October 28, 2015 - Industry News
This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Teamsters, Strikes, Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking's WageLock pay program and FleetWire mobile application are new initiatives aimed at improving the working lives of its drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Celadon, Driver Pay
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image
August 4, 2015 - Industry News
Freymiller Trucking has rolled out Freymiller Radio, a driver appreciation digital radio channel that streams live over the internet for truckers on the road.
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The satellite TV package will be available for as many as 150 company and lease-purchase drivers and owner-operators as a pass-along benefit for $60 per month.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Shortage
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
The CVSA has named Con-way Freight driver Ross Reynolds the first winner of its International Driver Excellence Award.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Awards, CVSA
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Penske Logistics, Supreme Court
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first obtaining an individual exemption.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Medical Examiners
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
Spontaneous applause broke out following an impassioned answer to a question by HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Steve Rush during a panel discussion Wednesday.
Tags: Drivers, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A Tennessee woman has been sentenced in federal court in to four years probation and eight months home detention following her conviction of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug and alcohol test results of drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, Alcohol Testing
A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
Tags: Florida, Drivers, Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in Washington State, according to a new report from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Tags: Drivers, Washington, Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union’s recent effort to organize drivers at FedEx Freight terminals is losing momentum with it pulling another organizing election petition.
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
A Kansas City, Missouri truck driver was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
For the fourth time in five weeks, the Teamsters Union has withdrawn an organizing election petition for drivers at one of FedEx Freight’s terminals.
Tags: Drivers, Tennessee, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Recruiting, Research
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path is neither simple nor quick.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, TCA, Immigration, Drivers, President Obama
The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from the provision, which says drivers must take a half-hour break in an 8-hour shift.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association, Regulations, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.
Tags: Security, Drivers, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
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