January 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Drivers are going to have to keep a copy of their medical certificate on hand for another year, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Med Card, Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
January 7, 2014 - Industry News
Teamster local union leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country have endorsed a new tentative national agreement.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
UPDATED -- An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime retaliated against a truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention for a work-related injury.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Department of Labor, Fleets, Prime Inc.
Trucking and related services provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacer Internation, the third largest provider of intermodal transportation services in North America.
Tags: Drivers, Cross-Border Trucking, Intermodal, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics, Pacer International
January 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. to compensate a worker who refused to drive in violation of safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, OSHA, whistleblower, Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc., Drivers
National Tank Truck Carriers has named eight professional tank truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become the recipient of the Usher Award recognizing the tank truck industry’s professional driver of the year.
Tags: Awards, NTTC, Liquid Tank Trailers, Drivers, Tankers
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
Tags: Regulations, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, Drivers, CSA
December 27, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.
Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS, Fleets
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
United Road Services and its owner, Charlesbank Capital Partners, have purchased the Auto Transport Division of Waggoners Trucking.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, United Road Services, Waggoners Trucking
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
An emergency order has been issued in North Dakota for truckers delivering diesel fuel. The move by Gov. Jack Dalrymple is in response to colder-than-normal temperatures leading to extremely low supplies of diesel.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Minnesota, North Dakota, Diesel Fuel, Winter, Propane Transport
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
According to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Drivers
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
Two of the nation’s largest distributors of food to commercial kitchens are merging creating one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Private Fleets
The parent to several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, has announced that local union leaders of the Teamsters Union have approved sending the company's proposed changes to the current Memorandum of Understanding to its 26,000 YRCW members for a vote.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has authorized a program to continue a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the road network at the agency’s New Jersey marine terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Road Construction, Port Trucking
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
After sponsoring three highly successful weight-loss challenges within the trucking industry, with more than 7,600 pounds lost, the Truckload Carriers Association has now added a 30-week maintenance component. Combined with the initial 10 weeks of weight loss, the entire program will last for 10 months in 2014, and will be called the “Long-Haul Weight Loss Showdown.”
Tags: Drivers, Driver Health
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
In an effort to show support for veterans and honor their families this holiday season, Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is teaming up with Truckload Carriers Association and Pilot Flying J to launch the trucking industry’s annual rolling tribute.
Tags: Drivers, TCA
A recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report shows that motor carriers using the agency’s Pre-Employment Screening Program are seeing a greater decline in crash rates than those who are not using it.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Safety, Safety & Compliance
The North Texas Tollway Authority will ban the vehicles of habitual violators from its roadways beginning in January 2014.
Tags: Drivers, Texas, Tolls, North Texas Tollway Authority
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
Truckers from three companies serving the Port of Los Angeles took to the picket lines Monday for a 36-hour strike that began at 5am, Pacific time.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Teamsters, Port Trucking
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
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