October 14, 2014 - Industry News
A former driver for a national trucking company pleaded guilty last week to charges, admitting he bribed employees in the Traffic Office at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia in order to obtain lucrative freight hauling business for a period of six years.
Tags: Georgia, Crime & Fraud
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
Pilot Flying J opened a Pilot Travel Center in Chillicothe, Ohio along U.S. Route 50, the company announced. The truckstop is located at 1111 East Main, near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 23.
Tags: Pilot Travel Centers, Ohio, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
Two congressmen have told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that some of the organizations providing sleep apnea training to medical examiners are teaching the wrong material.
Tags: FMCSA, Sleep Apnea, Regulations, Congress, Safety & Compliance, Driver Health, U.S. Congress
October 10, 2014 - Industry News
Law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving behaviors for Operation Safe Driver Week, a week-long event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Law Enforcement, Operation Safe Driver, CVSA
October 9, 2014 - Industry News
Road crews are closing lanes on Interstate 65 in Franklin, Tenn., from Oct. 11-12 as they do bridge repairs at State Route 248 on the Peytonsville/Goose Creek Bypass.
Tags: Tennessee, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 65, Road Closure
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Truckload Carriers Association have named Jose Nunez of Homosassa, Fla., a Highway Angel for his actions in pulling a trapped passenger from a car wreck.
Tags: Florida, TCA, Highway Angel
October 7, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations named Carl Schultz as its 2014 National Truck Driver of the Year. Schultz works for Davis Express, and was the Florida Trucking Association’s 2013 Driver of the Year. He has over 42 years of experience as a professional driver.
Tags: Awards, People, ATA MC&E
SAN DIEGO -- UrgentCareTravel’s DOT and medical services membership program offers drivers and their family members access to DOT physicals and other medical services at several truck stop locations.
Tags: DOT, Driver Health, Truckstops, Health, ATA MC&E
SAN DIEGO -- American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello discussed the current freight levels, highlighting the fact that the ATA truck tonnage index hit a record high in August, before posing questions to this year's economic panel.
Tags: Economy, Bob Costello, Driver Retention, Driver Recruitment, ATA MC&E
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Tags: Kansas, Litigation, Independent Contractors, FedEx, FedEx Ground
October 6, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- Volvo Trucks announced its 2014 Safety Awards winners on the exhibit hall floor of this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
Tags: Driver Safety, Volvo Trucks, ATA MC&E
SAN DIEGO – It looks like the trucking industry's efforts to educate the general public about the safety and vital nature of trucking may be working, based on results of a new national poll released Monday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Hours of Service, Survey, Image, Infrastructure Funding, ATA MC&E
SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
Tags: ATA, Research, CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, Electronic Logging Devices, ATRI, ELDs, ATA MC&E
October 6, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- SmartDrive Systems announced the availability of its new SmartDrive Assurance product line, a video-based safety program which can be used to reduce risks on the road and improve overall fleet operating environments, according to the company.
October 4, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO -- Who's healthier? A group of trucking fleet executives or members of America's Road Team? The Health Trucker Challenge aims to find out during this week's American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.
Tags: Driver Health, ATA MC&E
October 3, 2014 - Industry News
Divers traveling southbound on Interstate 35W in northeast Minneapolis will see detours from Oct. 3-6 while repair crews work.
Tags: Minnesota, Detours, Minneapolis, Interstate 35
Safety rules say that truck drivers must be able to adequately read and speak English, but that does not mean that hearing-impaired drivers who do not speak are barred from driving, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, English, Regulations, Driver Safety
October 1, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload is rolling out a new tuition reimbursement program to entice new drivers to attend a professional driving school and work for the company.
Tags: Driver Shortage, Commercial Driver's License, Con-way Truckload, Truck Driving Schools
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
Truck driver William Hunt is being recognized as a Highway Angel for helping to save the life of a fellow trucker who was trapped in his overturned truck.
Tags: Driver Safety, TCA Highway Angel, Accidents
LTL carrier Con-way Freight is enhancing its compensation package for drivers, increasing current pay rates and reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc., Fleets, Drivers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
Swift Transportation has affirmed earlier expectations for a third-quarter performance of 33 cents to 37 cents adjusted earnings per share, saying its driver wage increase is having desired results.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Swift Transportation, Driver Pay, Utilization
TravelCenters of America is buying the historic Johnson's Corner truckstop in Johnston, Colorado, and rebranding it as a Petro Stopping Centers.
Tags: Colorado, Truckstops, I-25
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Friday evening, killing four people and injuring more than a dozen others.
Tags: Accidents, Oklahoma, Interstate 35, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
September 25, 2014 - Industry News
The National Registry Verification Service from J.J. Keller ensures for motor carriers that medical examiners performing DOT mandated physicals on drivers are officially qualified to do so.
Tags: DOT, J.J. Keller, Driver Health, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Regulations
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.
Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, ATRI, Fleets, Driver Pay
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