February 5, 2015 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s study of the 34-hour restart provision of the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
February 4, 2015 - Industry News
The editors of Heavy Duty Trucking have announced the 2015 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, four fleet executives being recognized for their leadership and forward thinking.
Tags: Information Technology, Natural Gas Vehicles, Tankers, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Driver Retention, Lightweighting, Vocational Trucks
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Safety & Compliance, South Dakota
January 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association and the driver training company CarriersEdge have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as top fleets in the Best Fleets to Drive For competition.
Tags: Truck Drivers, Competition, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge, Truckload Carriers Association
The Office of Inspection General at the U.S. Transportation Department on Friday released new details in five separate legal cases against six people for crimes ranging from falsifying driver drug and alcohol test results to violating FMCSA out of service orders.
Tags: Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Crime
January 29, 2015 - Industry News
Drivers are more satisfied with a percentage split pay compared to hourly or per mile methods, according to a recent study by Stay Metrics.
Tags: Recruiting, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention, Stay Metrics
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Driver turnover rose slightly for large carriers in the third quarter, but LTL and smaller fleet numbers showed some surprises.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Driver Turnover, Driver Pay
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.
Tags: Telogis, Storm Response, Winter Driving
January 26, 2015 - Product News
Continental released a free update to its VDO RoadLog ELD software addressing the recent suspension of certain provisions of the 34-hour restart rules.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Information Technology
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
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, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
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
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has lost another vote in its recent efforts to organize more drivers at FedEx Freight.
Tags: Con-way Freight, Truck Drivers, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
January 19, 2015 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
January 8, 2015 - Product News
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 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
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
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
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