February 27, 2014 - Industry News
TransCore DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, announced that it has officially changed its name to DAT Solutions LLC. The new name reflects the business's expanding role as a provider of information solutions for the commercial transportation industry and distinguishes it from its sister company, TransCore.
Tags: name change, TransCore DAT
February 26, 2014 - Industry News
Kansas City was named Kenworth’s 2013 Paccar Engine Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada during the Kenworth Dealer Meeting held recently in the Seattle area.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Awards, Dealer, MHC Kenworth – Kansas City
President Obama and Rep. Dave Camp both suggested one-time infusions to the Highway Trust Fund that is expected to run out of money by September.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. House
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, inspections, Department of Homeland Security, Peace Bridge
California’s Attorney General issued an opinion earlier this month saying continuous video taping of truck drivers while they are behind the wheel does not violate state law.
Tags: drivers, Camera, Safety & Compliance, Front-View Camera, California
David Flaherty, who lives in Walkertown, N.C., and drives for ABF Freight System Inc., of Fort Smith, Ark., has just been named TCA’s latest Highway Angel.
Tags: TCA, ABF, TCA Highway Angel
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.
Tags: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors
Starting May 21 all driver medical exams have to be done by an examiner who is certified to the new National Registry standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration believes that by May 21 there will be enough examiners certified to handle the work, but trucking interests are not so sure.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Regulations, Driver Health
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.
Tags: drivers, New York, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Trucking
The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of the Motor Carrier Task Force to focus on issues at the state-controlled marine terminals that are affecting the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo in and out of the terminals.
Tags: drivers, Virginia, Fleets, Port Trucking
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
Despite almost being hit by a motorist who lost control of his vehicle, Thomas L. Colston was willing to stop and help as an accident unfolded into a fiery situation. For his selfless actions, the Truckload Carriers Association has named him a Highway Angel.
Tags: Frito-Lay, TCA Highway Angel
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Pam Transport, an irregular route common and contract carrier headquartered in Tontitown, Ark., recently launched Honor Road, its new civilian career transition program. This program allows military members and veterans to build a new career while earning pay from Pam Transport and benefits from G.I. Bills.
Tags: drivers, Veterans, PAM Transport
In the next four to five months, Dupré expects to expand its 90 driver crude oil segment by adding 125 jobs to fulfill the needs of current and expected growth.
Tags: drivers, Dupre Logistics, Expansion
February 16, 2014 - Industry News
Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to trucks from south of the border, as called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance, Supreme Court, Teamsters, President Obama
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a new Pilot Travel Center in Big Spring, Texas, to better serve professional drivers. The Pilot Travel Center is the 43rd location in Texas and will add 75 new jobs to help boost the local economy.
Tags: Pilot Flying J Truck Travel Centers, Expansion
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol clearinghouse for all national commercial driver’s license holders.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Fleets, Safety and Compliance, Alcohol Testing
The back-and-forth over the Compliance Safety and Accountability enforcement program continues, this time with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration countering recent criticisms by the Government Accountability Office.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, CSA, MCSAC
New research examining the safety impact of simulator training for truck drivers concludes it provides benefits for only up to a year.
Tags: drivers, Driver Training, Recruiting, Fleets, Safety and Compliance
Business groups are up in arms over a second Obama administration proposal when it comes to union organizing elections.
Tags: Regulations, Department of Labor, NLRB, Labor Unions
Following a Jan. 27 crash killing an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injuring an Illinois State Police trooper, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V. Velasquez to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety and Compliance, Enforcement
February 11, 2014 - Industry News
An advisory panel is encouraging federal regulators to push for several dozen safety reforms in the upcoming highway bill, ranging from changing how drivers are paid to establishing an entirely new approach to hours of service.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, MCSAC, Highway Bill
On Feb. 21 the Virginia Department of Transportation will conduct an overnight traffic switch on the Zion Crossroads diverging diamond interchange project on Route 15 in Louisa County.
Tags: Virginia, Road Construction
Love’s Fast-Fill compressed natural gas is now available for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles at its travel stop in Willis, Texas, located on Interstate 45, Exit 95, thus opening its first Texas Triangle location.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revoked the authority of one of 14 Mexico-based trucking companies it approved earlier to run in its long-haul cross-border program.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Safety and Compliance
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