September 8, 2014
Driver turnover, a problem that has traditionally plagued longhaul, irregular-route truckload fleets, is now affecting every type of fleet in the industry – and it's only going to get worse, according to industry analysts at investment advisory firm Stifel.
September 3, 2014
A jury decided a civil case on Friday that pitted the nation’s passenger rail service against one trucking company, with the fleet having to pay more than $4.5 million in damages, according to Courthouse News Service.
August 29, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a study of the relationship between safety and driver pay. The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.
August 27, 2014
Carriers and drivers can now get a violation removed from their CSA scores if a court has dismissed it. Under a system that went live August 23, carriers and drivers can submit proof of dismissal or a not-guilty finding through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQs portal.
August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
August 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
August 19, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.
August 18, 2014
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
August 17, 2014
Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Saturday..
August 13, 2014
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
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.
August 12, 2014
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.
August 11, 2014
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.
August 4, 2014
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
July 30, 2014
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.
July 28, 2014
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.
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