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
May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
May 11, 2016 - Industry News
The ATA, CVSA, NATSO Foundation and ATRI have all joined forces to announce a new truck parking initiative in Washington, D.C., aimed at making information on parking availability open to all drivers.
Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will co-host three listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the trucking industry.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Driver Health, Fatigue
PeopleNet has announced its certification of Zebra Technologies’ TC70 ruggedized handheld computer to run the company’s software
Tags: PeopleNet, Mobile Devices
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
Tags: National Labor Relations Board, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets measured 102% in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing by two percentage points, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload
April 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Show-Me State is showing how the federal government could make it easier for vets to become truckers.
Tags: FMCSA, Hiring Veterans
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on April 15 launched an online survey of truck drivers on issues related to sleep apnea
Tags: Sleep Apnea, ATRI
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding Medical Examiners and commercial motor vehicle drivers that certified MEs performing physical exams of CMV drivers must use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form (MCSA–5875) and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) Form (MCSA–5876) as of April 20.
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