November 3, 2015 - Product News
SmartDrive is offering two new product lines that allow fleets to select the level of video safety system that makes sense for their operations as part of what it's calling the SmartChoice program.
Tags: SmartDrive, Camera System
November 2, 2015 - Industry News
After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed truck driver Matthew Jason Boozer to be an imminent hazard to public safety due to an undisclosed medical problem which caused an accident.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Health, Imminent Hazard, Preventable Accidents
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed
October 28, 2015 - Industry News
This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Teamsters, Strikes, Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
October 23, 2015 - Industry News
A federal court awarded $240,000 to two former drivers, Somalian-American Muslims whose religious beliefs were violated by an Illinois trucking company that fired them for refusing to deliver alcohol.
Tags: Litigation, EEOC, Discrimination Complaint
October 22, 2015 - Industry News
Temperature-controlled truckload carrier KLLM Transport Services has partnered with Cedar Valley College to open a new KLLM Driving Academy in Lancaster, Texas, for state residents.
Tags: Texas, Frozen Food Express, Truck Driving Schools, Driver Training, CDL
October 18, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Truck Drivers, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, TCA
October 17, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.
Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E
October 16, 2015 - Industry News
A truck driver was declared an imminent hazard by FMCSA after it was found that he had violated hours-of-service the day of an accident that killed three persons.
Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, Fatal Accidents, Imminent Hazard
October 8, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has awarded nearly $2.3 million in grants to train veterans and their families as truck and bus drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Grants, Hiring Veterans
October 1, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has concluded data collection for the congressionally-mandated study on the effects of hours-of-service restart regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Hours of Service, Fatigue, 34-Hour Restart, Restart Study
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
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