August 13, 2014 - Industry News
An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.
Tags: Hours of Service, Illinois, I-55
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Xpress, Chattanooga, Tenn., is increasing its base mileage pay and making other compensation changes for over-the-road, solo, non-dedicated truck drivers.
Tags: Fleets, U.S. Xpress, Driver Pay
Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Landstar, Web Series
The American Trucking Associations has made a $100,000 commitment toward the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, an industry initiative to showcase the positive side of trucking.
Tags: ATA, Trucking Moves America Forward, Image
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
Tags: drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
More than 400 drivers will converge on the Steel City on Tuesday for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Bendix, Competition
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Travel center chain Pilot Flying J opened four new locations in July, in Grand Junction, Colo., Tonkawa, Okla., Tilden, Texas, and Fernley, Nev.
Tags: Truckstops, Pilot Flying J
August 6, 2014 - Industry News
Henry Albert, a fleet owner and professional driver, has been awarded the annual Gary King Memorial Trophy for his representation of the Trucker Buddy student pen-pal program.
Tags: Awards, Trucker Buddy, Image
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking capacity is indeed tight, according to the third-quarter 2014 Fleet Sentiment Report survey conducted in July by CK Commercial Vehicle Research, and carriers are trying many methods to improve productivity.
Tags: Productivity, Research, Capacity
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
Tags: drivers, Fleets, Schneider
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation last week celebrated the expansion of its driver training center, which adds more than 13,000 square feet to the previous facility.
Tags: Driver Training, Fleets, Maverick Transportation
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
A Senate hearing on truck safety was dominated by the ongoing struggle over the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. Anne Ferro, in what was probably her last congressional testimony before she steps down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defended the restart.
Tags: Safety, Hours of Service, Senate Commerce Committee, 34-Hour Restart
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: drivers, California, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.
Tags: Driver Health, Mobile Apps
Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.
Tags: Fleets, Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, drivers
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
Love’s opens first travel stop along a major highway in Arkansas with its newest location in Searcy.
Tags: Arkansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Love's
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.
Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement, drivers, Safety & Compliance
Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.
Tags: FMCSA, drivers, OSHA
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, OOIDA, Litigation
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- The annual Fleet Safety Conference kicked off Tuesday with an opening keynote address by Mike Pitcher, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA, took a look at changing corporate safety culture, specifically talking about his company's adoption of a no-cell-phone ban.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Fleet Safety Conference, Events
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