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April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators

April 16, 2013 - Industry News

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

Tags: ATA, Clean Truck Program, California, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

DriveAtlas to Fill Nearly 150 Driver Jobs Through Direct Fleet

DriveAtlas announced opportunities for 148 additional owner-operators in 2013 through the Shuttle Fleet, as well as both the Commercial Truckload and Special Products divisions.

Tags: Atlas Van Lines, Drivers

April 12, 2013 - Industry News

Medical Services Added To Bordentown Petro

TravelCenters of America has opened a medical clinic at the Petro Stopping Center, located off I-295, Exit 57, in Bordentown, N.J. This is the first medical clinic offering in the state for the chain and its 18th location nationwide offering medical services.

Tags: TA, Petro, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, TravelCenters of America, Drivers, Driver Health, Health, Truckstops

April 9, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Agrees To $2.75 Million Settlement Over Disclosure Claims

U.S. Xpress will pay $2.75 million as part of a settlement stemming from a federal court case over claims that it did not provide required discloses about background checks to those applying for truck driving jobs.

Tags: U.S. Xpress, Litigation, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Drivers, Recruiting

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Awarded More Than $2 Million in Court Decision Over Injuries

Jurors in a St. Louis federal court have handed down a more than $2 million dollar decision to a truck driver as a result of injuries he received while unloading.

Tags: Lawsuits, Workers' Compensation, Drivers

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Landair Transport Focuses on Owner-Operators for Growth

Landair Transport, Greenville, Tenn., announced plans to give professional owner operators the opportunity to be a bigger part of its team.

Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Owner-Operators, Landair Transport

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Trucker Wins Case for Refusing to Drive, Another Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud

A trucker who refused to drive a truck he believed was unsafe is getting his job back in addition to lost pay, while another has been order to pay money back and has been sentenced to jail in a workers compensation fraud case.

Tags: Workers' Compensation, Fraud, Drivers

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Labor Department Orders Carrier to Pay Back Wages

Contract Transport has agreed to pay 201 truck drivers a total of $160,073 in back wages and fringe benefits after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that the trucking company violated provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act.

Tags: Department of Labor, Fleets, Drivers

March 29, 2013 - Industry News

Truck Driver Input Wanted for Survey about CSA Impacts

The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit trucking research organization, has launched its third annual commercial driver survey to identify impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program.

Tags: CSA, ATRI, Drivers

March 27, 2013 - Industry News

Survey Shows Fleet Use of E-logs, CSA Compliance Methods and Costs along with Expansion Plans

Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.

Tags: EOBR, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA Eases CDL Process for States

The agency agreed that it is too burdensome to require states to conduct background checks on all test examiners. Now the checks are required only when the examiner is hired.

In response to petitions from states and the industry, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is changing provisions of its commercial driver’s license rule.

Tags: FMCSA, CDL rule, CDL testing, Drivers

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

CDL Schools Say Proposed Training Standards Would Make Driver Shortage Worse

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro, right, and a panel of FMCSA officials listen to comments about proposed entry level driver training regulations.

In a Friday "listening session" the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hosted regarding its proposed entry-level driver training stories, truck driver training school officials warned that the proposal would make the current driver shortage even worse.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Training, Driver Shortage, Mid-America Trucking Show, Anne Ferro

March 21, 2013 - Industry News

Goodyear Names 30th Highway Hero: Jason Harte

Chosen from four finalists, Jason Harte of Rogers, Ark., today accepted the 30th Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show, which is taking place this week in Louisville, Ky.

A truck driver who rescued a family of six from a smashed minivan has been named the 30th Goodyear Highway Hero.

Tags: Goodyear Highway Hero, Mid-America Trucking Show, Goodyear, Drivers

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Immigration Reform Could Affect Truck Driver Pool

President Obama is making comprehensive immigration reform a major goal for his second term, and in the wake of the 2012 presidential election many Republicans are saying the time has come to reconsider their party’s hardline stance. That could play into the driver shortage.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

States Ease CDL Restrictions for Military

In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report.

Tags: Drivers, CDL, Driver Shortage, Veterans

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

TCA Fleet Panel Sees Drop in Driver Applications, But Positive Signs on Economy, Freight, Rates

Lana Batts, Max Fuller, Derek Leathers and Dan England during TCA's Tuesday General Session.

The driver shortage is already intensifying, with the number of both new and experienced driver applicants down over the last couple of months, as economic signs lead to improved optimism about increases in freight and rates this year, according to a panel discussion of three major truckload executives Tuesday at the Truckload Carriers Conference annual convention in Las Vegas.

Tags: Drivers, Economy, Hours of Service, C.R. England, Werner Enterprises, TCA, U.S. Xpress

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

Grand Island Express, Landstar Winners in Best Fleets to Drive For Contest

Two fleets have been honored as the overall winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual survey and contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

Tags: Drivers, TCA, Owner-Operators, Landstar, Best Fleets to Drive For, Grand Island Express

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

Owner Operator Status Legislation Being Pushed in Two States

The question of whether owner-operator truckers are truly independent contractors or misclassified as employee drivers is at the heart of legislation in two states.

Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, New Jersey, Washington

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.

Tags: Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators

March 4, 2013 - Industry News

FMCSA to Host Session on Driver Training Rule at MATS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on its pending driver training rule at the Mid-America Trucking Show on March 22.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Mid-America Trucking Show, Drivers

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Odessa Woman Wins $600,000 Verdict in Sex Discrimination Case Against UPS

A federal court jury in Midland, Texas, awarded a $600,000 verdict against UPS in a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a former driver.

Tags: Drivers, UPS, Litigation

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

20 Fleets Named 'Best Fleets to Drive For'

The Yanke Group of Companies, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,is the only company to be named a "Best Fleet" for all five years since the program was launched.

Twenty trucking companies from across North America have been named the 2013 Best Fleets to Drive Forby the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.

Tags: TCA, Drivers, Recruiting, Retention

December 20, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Listening Session on Driver Training Rule

Federal truck safety regulators are looking for public comments on plans to toughen entry-level driver training requirements. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on the issue January 7 in Charlotte, N.C., at an American Bus Association meeting

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Training

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment

Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers and carriers are part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's preparation for a proposed new EOBR rule, due next July

Tags: EOBRs, FMCSA, Drivers

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