June 10, 2014
The westbound truck parking facility at Mineola, Mo., located at mile marker 170 on Interstate 70, opened this week for commercial vehicles with an additional 40 spaces bringing the total number of parking spots to 64.
Robert Sutton, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has been honored as a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a family of four involved in a bad accident.
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
June 9, 2014
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Two new training programs from J.J. Keller help fleets keep impaired drivers off the road while meeting Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations.
May 28, 2014
Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.
May 23, 2014
Truckers Against Trafficking and Women in Trucking are looking for female drivers to participate in a pilot program that aims to fight human trafficking.
May 22, 2014
American Trucking Associations is seeking an exemption from the hours-of-service rule for drivers serving natural gas or oil wells.
May 21, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding the trucking industry Wednesday marks the start of new regulations requiring that all U.S. DOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
A new survey from the nation’s asphalt producers and contractors finds U.S. truck drivers and motorists are increasingly frustrated with the state of U.S. roads, preferring well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways.
May 16, 2014
American Trucking Associations asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a 6-month delay in the start date for the medical examiner registry.
Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.
May 15, 2014
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.
May 14, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing rules to protect drivers from coercion by their employers, shippers, receivers or brokers. The rules are aimed in particular at preventing abuse concerning driver hours of service, the commercial drivers license, drug and alcohol rules and hazardous materials rules.
Having an appointment system for truckers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey is among one of many items being considered by a task force set up by the port to speed up truck movements at the facility.
May 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
May 12, 2014
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.
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