July 2, 2014 - Industry News
Carbon Express, Wharton, N.J., has increased driver pay rates effective July 1 by 50 cents an hour and 2 cents per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Carbon Express
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
A woman impersonating a physician conducting false DOT medical exams on truck drivers has been charged by police with fraud and identity theft. Police in Pennsylvania are asking any driver who may have had an exam conducted by Joann Wingate since 2009 to contact them.
Tags: DOT, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
June 27, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers and car drivers, along with anyone in between, will soon be able to legally drive up to 80 mph on 488 miles of rural interstate highway in Wyoming.
Tags: Wyoming, Speed Limits, safety, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for U.S. DOT medical examinations launched last month with 22,000 providers.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
SmartDrive Systems announced Wednesday it added a custom coaching and scoring feature to its on-board video-based safety system.
Tags: SmartDrive Systems, drivers, Information Technology
A task force has released its report making nearly two-dozen recommendations that it said will improve truck congestions and air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases.
Tags: drivers, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Swift Transportation
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
A group of a dozen owner-operators is challenging the call of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for resignation of the top federal truck safety official.
“Most of us are members of OOIDA and we respectfully disagree with our leadership on this issue,” the group said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, Anne Ferro, Owner-Operators, drivers, Regulations
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
The National Labor Relations Board is charging a California trucking company committed more than 50 labor law violations against its drivers. The action is against port trucking company Green Fleet Systems, which hauls containers in and out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
Tags: drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Labor Unions
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Lawyers for Sakari Jarvela claimed the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal law, after he was diagnosed with alcoholism in 2010.
Tags: drivers, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Crete Carrier Corp.
A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.
Tags: Florida, Truck Drivers, Commercial Driver's License, Litigation
It has increased pay to 50 cents per mile or 29% of the freight revenue, for those with at least two years experience, according to a release, along with offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
An insurance company and a provider of video-based fleet management services have teamed up.
Tags: telematics, Insurance, Information Technology
If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling this week involving a California case and truck drivers.
Tags: drivers, California, Fleets, Independent Contractors
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Tuesday that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Tags: drivers, Regulations, Truck Drivers, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Schneider, Cargo Theft
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.
Tags: drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, Fleets, New Century Transportation
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver at the center of the media frenzy over a crash that severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.
Tags: Fatigue, Hours of Service, Accidents, 34-Hour Restart, New Jersey, Walmart
Love’s Travel Stops has introduced Love’s Financial, becoming the only travel stop company to offer factoring solutions to professional drivers.
Tags: Financing, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, drivers
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
The westbound truck parking facility at Mineola, Mo., located at mile marker 170 on Interstate 70, opened this week for commercial vehicles with an additional 40 spaces bringing the total number of parking spots to 64.
Tags: drivers, Missouri, Safety & Compliance, I-70, Interstate 70, Truck Parking
The driver rumor mill and some social media sites are telling drivers that the 34-hour restart has been suspended for one year. This is not the case.
Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, HNI
Robert Sutton, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has been honored as a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a family of four involved in a bad accident.
Tags: drivers, Image, TCA Highway Angel
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Litigation, New England Motor Freight
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