June 10, 2014 - Industry News
Robert Sutton, who drives for ABF Freight System of Fort Smith, Ark., has been honored as a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a family of four involved in a bad accident.
Tags: Drivers, Image, TCA Highway Angel
Winebrenner Transfer, a Hagerstown, Md.-based trucking company, will pay $42,000 to a female truck driver to resolve a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation, Driver Pay, EEOC
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
The trucking company New England Motor Freight has agreed to pay $870,500 to settle a federal class action lawsuit that it failed to get proper authorization from truck drivers before checking their credit reports and then later denying them employment.
Tags: Drivers, Litigation
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, New Jersey, Walmart, Fatigue
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload has purchased 550 new Kenworth, Volvo, Freightliner and Navistar tractors, most of which will be equipped with automated transmissions and all with 6x4 axles.
Tags: Drivers, Transmissions, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
Truckers Against Trafficking and Women in Trucking are looking for female drivers to participate in a pilot program that aims to fight human trafficking.
Tags: Women in Trucking, Truckers Against Trafficking, Image, Drivers
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations is seeking an exemption from the hours-of-service rule for drivers serving natural gas or oil wells.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, HOS, Hours of Service, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Regulations
May 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is reminding the trucking industry Wednesday marks the start of new regulations requiring that all U.S. DOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Safety & Compliance, ATA, American Trucking Associations, OOIDA
A new survey from the nation’s asphalt producers and contractors finds U.S. truck drivers and motorists are increasingly frustrated with the state of U.S. roads, preferring well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways.
Tags: Drivers, Congress, Research, Survey, Highway Funding, Highways
May 16, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a 6-month delay in the start date for the medical examiner registry.
Tags: FMCSA, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, Drivers, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
Love’s celebrated the reopening of its travel stop in east Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 15. The previous site was destroyed by a tornado in May 2010.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel
May 15, 2014 - Industry News
A driver was caught on video recently in a hair-raising battle with a prairie wind. And this time the driver won.
Tags: Drivers, Rollovers, Accidents
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing rules to protect drivers from coercion by their employers, shippers, receivers or brokers. The rules are aimed in particular at preventing abuse concerning driver hours of service, the commercial drivers license, drug and alcohol rules and hazardous materials rules.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Driver Coercion, Regulations, Safety & Compliance
Having an appointment system for truckers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey is among one of many items being considered by a task force set up by the port to speed up truck movements at the facility.
Tags: Drivers, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration early this month suspended a company and its owner from providing drug testing screening services.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Drug Testing, California, Crime & Fraud, Safety & Compliance, DOT Inspector General
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
There’s a big loophole in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to create a drug and alcohol clearinghouse, according to transportation and enforcement interests.
Tags: Drug Testing, FMCSA, Alcohol Testing, Drivers, Regulations, CVSA, National Private Truck Council, NPTC, NTTC, National Tank Truck Carriers, TCA, Truckload Carriers Association, J.B. Hunt, Schneider National, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Trucks equipped with electronic driver logs have significantly lower crash rates than those without, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration test.
Tags: FMCSA, ELDs, Electronic Logging Devices, Research, CVSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Seat Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey shows that the overall safety belt usage rate for drivers of all medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses rose from 78% in 2010 to new high of 84% in 2013
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Seat Belts, Safety & Compliance
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
It is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, inspections, Safety & Compliance, CVSA, Roadcheck
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Some time soon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will go public with its analysis of how to account for fault in the crash data it uses to assess carrier safety performance. Joe DeLorenzo, director of the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, said the agency is preparing a report to Congress and a Federal Register notice.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Safety & Compliance, Drivers, Regulations
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Occupational Safety Health Administration has ordered an Iowa company to reinstate a truck driver and pay him damages after he was fired for raising safety concerns.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, OSHA, Iowa
A 41-year-old Mississippi woman, seriously injured when her pick-up truck rolled over, after it was rear-ended by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer driver on a Texas interstate highway in 2011, was awarded $4.1 million by a Dallas, Texas jury.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Texas, Litigation, I-20, Interstate 20, R&L Carriers
Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions
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