June 12, 2015 - Industry News
A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.
Tags: Lawsuits, Independent Contractors, FedEx, FedEx Ground, Delivery Fleets
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has granted C.R. England a training rule exemption allowing drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to operate a vehicle on public roads without requiring a CDL holder to monitor them from the front seat.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Driver Training, C.R. England
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Transport America, Eagan, Minn., changed its pay plan for its owner-operators, allowing all the company’s independent contractors to make $1 per mile.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
Covenant Transport announced a new pay package for the company’s hazardous materials over-the-road drivers that includes per-week minimum pay.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Covenant Transport, Hazmat, Driver Pay
The Professional Truck Driver Institute has certified the first contract training course at a U.S. Army installation, broadening both the marketability of veterans and the pool of properly trained military drivers.
Tags: Driver Training, Military, Veterans, Professional Truck Driver Institute
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Driver Comfort, Cabovers
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.
Tags: Technology, Industry Research, Meritor Wabco, Peterbilt Motors Company, ATRI, Truck Platooning
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
Continental Tire the Americas has been named the tire sponsor of the ChampTruck truck racing series in 2015.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, ChampTruck, Racing
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckers Solutions Group wants to raise money to bring a mobile mammogram unit to a trucking show to provide free screenings to CDL holders.
Tags: Driver Health
May 14, 2015 - Product News
J.J. Keller & Associates has released the third editions of the J.J. Keller Tractor-Trailer Driver Training Manual and Instructor’s Supplement.
Tags: CDL, Driver Training, J.J. Keller
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices for high-risk motor carriers.
Tags: FMCSA, DOT, Accidents
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Penske Logistics, Supreme Court
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first obtaining an individual exemption.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Medical Examiners
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
After a week of striking at port terminals and businesses across southern California, truckers from all of the affected companies have returned to work.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors
April 29, 2015 - Industry News
The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up crash risk, per a new ATRI research study.
Tags: HOS, ATRI, 34-Hour Restart, Crash Risk, Hours of Service
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, ACT Research, NPTC, Freight, Economy, Private Fleets, Information Technology
Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still seeking volunteer truck drivers for its 34-hour restart study.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.
Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing
April 19, 2015 - Industry News
Downspeeding isn't a good approach to fuel savings in high GVW applications, so Navistar is offering Canadians a ProStar ES spec designed for 110,000 GVW. It features Eaton's 16-speed UltraShift and engines from Cummins and Navistar optimized for higher weights.
Tags: Navistar, ProStar, Cummins ISX15, Eaton UltraShift
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Intermodal
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that its 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place from June 2 to 4.
Tags: Vehicle Inspection, CVSA, Roadcheck
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