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February 9, 2017

Do You Have a Will?

Without a clear statement of your intentions in the form of a will, the state might make these decisions for you, or decide how to divvy up your assets – possibly including your truck if you're an owner-operator. Jim Park blogs about why drivers (and others) need to give this some thought.

January 11, 2017

ATA Announces 2017-2018 America’s Road Team

After a final round of selections, American Trucking Associations has named 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a group of elite truck drivers that will serve as trucking industry ambassadors.

January 9, 2017

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

November 10, 2016

Omnitracs: Veterans Make Safe and Reliable Truck Drivers

Independent research conducted by software provider Omnitracs finds military veterans to be safer and have fewer terminations than the average truck driver.

August 11, 2016

Flowers Foods Facing Employee Misclassification Problems

The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.

July 1, 2016

51-Year Driver Wins International Driver Excellence Award

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has named Bob Wyatt of Schneider, its 2016 International Driver Excellence Award winner.

July 1, 2016

Drive 4G-X OTR

weBoost, the global leader in cell signal boosters, announced the Drive 4G-X OTR, an all-in-one signal booster kit for truck drivers.

March 22, 2016

Backing off Back Pain

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.

March 10, 2016

Prime Driver Named Highway Angel of the Year

Prime truck driver Josh Grimaldi has been named the Highway Angel of the Year for helping a woman escape her crushed vehicle.

February 24, 2016

Goodyear Names Highway Hero Finalists

Goodyear Tire & Rubber will announce the winner of the 33rd Goodyear Highway Hero Award on March 31, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

February 9, 2016

Cosmo and the Woman Trucker

Cosmopolitan is not where most would-be truckers will turn for advice on launching a career behind the wheel.

January 26, 2016

TCA and CarriersEdge Announce 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge have announced the 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For, a listing 20 for-hire trucking companies deemed to be outstanding workplace experiences for employees and truck drivers.

January 20, 2016

Trucker Assists Woman Who Crashed in a Creek

Truck driver Steve Elliot of Phenix City, Ala., has been named a Highway Angel by the TCA for helping a woman search for her missing baby after she crashed her car into a creek.

January 13, 2016

Driver-Coercion Rule Takes Effect on Jan. 29

The new rule prohibiting acts of coercion aimed at compelling truck drivers to violate federal safety regulations takes effect on Jan. 29.

November 5, 2015

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.

October 23, 2015

Trucker Gets Jail Time for Threatening Safety Inspector

A truck driver who threatened a federal safety inspector has been sentenced to 9 months of incarceration as well as 40 hours community service and 12 months of supervised release.

October 21, 2015

Trucking Scores High with Americans, Poll Shows

A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.

October 18, 2015

Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention

PHILADELPHIA -- Fastport Inc., a job placement service active in an industry effort to hire military veterans for driver positions, has embarked on a retention campaign,

September 24, 2015

TCA Names Truckers Highway Angels for Helping Strangers

Jason Levreault of Manitoba, Canada and Josh Elmore of Lincolnton, N.C., are the most recent truckers recognized for their helpful acts in dangerous situations.

September 22, 2015

Truck Driver Work-Related Fatalities at Six-Year High

Fatal work-related injuries to commercial truck drivers last year reached their highest level in six years, per a summary of preliminary results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014 just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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