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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.

May 4, 2015

Sometimes it's Driver Error; Sometimes it's an Optical Illusion

We all know some freeway off-ramp bends are too tight, but we sort of expect that. When the mainline of the highway has too tight a turn it can be shocking. All the more so when your eyes tell you the road is straight ...

March 19, 2015

Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.

March 11, 2015

TCA Announces Best Fleets to Drive For Winners

The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge announced the overall winners of the 2015 Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest at the TCA Annual Convention in Kissimmee, Fla.

March 10, 2015

Carrier Ordered to Pay Nearly Half a Million Dollars to 12 Former Drivers

The trucking company PAM Transport Inc. has been ordered to pay 12 of its former truck drivers a total of $477,399 in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

March 1, 2015

Commentary: Would You Drive for Your Fleet?

Are you treating your drivers like employees?That may sound like an odd question. Unless you use owner-operators, of course your drivers are employees. But … do you really treat them like the rest of your employees?

February 25, 2015

Women In Trucking Partners with University of Memphis on Index

Women In Trucking will begin work on a system to track the number of women serving in the trucking industry with the help of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Memphis.

February 23, 2015

Video: Changing Lanes - The Siphiwe Baleka Story

After failing to qualify for the Olympics, former competitive swimmer Tony Blake (now Siphiwe Baleka) found his new calling as a truck driver and now heads a training program to get his fellow drivers healthier while on the road. This Fox Sports segment follows his 20-year story. 

February 17, 2015

IdleAir Plans Shifting Into Higher Gear

One company that provides an alternative to idling big rigs at truckstops and truck terminals has plans for growth, including investing more money to fund a planned expansion.

February 9, 2015

About 100 California Port Truckers Approve New Labor Contract

After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

February 5, 2015

Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at Con-way Freight’s Orlando Terminal

The Teamsters Union on Thursday withdrew its petition for a representation election of truck drivers just hours before it was to happen at Con-Way Freight’s Orlando, Florida terminal.

February 3, 2015

FMCSA Orders South Dakota Carrier, Driver Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Mitchell, South Dakota-based trucking company and its owner-driver to be imminent hazards to public safety and ordered both to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate commercial operations.

January 30, 2015

Court Awards Seven Truckers $2 Million Over Wrongful Classification Claims

Seven U.S. port truck drivers last week won what a Teamsters Union-backed group called a “historic precedent-setting victory” against one trucking company, when they were awarded more than $2 million in a court challenge over claims of wage theft in the form of unlawful payroll deductions and expenses.

January 30, 2015

Carriers Named in 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Competition

The Truckload Carriers Association and the driver training company CarriersEdge have selected 20 trucking companies from across North America as top fleets in the Best Fleets to Drive For competition.

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.



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