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August 18, 2014

Judge Rules Against Prime’s Same-Sex Driver Training Program

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

Con-way Freight’s Langenhahn Named National Truck Driving Grand Champion

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 Increases Driver Pay

Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.

August 13, 2014

OSHA Orders Small Fleet to Rehire Fired Trucker, Pay Back Wages

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 Raising Driver Pay

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

Brake Safety Week Set for September

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

Schneider Hiring 150 Drivers in Dallas Area

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

California Supreme Court Rules Against Carrier in Misclassification Lawsuit

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

DOT Expands Veterans Assistance Program for Commercial Driver Positions

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.

July 25, 2014

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.

July 24, 2014

Two New PrePass Weigh Stations in Mississippi

Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.

July 24, 2014

Federal Agencies Coordinate Against Retaliation

Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.

July 24, 2014

3 Tools for Finding the Best Qualified Drivers

Few things will impact your overall recruiting, driver qualification, and safety results more than the quality of new drivers you bring into the organization.

July 22, 2014

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Awarded $55 Million from FMCSA, NHTSA

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.

July 21, 2014

Truckers Sue FMCSA Over Motor Carrier Management Information System

A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.

July 21, 2014

Farmer Cooperative Cited, Fined by OSHA for Truck Driver Death

Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.

July 17, 2014

Trucking Now Releases Social-Employment Network for Trucking Industry

ChatterStack, a social-employment network designed to connect job seekers, employees and employers in the trucking industry was introduced Thursday by Trucking Now, Woodbridge, Conn.

July 16, 2014

Maverick Makes Changes to Driver Compensation Plan

Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.

July 14, 2014

Tracy Morgan, Others Sue Walmart Over Truck Crash

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.

July 14, 2014

Port Truckers End Strike After Five Days

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.

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