January 6, 2015 - Product News
J.J. Keller is offering a truck driving school program designed to train student drivers to use electronic logs, also known as e-logs or electronic logging devices (ELDs). The program features the Encompass E-Log system from J.J. Keller.
Tags: Information Technology, Driver Training, J.J. Keller, ELDs, E-logs
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 31, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that random testing for controlled substances would remain at a rate of 50% in 2015.
Tags: FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol Testing
December 30, 2014 - Product News
PeopleNet announced that it has updated its software to suspend the July 1, 2013 34-hour restart provisions.
Tags: PeopleNet, HOS, 34-Hour Restart
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J named Kyle Cones as its 2014 Road Warrior winner. Cones is a U.S. Army veteran and driver for Pride Transport. He will receive a $10,000 check for winning the award.
Tags: Driver Safety, Awards, Pilot Flying J, Road Warrior
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America expanded its network of truckstops with the opening of a new TA in Lincoln, Ala., located at Interstate 20 exit 168.
Tags: Alabama, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops opened two new truck stops in Londonderry Township, Penn., and Hamel, Ill. Combined, the two openings create nearly 170 new truck parking spaces.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Truckstops, Love's, Truck Parking
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is asking for nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Driver Safety, International, Awards, CVSA
The recently enacted change to drivers hours-of-service rules, scrapping parts of the restart provision adopted in July 2013, has prompted telematics and e-log providers to hustle out updates to their hours-of-service applications.
Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Compliance, E-logs, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight, Bridges
Dart announced increases in pay to drivers throughout the company’s network. Drivers will see anywhere from 2 cents to 10 cents per mile increases with the average increase being 5 cents per mile.
Tags: Dart, Driver Pay, Owner Operators, Dry Van
The pre-2013 34-hour restart rule is now in effect. On Tuesday President Obama signed the 2015 appropriations bill, which contains a provision suspending the more restrictive restart that went into effect as part of the hours of service rules enacted in July 2013.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, Enforcement
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Research, Driver Pay
December 14, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
Thursday night's approval of an omnibus spending bill by the House of Representatives brought a suspension of the controversial 34-hour restart provision of truck driver hours-of-service regulations one step closer to reality.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Hours of Service, 34-Hour Restart
A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
Tags: Florida, Drivers, Con-way Freight, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Washington State, according to a new report from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, Washington, Workers' Compensation, Fatalities, Personal Injury
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America opened a Black Bear Diner restaurant at the TA Wheeler Ridge in Arvin, Calif. The sit down, full service restaurant is the first of its kind in the TA and Petro network.
Tags: California, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
The Teamsters Union’s recent effort to organize drivers at FedEx Freight terminals is losing momentum with it pulling another organizing election petition.
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations bill negotiated by the Senate and House will cut off funding for enforcement of the restart while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies its impact.
Tags: ATA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations, Legislation
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
As soon as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes the final rule, probably on December 18, truck drivers will no longer have to file inspection reports when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, DVIR
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is going ahead with its plan to negotiate the terms of a rule covering entry-level driver training.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training
December 8, 2014 - Product News
NationaLease released its Emergency Road Service Mobile App which gives drivers access to the service through smartphones and tablets. The app was created in a matter of weeks using the Snappii Mobility Platform which requires no code produce apps.
Tags: Information Technology, NationaLease, Mobile Apps
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