July 15, 2016 - Industry News
A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.
Tags: Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Labor Unions, California
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.
Tags: Lawsuits, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Class Action Lawsuit
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ohio state agencies have teamed up to develop procedures for deaf or hearing-impaired Ohioans who qualify for a federal hearing-exemption waiver to train and test for obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License.
Tags: FMCSA, Ohio, Driver Shortage, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Drivers
R&R Trucking has reached a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Army post at Fort Knox, Ky., to assist soldiers in obtaining a commercial driver’s license.
Tags: U.S. Army, CDL, Driver Training, Veterans, Hiring Veterans
July 6, 2016 - Product News
Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.
Tags: Kenworth, Sleepers, Driver Comfort, T680, Driver Retention, EpicVue
July 6, 2016 - Industry News
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
July 1, 2016 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.
Tags: Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Awards, CVSA
June 23, 2016 - Industry News
The courtroom battle over the validity of the electronic logging device mandate has heated up. An amicus brief filed by two safety advocacy groups backs up FMCSA's defense of its ELD rule against a lawsuit brought by OOIDA that contends the rulemaking is seriously flawed.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 34th Highway Hero Award, honoring drivers who risked their own lives to help others while on the job.
Tags: Drivers, Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero
June 16, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, ELD, Lawsuits
June 13, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck says it has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed from the driver’s perspective.
Tags: Drivers, Navistar, Driver Shortage, International Trucks
Jake Lindamood and his 1988 Peterbilt 379 took home the top honors and $15,000 at the 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Awards, Shell SuperRigs
Nominees are being sought for an award recognizing a veteran, guard member or reservist who has made a successful transition from military service into truck driving.
Tags: Veterans, Awards, Hiring our Heroes, Hiring Veterans, Fastport
June 10, 2016 - Product News
Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new location in Boardman, Ore., the company’s third location to open in the state.
Tags: New Facility, Oregon, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Parking
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.
Tags: Driver Safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the public-comment period on the impact a sleep-apnea rule might have on CMV drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Seat Belts
May 31, 2016 - Industry News
Safety system provider IMMI demonstrated its RollTe, side roll airbag protection system in a live demonstration on a World War II-era airstrip.
Tags: Driver Safety, Crash Tests, Roll Stability, RollTek
TravelCenters of America has opened an upgraded TA location off of Interstate 75 in Caryville, Tenn., offering truck service, parking, fuel, and driver amenities.
Tags: New Facility, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
A recent survey on screening and treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea found that drivers were bearing many of the costs associated with the condition.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Survey, ATRI
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
Dry-van carrier West Side Transport has opened a terminal in Columbus, Ohio, that will serve as a base for its fleet of “home daily” drivers.
Tags: New Facility, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
May 23, 2016 - Product News
Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.
Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, CarriersEdge
May 18, 2016 - Industry News
The recently formed Truck Parking Leadership Initiative is developing a free app called Park My Truck to locate truck parking information and find available spaces for drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking, Mobile Apps
May 13, 2016 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J has announced it is rolling out a new and “completely revamped” Wi-Fi network at its travel center locations this month.
Tags: Drivers, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
With a worsening driver shortage looming over the trucking industry, a HireRight survey has found that lack of home time and health issues are two leading causes of driver turnover.
Tags: Driver Health, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Retention
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