FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

CFI also recently announced it's bringing back its viper-red trucks. Photo: Screen shot from CFI YouTube video


CFI Offers New Compensation Package for Experienced Drivers

The Experienced Driver package is designed to reward professional drivers working with CFI or another over-the-road trucking company.

Deborah Lockridge


Commentary: It's Time to Think About Hourly Pay

Seriously evaluating how we pay drivers is something trucking needs to do as the industry faces a worsening shortage, suggests Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her November editorial.

Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, is the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. Photo: ATA


ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. ATA also recognized Gary Plant of Walmart Transportation as the National Driver of the Year.


Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

It’s all about drivers these days. Many of the latest trucks have emphasized driver comfort and convenience and the Volvo VNL is no exception. In this latest Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park checks out the new features of the VNL cab and sleeper.


Minimizer Seat Offers Adjustability for Men and Women

The Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat was designed to be adjustable enough to fit any body type of both men and women drivers.

Photo: ABF Freight


ABF Freight to Work with Teamsters on Collective Bargaining Agreement

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight is getting ready to begin negotiations with the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee in December on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Racine, WI, city officals felt they were "ahead of the curve" on traffic issues, until a business considering locating there asked about autonomous vehicle infrastructure. Photo: Peloton


Business Interests Spur Autonomous Vehicle Policy Moves in Wisconsin

A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.

Photo: Office of Senator Bernie Sanders


Sanders Wants Crackdown on Companies That Don't Pay Drivers Living Wage

Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants the U.S. government to only provide federal contracts to trucking companies that pay workers a living wage and benefits, he stated in a letter to President Trump last week.

Seat belt use by truck and  bus drivers has risen to 86%, compared to 65% in 2007, according to FCMSA survey. Photo: IMMI


Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.


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