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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

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

NPTC Recognizes National Driver All-Stars

The NPTC's National Driver All-Stars. Photo: NPTC

The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.

Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets

September 22, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Chart: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

Truckers Like Reserved Parking — But Not Paying for It

Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.

Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking

September 17, 2015 - Industry News

Celadon Announces Driver Wage, Productivity Initiatives

Photo: Celadon

Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.

Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay

September 16, 2015 - Industry News and FTR Launch Advanced Trans4Cast

The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.

Tags: FTR,

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Teamsters Receive $4.6 Million for Apprenticeship Program

The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.

Tags: Grant Funding, Department of Labor, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Driver Training

September 16, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner Maps Long Road Ahead for Autonomous Truck Technology

Hands off on the highway... Image: DTNA

It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.

Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Looming Capacity Crunch Could Lead to Trucking Golden Age

John Larkin speaking at TMW TransForum. Photo by Jim Beach.

Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.

Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Highway Hero Nominations

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Kicks Off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

TCA Seeks Best Fleets to Drive For Nominations

Last year's Best Fleets to Drive For nominees. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

The Zelten's green Volvo VNL 730, nicknamed "Kermit." Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Federal Panels to Discuss Driver Wellness Initiative

Photo: Seeing Machines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health

September 4, 2015 - Industry News

Shorepower Offers Free Power For Driver Appreciation Week

Image via Shorepower

During the week of Sept. 14 -20, Shorepower will be giving away 10 hours of free power to drivers at 62 Truck Stop Electrification host sites as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Shorepower Technologies

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Names I Heart Trucking Contest Winners

People’s Choice Winner “Susie tearing up the blacktop from coast to coast” by Susan De Ridder. Photo: Courtesy of Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking has announced the winners of the association’s "I Heart Trucking" photo contest which ran from June 23-24.

Tags: Contest, Photo, Awards, Women in Trucking

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

Pope Francis Image via Kino Border Initiative

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Southern California Ports to Adopt Appointment System

Photo: PierPass

To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option

In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

New Coalition to Look for Truck Parking Solutions

Photo: FHWA

In a truck parking survey mandated by the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), almost half of the state departments of transportation surveyed reported that truckers were forced to park on freeway interchange ramps and shoulders of highways.

Tags: Federal Highway Administration, Truck Parking

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Walmart Driver Wins Truck Driving Championship

Ronald Emenheiser, 2015 Bendix Grand Champion

Walmart driver Ronald Emenheiser was named the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in St. Louis.

Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Walmart



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