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March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Titans of Tulsa-Themed SuperRigs Contest Set for May

Photo: Shell Rotella

The 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs meet will be held May 18-20 at the Exchange Center Expo Square in Tulsa Okla., with the theme of "Titans of Tulsa."

Tags: Shell Rotella, Contest, Events, Shell SuperRigs

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Doft Launches On-Demand Truck Sharing Service

Image courtesy of DOFT

Targeting a market worth $80 billion, Doft - which stands for “do freight transportation” - has set its sights on being the first Uber-like service for trucks

Tags: Mobile Apps, Doft, Truck Sharing

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

Photo: UPS

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 17, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Alliance Pulls Hard for Hair-Testing

J.B Hunt is among the member companies of the Trucking Alliance seeking an exemption to let them conduct hair-testing for pre-employment drug testing of driver applicants. Photo: Drivewyze

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. “Trucking Alliance”) has submitted a set of comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to support a petition calling for motor carriers to be exempt from having to use urinalysis to test for drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: FMCSA, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing, Drug Testing

February 16, 2017 - Industry News

Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Award Finalists

Last year's Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Julian Kaczor. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Goodyear Tire& Rubber has announced the finalists for its 34th Goodyear Highway Hero Award, honoring truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.

Tags: Goodyear, Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, MATS

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Quick-Thinking Highway Angel Saves Stricken Driver

David Webb Photo: TCA

The quick thinking and actions of Highway Angel David Webb saved the life of a dump truck driver suffering from heart failure on a Washington State highway.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Highway Angel

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Dart Ups Long-Haul Driver Pay

Photo: Dart Transit

Dart Transit has rolled out a pay increase for its over-the-road company truck drivers, the carrier announced.

Tags: Driver Pay, Driver Retention, Dart Transit

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Expands Military Recruitment Initiative

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

The Veterans Administration has granted accreditation to U.S. Xpress as part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program that allows eligible veterans to receive educational benefits from the VA while training as a driver or technician for the company.

Tags: Military, Recruiting, Veterans, U.S. Xpress

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Inland Kenworth to Auction T680 to Fight Human Trafficking

Photo: Inland Kenworth

Truck dealer group Inland Kenworth has put together a special Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 for auction and will donate the proceeds to Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit devoted to fighting human trafficking.

Tags: Kenworth, Charity, Truckers Against Trafficking, Auctions, Truck Dealers

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Declared Imminent Hazard After 2 Alcohol-Related Arrests

After Tennessee truck driver Eric Ronald Scott was arrested in for two alcohol-related events, FMCSA ordered him to not operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Alcohol, Imminent Hazard

February 2, 2017 - Product News

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Photo: FreightRover

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

Tags: Dispatch, Freight, Owner-Operators, Load Board, Mobile Apps

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

TCA Announces 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For

Past representatives of the Best Fleets to Drive For. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriesEdge have announced the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For, made up of 20 North American for-hire trucking companies recognized for providing exemplary work environments for drivers and other employees.

Tags: Awards, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For, CarriersEdge

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Judge Blocks Additional $80 Million Penalty in Walmart Drivers Lawsuit

A judge has rejected an additional $80 Million penalty on top of the $54 million drivers were awarded in the Walmart driver wage lawsuit the company lost in November.

Tags: Lawsuits, Walmart, Driver Pay

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Vnomics Announces Improved Fuel Scoring Model

Screenshot via Vnomics

Vnomics' new driver scoring model for True Fuel, its stand-alone, fuel optimization solution, is designed to give drivers a score tailored to actual driving conditions.

Tags: Idling, Driver Scorecard, Vnomics, Driver Coaching

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Proposes 4 Opioids for Drug Testing Panel

Image: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is proposing to add four opioids (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel

Tags: Drug Testing, U.S. DOT

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Vehicle Technology, Pennsylvania DOT, Ohio DOT, Michigan DOT, University of Michigan

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Angel Makes Special Delivery at Truck Stop

Danny Leon-Guerrero Photo via TCA

Central Oregon Truck Company driver Danny Leon-Guerrero has been named a Highway Angel for helping to deliver a baby at a Pilot Flying J truck stop.

Tags: Pilot Flying J, TCA, Highway Angel

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Detention Rule Shelved For Now

A federal rule regulating driver detention may be shelved for the foreseeable future.

Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Hours of Service, Detention Pay, Delivery Delays

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

Canadian Trucker Helps Fellow Jackknifed Drivers

 Taljinder Sohi Photo via TCA

Taljinder Sohi, a truck driver for Bison Transport of Manitoba, Canada, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping out a fellow driver whose tractor-trailer jackknifed on the highway.

Tags: Accidents, TCA, Highway Angel

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces 2017-2018 America’s Road Team

Photo: ATA

After a final round of selections, American Trucking Associations has named 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a group of elite truck drivers that will serve as trucking industry ambassadors.

Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, America's Road Team, Public Relations

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

CFI Appeals to Drivers With Better Pay and Tech

Photo via CFI

Truckload carrier CFI is investing in its drivers with a 2-cent per mile pay raise, improved home time policy, newer tractors, and upgraded technology,

Tags: Kenworth, Driver Pay, Driver Retention, CFI

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The Volvo VNL 780 donated to America's Road Team. Photo: Volvo Trucks

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Truck Drivers, Competition, America's Road Team

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Performs CPR on Heart-Attack Victim

Mark McConachie Photo via TCA

The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck driver Mark McConachie a Highway Angel for attempting to save another driver’s life by using CPR while on the job.

Tags: Driver Health, TCA, Highway Angel

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Women In Trucking Seeks to Accurately Count Women in Trucking

FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling and professional driver Stephanie Klang. Photo via Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association has created the WIT Index in an effort to more accurately track the number of women working in the trucking industry.

Tags: Women in Trucking Association, Women in Trucking, Women Drivers

December 30, 2016 - Industry News

Groups Want Behind-the-Wheel Time Restored to Entry-Level Driver Rule

Photo courtesy Advanced Career Institute.

A trucking association and several safety advocacy groups have petitioned FCMSA to reconsider the Entry-Level Driver Training Final Rule and add minimum behind-the-wheel training time for student CDL drivers.

Tags: Driver Safety, FMSCA, Drivers, OOIDA

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