 24, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Overrides Three Locals, Implements New UPS Contract

The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.

Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Swift Agrees to $4.4 Million Settlement Over Driver Class Action Lawsuit

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The trucking company Swift Transportation has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a federal class action lawsuit over claims if failed to inform prospective drivers about their rights involving records used during the hiring process.

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Minnesota's Interstate 94 Closed This Weekend for Bridge Demolition in St. Paul

Photo Courtesty of Minnesota Department of Transportation

Both directions of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will close this weekend as crews continue work on the Highway 52 Lafayette Bridge east of downtown St. Paul.

Tags: Minnesota, Highway Construction

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

NPTC Announces Safety Award Winners

The National Private Truck Council recognized those fleet members who continue to elevate safety performance during the group’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: Safety, NPTC

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters Of America Offers Courtesy WiFi in Some Restaurants

TravelCenters of America is now offering free WiFi in the restaurant dining rooms of 39 TA and Petro locations.

Tags: WIFi, Petro Stopping Centers, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

ATRI Report Finds Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Research, American Transportation Research Institute, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, HOS, ATRI, Safety & Compliance

April 22, 2014 - Industry News

Alabama License Services Offline Starting Friday Afternoon

Anyone planning to conduct business with the state of Alabama involving their driver’s license will be out of luck for a few days beginning late Friday afternoon.

Tags: Drivers, Alabama, Commercial Driver's License

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Marten Transport Enhances Automatic Detention Pay Program

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Marten Transport, a Wisconsin-based carrier, just announced a change to its automatic driver detention pay program, which will now compensate drivers after just one hour.

Tags: Marten Transport, Detention Pay, Drivers, Fleets

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Schneider Immediately Hiring 200 drivers

Schneider is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Houston and the surrounding area to meet a wide variety of growing business needs across its customer base.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Schneider National

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

PrePass Service Launched at Two New Texas Weigh Stations

Help Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, continues to expand its e-screening and pre-clearance technology with the opening of two new Texas weigh stations.

Tags: Help Inc., PrePass

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period on its proposal to establish a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, OOIDA, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance

April 18, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Company Faces Nearly $1 Million In Fines Over Oilfield Waste Dumping

A Wyoming-based trucking company is facing possible fines of more than $1 million for illegally dumping saltwater on a road, while criminal charges have been filed against the driver.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, North Dakota, Fleets, Crime, Wyoming

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Overrules FMCSA Shutdown Order of Illinois Trucking Company

Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, CSA, Illinois

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

Some TSA TWIC Services to be Temporarily Offline

The Transportation Security Administration says it is upgrading its technology to improve reliability, expand capabilities, meaning some specific TWIC card services will be temporarily unavailable.

Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Transportation Security Administration, TWIC

April 15, 2014 - Industry News

NPTC Honors 4 Drivers for Long, Safe Careers

NPTC feted Hall of Fame drivers and their wives at its convention this week. From left: Tina and Roger Herron, Janet and Bob Purcell, Deb and Ray Sanderson, and Maizelette and Nathan Tandel.

CINCINNATI -- "Love of family" and belief in the Golden Rule are common among industry veterans feted by private fleet group.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety, Private Fleets, NPTC

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks Announces New Full-Service Dealer Facility in New Mexico

The newly opened full-service Bruckner’s Trucks Sales location in Albuquerque, N.M. features 18 service bays and more than $1 million in parts inventory in the 13,000 square-foot parts warehouse.

Volvo Trucks’ service capabilities in the Southwest region of the U.S. have grown with the addition of a new Bruckner’s Truck Sales facility in Albuquerque, N.M.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Mexico, Aftermarket, Dealers

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Open in Oglesby, Ill.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Oglesby, Ill., on I-39, at Exit 54, on Thursday, April 10.

Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Expansion

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

Professional Truck Drivers Deliver a Baby Boy at Denny’s

Two professional truck drivers have been credited for delivering a baby in an unusual location and saving his life. For their quick thinking and willingness to help, the men have been added to the Truckload Carriers Association’s roster of Highway Angels, professional drivers who stop to help others.

Tags: TCA, TCA Highway Angel, Challenger Motor Freight, FTC Transport

April 11, 2014 - Industry News

New Tolling System at Ambassador Bridge for Canadian Bound Rigs

The Ambassador Bridge is implementing its non-stop tolling system, known as APASS, for all commercial traffic going into Canada, according to the Ontario Trucking Association.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Ambassador Bridge

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Sen. Durbin Seeks Review of FMCSA Investigative Practices

Sen. Dick Durban, D-Ill., asked the Transportation Department’s Inspector General to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices. The agency dropped the ball on an investigation of a carrier that later was involved in a fatal crash, Durbin said in his April 9 letter to IG Calvin Scovel.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Safety & Compliance, Regulations

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

New State Legislation Director Joins OOIDA Staff

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a new director of state legislative affairs. Mike Matousek will be responsible for tracking and analyzing state legislative initiatives and proactively fighting for the rights of all truckers within state legislatures.

Tags: OOIDA, People

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Tempest Arises from Review of Size and Weight Study

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study. Opponents of higher limits seized on the review as evidence for their cause.

Tags: U.S. DOT, FHWA, Size and Weight, Transportation Research Board, Congress, U.S. Department of Transportation, Teamsters, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Citing Low Medical Examiner Numbers, OOIDA Calls for Registry Delay

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extend the registration deadline for certified medical examiners, claiming there is a shortage of medical examiners that have been accepted into the new national registry.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, OOIDA, Driver Health

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Two Industry Studies

The American Transportation Research Institute launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues – impacts from the new hours-of-service rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity.

Tags: Hours of Service, ATRI

April 7, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Travel Stop Opens in Salisbury, N.C.

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Salisbury, N.C., on I-85, at Exit 71, on Thursday, April 3.

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