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January 22, 2015 - Industry News

West Virginia FedEx Freight Terminals Vote Against Teamsters

A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.

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

January 22, 2015 - Industry News

Con-Way Launches Web Series about Women Truck Drivers

Con-way is launching a series on YouTube called “Women in Trucking” that features the firsthand experiences of two accomplished women truck drivers and their careers in truckload and less-than-truckload driving.

Tags: Con-way Freight, Women in Trucking, Con-way Truckload, Web Series, Fleets

January 21, 2015 - Industry News

Teamsters Lose Latest Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal

The Teamsters Union has lost another vote in its recent efforts to organize more drivers at FedEx Freight.

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

January 19, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Operation Freedom Fleet Truck. Photo: Werner.

Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Veterans, Werner Enterprises, Hiring Veterans

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

FMCSA Wants Drivers, Carriers for Restart Study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is recruiting drivers and carriers to participate in a study of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.

Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34 hour restart

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Agreement Reached to Reduce Federal Oversight of Teamsters Union

It is up to a federal court as to whether to approve the deal following a consent decree that has been in place since March 1989.

Tags: Teamsters, Litigation, Labor Unions

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Announces 2015-2016 America’s Road Team

The 2015-16 America's Road Team. Photo: American Trucking Associations

More than 450 years of experience. More than 30 million accident-free miles. The latest American Trucking Associations' Road Team is ready to roll.

Tags: American Trucking Associations, America's Road Team, Image

January 14, 2015 - Industry News

NTSB Takes Aim at Commercial Trucking Safety, Distracted Driving

Photo via NTSB

Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.

Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride guard, Medical Examiners

January 13, 2015 - Product News

J.J. Keller Updates E-Log System for Restart Suspension

Photo: J.J. Keller

J.J. Keller updated its Encompass E-Log System to reflect the recent 34-hour restart suspension, the company announced. The restart suspension is in effect until at least Sept. 30, 2015.

Tags: J.J. Keller, HOS, E-logs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service

January 12, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Announces America’s Road Team Finalists

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Awards, America's Road Team

January 12, 2015 - Industry News

Shippers Transport Drivers Join Teamsters at SoCal Ports

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.

Tags: drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions

January 9, 2015 - Industry News

Teamsters Lose Another Organizing Vote at Con-way Freight

Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.

Tags: drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL

January 8, 2015 - Product News

Half of Carriers Offer Sign-On Bonuses, says ATA Study

American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload carriers are now offering sign-on bonuses as a way to attract new drivers.

Tags: ATA, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay

January 7, 2015 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Looking for Image Team Drivers

Women In Trucking is accepting nominations for its Image Team through Jan. 31. The Image team will be announced at the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.

Tags: Mid-America Trucking Show, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers, Image

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

Carriers Could Pay Higher Wages to Address Driver Shortage

Carriers of all sizes expect driver wages to increase in 2015. Graph by Transport Capital Partners.

A shortage of experienced drivers means carriers are hesitant to increase capacity, despite rising carrier costs and rates, according to the quarterly Transport Capital Partners Survey. Expect increases in driver wages this year as a result.

Tags: Survey, Driver Shortage, Transport Capital Partners, Driver Pay

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Takes California Break Requirement to Supreme Court

Public domain file photo

Penske Logistics took its fight against California’s meal and rest break requirement to the U.S. Supreme Court. The company on Tuesday petitioned the court to review a lower court’s finding that California truck drivers are entitled to paid breaks.

Tags: Penske, California, Supreme Court

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

Sapp Bros. Founder to Receive NATSO Award

Hall of Fame Award recipient William Sapp. Photo: Sapp Bros.

The National Association of Truck Stop Owners is giving Sapp Bros. Travel Centers Founder William Sapp the Hall of Fame award at this year’s NATSO Show in Las Vegas.

Tags: Hall of Fame, Awards, Truckstops, People, NATSO

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

Port of Virginia Delays Start of Truck Appointment System

The Port of Virginia is delaying the implementation of the motor carriers’ appointment system at Norfolk International Terminals until this spring.

Tags: Virginia, Ports, Port Trucking

January 6, 2015 - Product News

J.J. Keller Offers E-Log Training Program for Student Drivers

Photo courtesy of J.J. Keller.

J.J. Keller is offering a truck driving school program designed to train student drivers to use electronic logs, also known as e-logs or electronic logging devices (ELDs). The program features the Encompass E-Log system from J.J. Keller.

Tags: Information Technology, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, ELDs, E-logs

January 5, 2015 - Industry News

HDT's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Photo: Jim Park

Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.

Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs

December 31, 2014 - Industry News

The FMCSA to Maintain 50 Percent Drug Testing Rate in 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that random testing for controlled substances would remain at a rate of 50% in 2015.

Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol Testing

December 30, 2014 - Product News

PeopleNet Updates Software for Restart Suspension

Image: PeopleNet

PeopleNet announced that it has updated its software to suspend the July 1, 2013 34-hour restart provisions.

Tags: PeopleNet, HOS, 34-Hour Restart

December 29, 2014 - Industry News

Army Veteran Named Pilot Flying J’s 2014 Road Warrior

Road Warrior Kyle Cones, his wife, Brittney, and dog, Daisy: Photo: Pilot Flying J.

Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.

Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, Pilot Flying J, Road Warrior

December 23, 2014 - Industry News

New TA Truckstop Opens In Alabama

TravelCenters of America expanded its network of truckstops with the opening of a new TA in Lincoln, Ala., located at Interstate 20 exit 168.

Tags: Alabama, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

December 22, 2014 - Industry News

Overall Traffic Deaths Decline, Truck-Involved Fatalities Edge Higher

The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: drivers, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA

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