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, 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
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
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
June 27, 2014 - Industry News
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
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: OOIDA, Anne Ferro, Owner-Operators, FMCSA, 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, 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, Safety & Compliance, Crete Carrier Corp.
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a ruling this week involving a California case and truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, California, Independent Contractors
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Tuesday that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Truck Drivers, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
June 13, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company Schneider has reported its seventh consecutive year of declining cargo thefts and a 20% decline in truckload thefts, well ahead of the industry average.
Tags: Drivers, Schneider, Cargo Theft
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers for New Century Transportation are reportedly interviewing for new jobs at the company’s New Jersey terminal, while other carriers are moving freight left in the fleet’s system and a lawsuit has been filed, following the fleet's closure earlier this week and filing for bankruptcy liquidation.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Bankruptcy, New Century Transportation
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops has introduced Love’s Financial, becoming the only travel stop company to offer factoring solutions to professional drivers.
Tags: Financing, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers
June 10, 2014 - Industry News
The westbound truck parking facility at Mineola, Mo., located at mile marker 170 on Interstate 70, opened this week for commercial vehicles with an additional 40 spaces bringing the total number of parking spots to 64.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Safety & Compliance, I-70, Interstate 70, Truck Parking
Robert Sutton, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has been honored as a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a family of four involved in a bad accident.
Tags: Drivers, Image, TCA Highway Angel
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, New Jersey, Walmart, Fatigue
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.
Tags: Drivers, Transmissions, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
Truckers Against Trafficking and Women in Trucking are looking for female drivers to participate in a pilot program that aims to fight human trafficking.
Tags: Women in Trucking, Truckers Against Trafficking, Image, Drivers
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations is seeking an exemption from the hours-of-service rule for drivers serving natural gas or oil wells.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Regulations
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