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January 26, 2015

New Enrollment Requirements for TWIC Applicants

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration announced some changes to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential card program, used by truckers and other transportation workers to access the nation’s maritime ports.

January 22, 2015

West Virginia FedEx Freight Terminals Vote Against Teamsters

A day after announcing truck drivers at one FedEx Freight facility voted against representation by the Teamsters union, the company said Thursday another did the same.

January 22, 2015

Jury Rules Against Old Dominion in EEOC Lawsuit

A federal jury earlier this month found that the trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line violated federal disability discrimination law when it denied accommodation to -- and then fired -- a truck driver who self-reported alcohol abuse, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

January 21, 2015

Teamsters Lose Latest Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal

The Teamsters Union has lost another vote in its recent efforts to organize more drivers at FedEx Freight.

January 19, 2015

Werner Surpasses Veteran Hiring Goals

Werner Enterprises announced that it has hired more than 5,100 veterans in the last three years, surpassing a pledge it made in 2012 to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years.

January 14, 2015

This Trailer’s Smoking Brake Was a Nose Full

Senior Editor Tom Berg tries to warn a driver of a burning brake, but without success. Moral: Check the equipment you're driving.

December 4, 2014

Trucking Unlimited Buys TruckDrivingJobs.com

The acquisition will allow Trucking Unlimited to streamline the process of both finding and posting online driving jobs.m for $800,000.

November 4, 2014

Unsung Documentary Series: Baker Trucking

Tommy Baker, an undrafted amateur hockey player, is poised to take over his father's trucking business, Baker Trucking, but his Father Billy isn't sure if he's cut out for it. 

This video is part of Shell Rotella's Unsung documentary series that tells stories of unsung heroes and how their work and lifestyles are intertwined. 

June 19, 2014

Court Upholds Firing of Alcoholic Truck Driver

Lawyers for Sakari Jarvela claimed the company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and other federal law, after he was diagnosed with alcoholism in 2010.

June 19, 2014

NTSB: Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Was Speeding

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report of its investigation into the June 7 truck crash that severely injured celebrity Tracy Morgan along with killing one person, showing the truck driver was traveling well beyond the posted speed limit.

June 19, 2014

Attorney Warns Change in Florida Law Places CDLs at Greater Risk

A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.

June 18, 2014

Trucker Named OOIDA Regulatory Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Tuesday that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs.

March 26, 2013

Jury Awards $58.5 Million in Fatal Truck Crash Lawsuit

A jury in a Santa Fe, N.M. district court has awarded what’s believed to be one of the largest judgments in state history in a lawsuit stemming from a March 2010 crash involving a tractor-trailer that left one four-wheeler dead.

September 1, 2007

Return To Limbo

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

April 1, 2007

New faces Behind The Wheel

Truck drivers have traditionally been mostly white males, but a growing need for drivers and a changing population means that notion must change.

April 1, 2007

The Driver Debacle

Trucks are already parked because there are not enough drivers to move them. Labor analysts warn that in a few years the driver crisis will be worse – much worse. This series will give you tools to cope.

June 1, 2006

Trucking's 'Other' Problem

Finding drivers will get harder. How about taking the 'easy' way out?

May 1, 2006

Knights Of The Road: They're Still With Us

Four professionals show the world that doing the right thing is the right thing.

February 1, 2006

Safety Belt Non-Use: Let's Stop The Silliness

Truck drivers aren't getting the message, and it's costing lives – theirs.

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