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
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
Nussbaum Transportation announced that it would be giving its over-the-road drivers a 6% pay increase beginning in January 2015. The pay will be increased from 42 cents to 52 cents per mile based on the length of haul, with a minimum pay guarantee of $1,050.
Tags: Nussbaum Transportation, Driver Pay, Drivers
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
Few truck drivers feel they are harassed by their employers or shippers, and drivers who use electronic logs experience no more harassment than those who use paper logs. Those are the key findings of a survey by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, HOS, ELDs, Hours of Service
An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published new information to answer common questions from trucking industry stakeholders about its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, CSA
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
One of the nation’s largest truckstop chains will soon have one less location and truckers will reportedly lose nearly 130 parking spaces along the Interstate 81 corridor.
Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Truckstops, I-81, Interstate 81, Travel Centers of America, Truck Parking
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union chalked up its second win at FedEx Freight when a group of 113 drivers at the company’s South Brunswick, N.J., terminal voted Friday to join Teamsters Local 701.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on Thursday, the day before vote.
Tags: Drivers, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL, Teamsters
October 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration took a step toward the pending electronic logging mandate with a notice about registering the devices log manufacturers will bring to market.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Regulations, Hours of Service, Information Technology, Safety & Compliance, Drivers
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Truck drivers should not use hands-free phones while driving, says the National Transportation Safety Board. The Board’s recommendation was one of several changes it wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make in the wake of a 2013 truck-train crash that caused a derailment, hazmat fire and explosion.
Tags: FMCSA, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Drivers, Regulations
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Tuesday said it awarded $1 million in grants to nine technical and community colleges across the country to help train nearly 400 returning military veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Training, Veterans
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Driver Turnover
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
After years of attempting to organize drivers at trucking company FedEx Freight, the Teamsters Union on Tuesday scored its first victory.
Tags: Drivers, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
Drivers working out of FedEx Freight’s Cinnaminson, New Jersey, facility have rejected an organizing attempt by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight, Teamsters
October 5, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO – Even though next year is still about three months away, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set some priorities for 2015, including electronic logs and "inspection modernization."
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, CSA, ATA MC&E
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
In a response to a lawsuit against Walmart related to an accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan and a Walmart tractor trailer, Walmart stated that Morgan and the other passengers involved in the crash disregarded their own safety by choosing not to wearing seat belts.
Tags: Seat Belts, Fatigue, Accidents, Walmart, Litigation, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
LTL carrier Con-way Freight is enhancing its compensation package for drivers, increasing current pay rates and reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach the top pay scale.
Tags: Con-way Freight, LTL, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc., Drivers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a tractor-trailer bus crash that happened Friday evening, killing four people and injuring more than a dozen others.
Tags: Accidents, Oklahoma, Interstate 35, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
For truckload carriers, the number one problem is the driver shortage – but the reasons go beyond pay, said Stifel's John Larkin at TMW Systems’ annual user conference in Nashville Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, TMW Systems, Stifel Nicolaus, Driver Pay
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $10 million to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs.
Tags: Drivers, Enforcement, Independent Contractors
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