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July 26, 2013 - Industry News

Swift Transportation Faces Lawsuit Over Background Checks

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Swift Transportation is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act in how it conducted background checks. The suit says more than 10,000 applicants were affected.

Tags: Drivers, Swift Transportation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Litigation

July 24, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Driving Jobs Ranked as One of Toughest to Fill

More than a third of hiring managers currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research by the online lob listing service CareerBuilder. Among the hardest to fill are slots for truck drivers.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting

July 23, 2013 - Industry News

OSHA Fines Carrier for Firing Driver Who Refused to Run Over Hours

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Boston has ordered Massachusetts-based motor carrier Brillo Motor Transportation and its owner to reinstate a former employee and pay him $96,864 in back wages and interest, $9,669 in compensatory damages and $25,000 in punitive damages.

Tags: FMCSA, OSHA, Hours of Service, Enforcement, Drivers

July 18, 2013 - Industry News

Carriers Report Difficulty Hiring Qualified Employees at Critical Positions

The most recent Transport Capital Partners Survey reveals carriers experiencing problems finding not only qualified drivers, but also other qualified employees such as technicians, operations staff and fleet managers..

Tags: Drivers, Technicians, TCP

July 18, 2013 - Industry News

Con-way Truckload Honors First 4-Million-Mile Driver

Bill Compton is Con-way Freight's first 4 million mile driver.

Con-way Truckload, Joplin, Mo., recently held a special recognition event to honor driver Bill Compton for surpassing 4 million miles of driving for the company, which he's been with for 33 years.

Tags: Drivers, Con-way Truckload

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

New York and Jersey Port Truckers Vote to Join Teamsters

Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469, according to a news release.

Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, Ports, Teamsters

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Owner-Operators of Today and Yesteryear

A lot can change in 10 years, and for the average owner-operator, a lot has changed. Todd Amen, CEO of ATBS, recently presented at TCA's Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting on how the owner-operator and his world has transformed in a decade's time.

Tags: TCA, ATBS, Drivers, Owner-Operators

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

Average Canadian Driver Age Older Than First Thought

New data from the National Household Survey has found that the average age of a Canadian truck driver is 46, higher than the previous age of 44, and significantly higher than the national average of 41.5.

Tags: Canada, Drivers

July 11, 2013 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter

Large-fleet turnover is at its highest since the third quarter of 2012.

In the first quarter of 2013, the turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose due to the improving economy and continued competition for well-trained professional drivers, reports the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Turnover

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

North American Fatigue Management Program Now Available

The North American Fatigue Management Program is now available to motor carriers, drivers, government safety administrators and insurance companies. A coalition of Canadian, U.S., and Mexican trucking interests developed the program to provide carriers with a best-practices manual for implementing fatigue management in their operations.

Tags: Drivers, Hours of Service, Fatigue, Fatigue management

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Teamsters, UPS Agree to Extend National Contract

The Teamsters Union and UPS have agreed to an extension of the current UPS National Master Agreement and all supplements past their July 31 expiration.

Tags: UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Drivers

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Learn About the Latest in Driver Health Regulations at Fleet Safety Conference

The 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature a session on what fleets should know about the federal government's increased scrutiny of the health and wellness of commercial drivers, from tougher medical card requirements to sleep disorders.

Tags: Drivers, Safety, Events, Health

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

Melton's New HQ Will Promote Driver Wellness

Melton Truck Lines is building a new driver-friendly headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., which will emphasize the trucking company's commitment to driver and employee wellness.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Health, Fleets, Melton

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

New Jersey Passes Misclassification Bill; Gov. Christie Could Veto

New Jersey port truckers would be considered employees under legislation passed Thursday.

Opponents of an "employee misclassification bill" passed Thursday by the New Jersey state Senate say they will continue to work to make sure the measure does not actually become law. The legislation creates a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship.

Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

Family of Driver Killed in Crash Gets $6 Million Settlement

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $6 million to the family of a truck driver killed in a 2011 crash with a truck that had bald tires and improperly adjusted brakes.

Tags: Litigation, Fleets, California, Drivers, Safety, Brakes, Tires

May 10, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Additional Rules for Trucker Medical Examiners

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a proposed rule to allow state and federal enforcement officials to easily share and view the most current and accurate information about a commercial motor vehicle driver's medical certification status.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Health, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

May 9, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: Diversification, Utilization Key to Truckload Success

Truckload carriers continue to innovate to remain profitable, particularly through service diversification and driver retention, according to a new study by trucking software giant TMW Systems.

Tags: Drivers, TMW, Truckload

May 3, 2013 - Industry News

USA Truck Unveils Website For Veterans

Arkansas-based USA Truck added a driver recruiting website exclusively for military veterans. Called "We Hire Heroes" and located at www.HiringMilitaryDrivers.com, this new site is designed to make the transition to civilian employment easier for military personnel.

Tags: Drivers, military, Recruiting, Veterans, Fleets, USA Truck

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Fatigue Management Program Near Completion

A coalition of U.S. and Canadian trucking interests are close to releasing a best-practices manual for fatigue management.

Tags: J.B. Hunt, ATRI, Con-Way, Fatigue management, Transport Canada, Canadian Trucking Alliance, Challenger Motor Freight, FMCSA, Drivers

April 17, 2013 - Industry News

A Bigger Driver Pool Through Immigration Reform?

An immigration reform bill in Congress could ease the truck driver shortage by giving undocumented immigrants a path to legal status and, potentially, the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License.

Tags: Drivers, Mexico, Immigration

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

Tags: ATA, Clean Truck Program, California, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers

April 12, 2013 - Industry News

Medical Services Added To Bordentown Petro

TravelCenters of America has opened a medical clinic at the Petro Stopping Center, located off I-295, Exit 57, in Bordentown, N.J. This is the first medical clinic offering in the state for the chain and its 18th location nationwide offering medical services.

Tags: TA, Petro, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, TravelCenters of America, Drivers, Driver Health, Health, Truckstops

April 9, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Agrees To $2.75 Million Settlement Over Disclosure Claims

U.S. Xpress will pay $2.75 million as part of a settlement stemming from a federal court case over claims that it did not provide required discloses about background checks to those applying for truck driving jobs.

Tags: U.S. Xpress, Litigation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Drivers, Recruiting

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Case for Refusing to Drive, Another Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers compensation fraud case.

Tags: Workers' Compensation, Fraud, Drivers

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