January 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Drivers are going to have to keep a copy of their medical certificate on hand for another year, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Med Card, Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
January 7, 2014 - Industry News
Teamster local union leaders representing UPS Freight workers across the country have endorsed a new tentative national agreement.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Teamsters, UPS Freight
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
UPDATED -- An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that New Prime retaliated against a truck driver by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical attention for a work-related injury.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Department of Labor, Prime Inc.
Trucking and related services provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacer Internation, the third largest provider of intermodal transportation services in North America.
Tags: Drivers, Cross-Border Trucking, Intermodal, Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics, Pacer International
January 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. to compensate a worker who refused to drive in violation of safety regulations.
Tags: FMCSA, OSHA, whistleblower, Drivers
National Tank Truck Carriers has named eight professional tank truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become the recipient of the Usher Award recognizing the tank truck industry’s professional driver of the year.
Tags: Awards, NTTC, Liquid Tank Trailers, Drivers, Tankers
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking will go into 2014 with two major safety proposals pending: electronic logs and a searchable database containing the results of driver drug and alcohol tests.
Tags: Regulations, FMCSA, Drug Testing, Alcohol, Drivers, CSA
December 27, 2013 - Industry News
As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud
December 26, 2013 - Industry News
Crete Carrier Corp. and its refrigerated division, Shaffer Trucking, have gotten approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide on-the-job training to veterans and other eligible trainees through the GI Bill.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, Veterans, Crete Carrier Corp.
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
Christmas came a couple of days early for the parent of several less-than-truckload carriers, saying it has reached an agreement with certain holders of notes that will allow it to reduce debt by approximately $300 million.
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
Emergency hauling declarations, suspending hours of service rules for truck drivers, are piling up across the nation.
Tags: FMCSA, Gasoline, Drivers, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Diesel Fuel, Weather, Propane Transport
New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours-of-service regulations for truckers could mean increased costs for consumers, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Hours of Service, HOS
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
The founder and one-time head of a group that sells insurance to truck drivers has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using numerous foreign trusts and secret Cayman Island bank accounts as part of a scheme to avoid paying more than $7 million in income taxes and for lying to federal authorities.
Tags: Drivers, Insurance, FBI, Owner-Operators
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
United Road Services and its owner, Charlesbank Capital Partners, have purchased the Auto Transport Division of Waggoners Trucking.
Tags: Drivers, Mergers & Acquisitions, United Road Services, Waggoners Trucking
December 12, 2013 - Industry News
An emergency order has been issued in North Dakota for truckers delivering diesel fuel. The move by Gov. Jack Dalrymple is in response to colder-than-normal temperatures leading to extremely low supplies of diesel.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Minnesota, North Dakota, Diesel Fuel, Winter, Propane Transport
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
According to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Drivers
December 9, 2013 - Industry News
Two of the nation’s largest distributors of food to commercial kitchens are merging creating one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets.
Tags: Drivers, Private Fleets
The parent to several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, has announced that local union leaders of the Teamsters Union have approved sending the company's proposed changes to the current Memorandum of Understanding to its 26,000 YRCW members for a vote.
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has authorized a program to continue a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the road network at the agency’s New Jersey marine terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Road Construction, Port Trucking
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Dayton, Ohio, off I-75, expanding its presence in the Buckeye State. The new Love’s is open 24 hours a day and features 98 truck parking spaces.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Diesel Fuel, DEF, I-75, Ohio
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
There is a new reason for truckers to worry about four-wheelers during the holidays, with a new survey showing aggressive driving is higher during this time of the year.
Tags: Drivers, Driving Safety
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
After sponsoring three highly successful weight-loss challenges within the trucking industry, with more than 7,600 pounds lost, the Truckload Carriers Association has now added a 30-week maintenance component. Combined with the initial 10 weeks of weight loss, the entire program will last for 10 months in 2014, and will be called the “Long-Haul Weight Loss Showdown.”
Tags: Drivers, Driver Health
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
A trucking company that was fined more than $1 million dollars earlier this month for firing employees who blew the whistle for its illegal activities says it will fight the decision.
Tags: Drivers, OSHA, Safety & Compliance
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