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November 24, 2014 - Industry News

ATA Offers Safe Driving Tips for Thanksgiving

The American Trucking Associations gave out a series of tips on safe driving during the busy Thanksgiving Holiday, which will see an estimated 46.3 million drivers on the road.

Tags: ATA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Share the Road, Thanksgiving weekend

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

Specialized Carriers Seek Exemption from 30-Minute Break Requirement

Photo: Evan Lockridge

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Regulations, Drivers, Safety & Compliance

November 21, 2014 - Industry News

Drivers Increasingly Involved in Truck Cargo Thefts

A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.

Tags: Security, Drivers, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

November 20, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Win Another FedEx Freight Vote, Cancels Other Elections

File photo by Evan Lockridge.

A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight

November 19, 2014 - Industry News

CalArk Increasing Driver Pay in December

The Arkansas-based operation will increase it three cents per mile on Dec. 2 for all company drivers. All company drivers will also be eligible for a bonus.

Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, CalArk

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

OOIDA Encourages Truckers to Pledge for Positive Values

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its members to “take the pledge” referring to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign to promote positive values in trucking.

Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Trucking Moves America Forward

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Washington State Patrol Faults Trucker for I-5 Bridge Collapse

Skagit River Bridge Collapse: Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.

Tags: Accidents, Washington, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Bridges, Oversize Loads

November 17, 2014 - Industry News

Nussbaum Gives Drivers 6% Pay Increase

Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.

Tags: Nussbaum Transportation, Driver Pay, Drivers, Fleets

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens New Mississippi Travel Stop

Love's 564 in Columbus, Miss.: Photo via Love's

Love’s opened a new travel stop in Columbus, Miss., at U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 50.

Tags: Truck Tires, Mississippi, Love's Travel Stops, Fuel

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment

Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Con-Way Freight New Hampshire Workers Vote Against Teamsters

The latest attempt by the Teamsters Union to organize workers at the trucking company Con-way Freight has failed by a 2 to 1 margin.

November 13, 2014 - Industry News

Newark FedEx Freight Drivers Reject Teamsters

An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

Carriers Look for HOS Flexibility to Ease Port Congestion

Trucking interests are preparing a request for temporary flexibility in the hours of service rules to help ease the congestion that is plaguing major ports. “We need some relief now,” said Curtis Whalen, executive director of the American Trucking Associations Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Ports, Regulations, Port Trucking, Safety & Compliance

November 12, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Publishes New Educational Materials on CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published new information to answer common questions from trucking industry stakeholders about its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Wabash National Holds Military Appreciation Event

Wabash National held its third annual event for active military and veterans within the company’s workforce to honor their service to the country. Over 300 Wabash National associates were recognized.

Tags: Veterans, Veterans Day, Wabash National, Military Friendly Employer, Military Support

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

TA Truckstop to Close off Interstate 81

One of the nation’s largest truckstop chains will soon have one less location and truckers will reportedly lose nearly 130 parking spaces along the Interstate 81 corridor.

Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Truckstops, I-81, Interstate 81, Travel Centers of America, Truck Parking

November 11, 2014 - Industry News

Penske Companies Among Top 100 Military Friendly

Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics were listed on the 2015 Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer list by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. It is the fourth straight year the brands have made the list.

Tags: Penske Logistics, Penske Truck Leasing, Veterans, Veterans Day, Employment

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Ramp Project Causes Lane Closures in Minneapolis

Map of the affected area. Graphic via Minnesota Department of Transportation.

From November 8th - 15th several lanes and ramps on Interstate 35 in Minneapolis will be closed, causing slowdowns and congestion for drivers in the area.

Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Road Construction, Minneapolis, Road Closure, Interstate 35

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Pilot Donates Coffee Proceeds to Veteran’s Charity

Photo via Pilot.

Pilot Flying J will be donating 10% of its proceeds from the sale of coffee and hot beverages on Veterans Day to the Fisher House Foundation.

Tags: Charity, Pilot Travel Centers, Veterans Day, Pilot Flying J, Fisher House Foundation

November 7, 2014 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Driver Training Survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking for more information about entry-level driver training, as part of its effort to craft a rule. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to survey newly licensed drivers about the relationship between their training and their safety performance.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Regulations, Safety & Compliance

November 6, 2014 - Industry News

TravelCenters Offer Complimentary Meals on Veteran’s Day

TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day.

Tags: Petro, Veterans, TravelCenters of America, Veterans Day

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air's FAF Raising Owner-Operator Compensation

Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents per mile for team less-than-truckload and truckload express service, while rates for solo truckload express drivers will increase by 6 cents per mile.

Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Forward Air, Driver Pay

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Pick Up Win at Second FedEx Freight Terminal

The Teamsters Union chalked up its second win at FedEx Freight when a group of 113 drivers at the company’s South Brunswick, N.J., terminal voted Friday to join Teamsters Local 701.

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Love’s Opens 3rd Alabama Location This Year

Love’s 580 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Photo via Love's

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala., at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72.

Tags: Alabama, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

October 31, 2014 - Industry News

Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal

After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on Thursday, the day before vote.

Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL, Teamsters

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