August 25, 2014 - Industry News
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
August 20, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to violate trucker hours of service regulations.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance
A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Prime Inc., Litigation, EEOC
August 17, 2014 - Industry News
Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh on Saturday..
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Transport America announced a pay increase for all current and potential drivers working for the company.
Tags: Driver Pay, Transport America, Owner Operators, Fleets, Drivers
An Oregon trucker wrongly fired for refusing to drive an unsafe vehicle will get her job back, plus reimbursement for back wages and compensation for fees associated with the case, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload has announced the rollout of an enhanced driver compensation package that raises per-mile pay, effective Sept. 7 for both company drivers and independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Con-way Truckload, Driver Pay, Con-way Inc.
August 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has designated September 7 through September 13 as Brake Safety Week, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.
Tags: Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, Safety & Compliance, CVSA
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
It said the need is due to growing needs across the company’s driving divisions, including: van truckload, dedicated, intermodal, tanker and regional operations.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Schneider
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The California Supreme Court issued a decision this week affirming the state’s labor and unemployment compensation laws are not preempted by federal statute, specifically the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that its waiver program that helps experienced veterans and active duty personnel transition into commercial truck and bus drivers positions has been expanded.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Veterans, Drivers
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.
Tags: Drivers, C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Litigation, Independent Contractors
July 24, 2014 - Industry News
Help Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.
Tags: Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass, Mississippi, Enforcement, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Two federal agencies will work together to prevent retaliation against drivers who report safety or health violations.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, OSHA
July 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.
Tags: Drivers, Truck Safety, Research, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety & Compliance, Automated Driving
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Massachusetts, Safety & Compliance, Litigation
Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Nebraska, Safety & Compliance
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Maverick Transportation has recently announced several changes to their driver pay scale, including substantial mileage pay increases, which will impact all incoming drivers no matter their experience.
Tags: Driver Pay, Maverick Transportation, Fleets, Drivers
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Teamsters
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.
Tags: Drivers, Insurance, Information Technology, Independent Contractors
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
In an effort to match up available jobs in trucker with prospective candidates, the Iowa Motor Truck Association has created and launched an interactive jobs board specific to the trucking industry.
Tags: Drivers, Iowa, Employment
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