September 29, 2015 - Industry News
Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.
Tags: Amazon.com, Independent Contractors, Last Mile Delivery
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Jason Levreault of Manitoba, Canada and Josh Elmore of Lincolnton, N.C., are the most recent truckers recognized for their helpful acts in dangerous situations.
Tags: Truck Drivers, TCA, TCA Highway Angel
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Werner Enterprises is extending its Professional Truck Driver Apprenticeship Program from 12 to 24 months, after getting approval from the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Veterans, Werner Enterprises
The National Private Truck Council recognized 18 private-fleet truck drivers with its National Driver All-Stars award for excellence in customer service, safety, community service and adherence to company and regulatory standards.
Tags: National Safety Council, NPTC, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Private Fleets
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: Truck Drivers, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Truck Driver Safety
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
Truck drivers are most interested in being able to reserve a parking space near major metropolitan areas. But nearly half of those recently surveyed are unwilling to pay to reserve any space.
Tags: Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
The reinvented Trans4Cast provides a deeper dive into the spot marketplace. Freight professionals are now able to see information that’s more relevant to their business, viewing spot market data by freight equipment type and region.
Tags: FTR, Truckstop.com
The Teamsters Union will use a 4.6 million grant from the Department of Labor to establish an apprenticeship program for the trucking industry.
Tags: Grant Funding, Department of Labor, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Driver Training
It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.
Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.
Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.
Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image
September 9, 2015 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are seeking nominations from professional truck drivers for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Contest, TCA, Best Fleets to Drive For
September 8, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators
September 4, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board will meet jointly on Sept. 21-22 to discuss a new “driver wellness initiative”
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health
During the week of Sept. 14 -20, Shorepower will be giving away 10 hours of free power to drivers at 62 Truck Stop Electrification host sites as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
Tags: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Shorepower Technologies
September 1, 2015 - Industry News
Women In Trucking has announced the winners of the association’s "I Heart Trucking" photo contest which ran from June 23-24.
Tags: Contest, Photo, Awards, Women in Trucking
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Philadelphia, New York City
August 28, 2015 - Industry News
To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing
August 21, 2015 - Industry News
In a truck parking survey mandated by the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), almost half of the state departments of transportation surveyed reported that truckers were forced to park on freeway interchange ramps and shoulders of highways.
Tags: Federal Highway Administration, Truck Parking
August 17, 2015 - Industry News
Walmart driver Ronald Emenheiser was named the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in St. Louis.
Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Walmart
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
American Central Transport is increasing pay for both company truck drivers and owner operators, the trucking company announced.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Driver Pay, American Central Transport
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