August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
Henry Albert, a fleet owner and professional driver, has been awarded the annual Gary King Memorial Trophy for his representation of the Trucker Buddy student pen-pal program.
Tags: Awards, Trucker Buddy, Image
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.
Tags: Productivity, Research, Capacity
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
Tags: Drivers, Schneider
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation last week celebrated the expansion of its driver training center, which adds more than 13,000 square feet to the previous facility.
Tags: Driver Training, Maverick Transportation
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
A Senate hearing on truck safety was dominated by the ongoing struggle over the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. Anne Ferro, in what was probably her last congressional testimony before she steps down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defended the restart.
Tags: Hours of Service, Senate Commerce Committee, 34-Hour Restart
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: Drivers, California, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.
Tags: Driver Health, Mobile Apps
Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.
Tags: Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Drivers
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Litigation, Independent Contractors
Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.
Tags: Arkansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Love's
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.
Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, OOIDA, Litigation
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Fleet Safety Conference, Events
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Massachusetts, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Nebraska, Safety & Compliance
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
FMCSA's recent ruling on e-logging with laptop computers, tablets and smartphones puts valid compliance tools into the hand of small fleets and owner-operators at a reasonable cost.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, E-logs
Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies has taken full control of the U. S. Department of Energy funding grant and now plans to expand its network of truck stop pedestals.
Tags: DERA, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Drivers
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Teamsters
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.
Tags: Drivers, Insurance, Information Technology, Independent Contractors
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