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September 12, 2013

Roadrunner Purchases Arkansas Truckload Operation

Wisconsin-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired G.W. Palmer Logistics, a non-asset truckload service provider based in Batesville, Arkansas.

September 11, 2013

GAO Report Balks at Tanker Wetline Regulations

A new Government Accountability Office report throws cold water on Congressionally mandated plans to further regulate tanker wetlines, to the delight of the nation’s tanker carriers.

September 11, 2013

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

September 10, 2013

Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips

Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will see inspectors taking a closer look at brake systems on your trucks.

September 9, 2013

Teamsters Ready for UPS Supplemental Revote

Balloting is set to begin soon for Teamsters Union members at UPS to revote on seven supplemental agreements that were turned back when a national master agreement was approved earlier this summer.

September 9, 2013

Driver Input Sought for Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute has started its second phase of research on the effects of recent changes to the hours-of-service rules, which went into effect on July 1.

September 9, 2013

Trucking CFO Gets 30 Months in Prison For Check-Kiting Scheme

The chief financial officer of a trucking company has received a sentence of two and half years in prison in relation to a $3.6 million check kiting scheme.

September 9, 2013

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..

September 5, 2013

Trucking Revenues Increase in First Half of 2013

A new government report shows revenue in the trucking business increased 1.5% in the first six months of the year in the United States compared to the same time in 2012.

September 4, 2013

Former USA Dry Van Execs Charged in Alleged Scheme

Former trucking company executives Sergio Lagos, Aurelio “Jim” Aleman, and Oscar Barbosa were arrested following the return of a six-count federal indictment charging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

September 4, 2013

ATRI Releases Updated Operation Costs of Trucking Report

The average marginal cost per mile in 2012 was $1.63, a slight decrease from the $1.71 found in 2011, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's latest update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

September 3, 2013

C.R. England Thins Non-Driver Ranks

Trucking company C.R. England says it is responding to “a stagnant economy, increasing federal regulations and a tightening market for drivers” in making a decision to cut 81 non-driving positions from its workforce.

September 3, 2013

Trucking Tops List of Toll Road Scofflaws

The Illinois Tollway has posting a list of toll scofflaws on its website following Gov. Pat Quinn signing legislation allowing the tollway authority to publish the names of toll violators owing $1,000 or more.

August 29, 2013

Teamsters Approve Five of Seven ABF Supplement Agreements

Teamsters Union members at the trucking company ABF have approved five of the seven remaining supplements, while two did not pass.

August 28, 2013

Study: Highly Successful Trucking Companies Use Different HR Practices with Drivers

Highly successful companies use distinct practices in building their workforces and offer more benefits to recruit and retain drivers when compared to all other trucking companies, according to new research in the 2013 Texas Trucking Industry Study.

August 26, 2013

CARB Will Hold Carriers Responsible for Dispatching Non-Compliant Owner Operators

Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.

August 23, 2013

Pennsylvania Changing Bridge Weight Limits Starting August 29

Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.

August 22, 2013

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas emissions for its November issue on Top Green Fleets.

August 21, 2013

Truck Driver Was Distracted Before Bridge Crash, NTSB Says

A truck driver reported that he was distracted just before he ran into the car in front of him, pushing it off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below.

August 21, 2013

Lawsuit Against Swift Transportation Certified as Class Action

More than nine years after a suit was first filed against the carrier Swift Transportation, over claims it cheated drivers out of compensation, it has been certified as a class action.

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