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Underride Legislation Faces Opposition from Trucking Groups

Underride Legislation Faces Opposition from Trucking Groups

Reintroduced bipartisan legislation to mandate underride guards on large commercial trucks was met with opposition from the trucking industry, with both ATA and the OOIDA voicing their objections to the proposed rule.

March 12, 2019

Coalition of Trade Groups Throw Support Behind Younger Truck Driver Bill
OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.

February 28, 2019

Bill to Lower Interstate Truck Driving Age Reintroduced
ELD Adoption Fails to Reduce Truck Accidents, Study Says
J.B. Hunt Reports 20% Increase in Revenue for Year, Expects Growth in Intermodal
California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying a proper wage. NFI is appealing the decision.

January 11, 2019

Increased Truck Driver Pay Lowers Turnover Rates in 2018

Increased Truck Driver Pay Lowers Turnover Rates in 2018

ATA released its quarterly turnover rate numbers for the trucking industry, showing a decline of 11 percentage points in the third quarter for large truckload carriers. Increases to truck driver pay and a softening freight market were key to the lower turnover numbers.

January 4, 2019

Daimler Delivers Electric eM2 Truck to Penske Truck Leasing
Glass Hauler Makes Deliveries a Little Easier with Curtain System
J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt has reportedly settled a class-action driver wage lawsuit for $15 million after fighting the claims for more than a decade, a suit that has been cited in recent debates over when federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.

October 9, 2018

Trailer Suspensions: Getting What You Pay For

Trailer Suspensions: Getting What You Pay For

For some fleets, the upfront price of trailer suspensions is the most important spec, but for fleets looking longer term, it’s worth looking into the latest tech.

September 25, 2018

New California Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification
NTSB Explains How Video Recorders Could Have a Major Impact on Safety
Fleets Hit 7.28 MPG Average in Latest NACFE Efficiency Report
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