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Company Fined Nearly $1 Million for Hours of Service Violations, Firings
Company Fined Nearly $1 Million for Hours of Service Violations, Firings

August 18, 2014
OSHA says an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated an unnamed foreman plus two unnamed truck drivers for raising safety concerns after being told to...

Supreme Court Upholds California Driver Break Rules
Supreme Court Upholds California Driver Break Rules

May 5, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four...

Schneider: New HOS Rules Hurt Productivity

October 24, 2013
Since the new hour of service rules implementation on July 1, the fleet Schneider National says it has seen a 3.1% drop in productivity on solo shipments...

NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers
NIOSH Study Points to Significant Health Risks for Long-Haul Drivers

January 14, 2014
Long-haul drivers are plagued by significant health risks, according to a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Almost 70%...

Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment
Survey: Electronic Logs Don't Lead to More Driver Harassment

November 13, 2014
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...

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2
The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

December 27, 2013
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...

Hair Testing More Reliable for Detecting Illegal Drug Use, HHS Panel Told
Hair Testing More Reliable for Detecting Illegal Drug Use, HHS Panel Told

July 23, 2013
Five years of dual testing data from the trucking industry, which included over 200,000 DOT driver candidates from more than 25 different motor carriers,...

Treating drivers right keeps Nussbaum driver turnover low
Treating drivers right keeps Nussbaum driver turnover low

August 9, 2012
How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100%

Judge Rules Against Prime’s Same-Sex Driver Training Program

August 18, 2014
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.

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case
Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

July 25, 2014
A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the...