July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Nebraska, Safety & Compliance
July 18, 2014 - Industry News
FMCSA's recent ruling on e-logging with laptop computers, tablets and smartphones puts valid compliance tools into the hand of small fleets and owner-operators at a reasonable cost.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, E-logs
Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies has taken full control of the U. S. Department of Energy funding grant and now plans to expand its network of truck stop pedestals.
Tags: DERA, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Shorepower Technologies
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Fleets, Drivers
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Teamsters
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.
Tags: Drivers, Insurance, Information Technology, Independent Contractors
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised its guidance regarding hours of service logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones, to allow for digital driver signatures.
Tags: FMCSA, Information Technology, Hours of Service
In an effort to match up available jobs in trucker with prospective candidates, the Iowa Motor Truck Association has created and launched an interactive jobs board specific to the trucking industry.
Tags: Drivers, Iowa, Employment
Truck drivers in California are entitled to paid rest breaks and meal breaks, according to a Wednesday ruling from a federal court in San Francisco.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, California, Hours of Service, Litigation
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Ports
Daimler Trucks on Thursday shared its vision of the future of trucking trucks that can drive themselves, saying they could help solve the driver shortage problem -- but not by taking drivers out of trucks altogether. The autonomous truck project, called Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, was demonstrated on a section of the A14 Autobahn.
Tags: Drivers, Daimler Trucks, Global, Future Trucks, Automated Driving
July 2, 2014 - Industry News
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based regional hauler is offering a 4-cent raise to all current and future drivers.
Tags: Driver Pay, NTB, Fleets
Thanks to a hawk-eyed night-driver, one cold and frightened motorist finally got help after sitting by the side of a highway for 45 minutes.
Tags: Bison Transport, TCA Highway Angel
Carbon Express, Wharton, N.J., has increased driver pay rates effective July 1 by 50 cents an hour and 2 cents per mile.
Tags: Fleets, Driver Pay, Carbon Express
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
A woman impersonating a physician conducting false DOT medical exams on truck drivers has been charged by police with fraud and identity theft. Police in Pennsylvania are asking any driver who may have had an exam conducted by Joann Wingate since 2009 to contact them.
Tags: DOT, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
June 27, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers and car drivers, along with anyone in between, will soon be able to legally drive up to 80 mph on 488 miles of rural interstate highway in Wyoming.
Tags: Wyoming, Speed Limits, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for U.S. DOT medical examinations launched last month with 22,000 providers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
SmartDrive Systems announced Wednesday it added a custom coaching and scoring feature to its on-board video-based safety system.
Tags: SmartDrive Systems, Drivers, Information Technology
A task force has released its report making nearly two-dozen recommendations that it said will improve truck congestions and air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Tags: Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Swift Transportation
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
A group of a dozen owner-operators is challenging the call of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for resignation of the top federal truck safety official.
“Most of us are members of OOIDA and we respectfully disagree with our leadership on this issue,” the group said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, Anne Ferro, Owner-Operators, Drivers, Regulations
June 20, 2014 - Industry News
The National Labor Relations Board is charging a California trucking company committed more than 50 labor law violations against its drivers. The action is against port trucking company Green Fleet Systems, which hauls containers in and out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Labor Unions
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Lawyers for Sakari Jarvela claimed the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal law, after he was diagnosed with alcoholism in 2010.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Truck Drivers, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Crete Carrier Corp.
A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.
Tags: Florida, Truck Drivers, Commercial Driver's License, Litigation
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