December 30, 2015 - Industry News
Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.
Tags: Missouri Department of Transportation, Flooding, Missouri, Road Closure
December 29, 2015 - Industry News
The truck driver who rear-ended comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine, injuring him and killing another comedian, has been indicted for charges of manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Tags: Accidents, Fatal Accidents, NTSB, Fatigue, Walmart
December 28, 2015 - Industry News
A historic bridge collapsed in Paoli, Ind., when a truck driver drove across it despite the truck weighing nearly 24 tons more than the bridge's posted weight limit.
Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Indiana, Bridges
December 21, 2015 - Industry News
FMCSA will lower the annual minimum random drug-testing rate for CDL holders from 50% of the average number of CDL-driver positions to 25% annually for the 2016 calendar year, effective Jan. 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
A DOT data-collection request could be first step toward federal regulation of the testing and treatment of truck drivers for obstructive sleep apnea.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea
December 15, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 Rush Truck Centers Tech Skills Rodeo wraps up in San Antonio with the awards ceremony.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technician Training
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
By early December 2017, an estimated 3 million commercial drivers will have thrown out their paper logbooks. A long-anticipated rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELDs) for truck and bus driver hours of service was announced Thursday morning.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, ELDs, Medium-Duty Trucks
December 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with Rolling Strong to offer a driver wellness program for carriers called TCA Wellness that will launch in January 2016.
Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Driver Wellness, Rolling Strong
December 2, 2015 - Industry News
Omnitracs and Drivewyze are partnering to equip Omnitracs mobile computing platforms with the Drivewyze PreClear Weigh Station Bypass service.
Tags: Drivewyze, Weigh Stations, Omnitracs, Weigh-Station Bypass
December 1, 2015 - Industry News
Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises is increasing pay for its 48-state solo-van company drivers, effective Jan. 1, 2016, the company has announced.
Tags: Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Truckload, Driver Pay
November 30, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations has been published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and becomes effective on Jan. 29, 2016.
Tags: FMSCA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
November 26, 2015 - Industry News
Michelin North America will mark the holiday season with a #KeepThanksMoving conversation in social and digital media that will celebrate these millions of unsung and often unseen heroes and encourage people everywhere to share their own appreciation via Twitter or Facebook.
Tags: MICHELIN, Social Media, Drivers
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
FedEx Corp. and the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation are joining forces again for a special delivery to America’s service members and their families with the Trees for Troops program.
Tags: Military, Image, FedEx, Christmas
November 18, 2015 - Industry News
As a result of its investigation of a truck crash that killed four college athletes last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued recommendations to address “impairing substances” that are not tested for under federal regulations
Tags: NTSB, Crash, Drug Testing
Celadon Trucking has changed the name of its driving school from Quality Drivers School to Celadon Driving Academ and has purchased four TransSimVS driving simulators for use at the flagship Indianapolis location.
Tags: Driver Training, Celadon, Truck Driving Schools
November 17, 2015 - Industry News
True Value Company has chosen Ryder System to handle its transportation services through a Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions agreement.
Tags: Outsourcing, Ryder System, Private Fleets, Dedicated Fleets
November 16, 2015 - Industry News
For the first time in a quarter century, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will in 2016 increase its fines for safety violations.
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
November 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver involved in a fatal crash with a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 hours prior to the crash, according to an NTSB investigation.
Tags: Accidents, New Jersey, Fatal Accidents, Fatigue, Walmart
November 5, 2015 - Industry News
James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, Awards
November 4, 2015 - Product News
Employee screening provider HireRight has launched a new sleep apnea study service as part of its screening offering for the transportation industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue, Screening
November 3, 2015 - Product News
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard, Preventable Accidents
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, DOWNSPEED
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