August 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94.
Tags: Hours of Service, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Truck Parking, Rest Areas, Minnesota, Truckstops
A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another, and pay came out as the top reason, followed by the amount of time they get at home and then benefits.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, Recruiting, Retention, National Retail Systems
August 27, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled two classes of individuals working for FedEx Ground in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Tags: Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx
Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQs portal.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
August 25, 2014 - Industry News
The Healthy Trucking Association of America, in conjunction with OraSure Technologies and AbbVie, has launched the Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C nationwide initiative.
Tags: Driver Health, Driver Wellness, Healthy Trucking Association
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
Progressive Insurance announced its third annual Real Life Trucking Contest to recognize unsung heroes in the transportation industry.
Tags: Progressive Insurance, Real Life Trucking Hero Contest, Image
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
Celadon Trucking Services has purchased more than 1,500 new tractors to add to its overall fleet.
Tags: Kenworth, LoneStar, ProStar, International Trucks, Celadon, Fleets
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Prime Inc., Litigation, EEOC
August 17, 2014 - Industry News
Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Saturday..
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Melton Truck Lines, a flatbed carrier based in Tulsa, Okla., announced a driver pay increase; all company drivers will receive at least 2 cents per mile increase.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Flatbed, Melton Truck Lines
August 14, 2014 - Industry News
The percentage of trucks put out of service during the three-day, continent-wide truck inspection blitz known as Roadcheck fell only slightly this year from 2013, while the driver figure edged higher.
Tags: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Roadcheck, Roadside inspection
Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, I-75, I-80, Florida, Iowa, Truckstops
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America, Owner Operators, Fleets, Drivers
An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
Tags: Hours of Service, Illinois, I-55
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., is increasing its base mileage pay and making other compensation changes for over-the-road, solo, non-dedicated truck drivers.
Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Landstar, Web Series
The American Trucking Associations has made a $100,000 commitment toward the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, an industry initiative to showcase the positive side of trucking.
Tags: ATA, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
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