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:
9. FMCSA Declares Imminent Hazard on Three Drivers
Oct. 25 -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration named three truck drivers as imminent hazards for separate crashes in which people were either killed or seriously injured. The drivers had problems with potentially disqualifying medical conditions, blatant violations of hours of service, driving under the influence and other reckless behaviors. Read more.
8. 28 People Charged with Skimming More Than $1.7 Million from Trucking Companies
April 1 -- A 97-count indictment charged 28 people with violations including conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering for their roles in a scheme that allegedly skimmed more than $1.7 million from trucking companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more.
7. Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines
May 29 -- Senior Editor Tom Berg reported on customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups. Ford explained that the problems stemmed from moisture accumulation in the trucks’ charge-air cooler. Read more.