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Nussbaum Transportation Raises Base Truck Driver Pay

For the second time in 2018, Nussbaum Transportation has increased truck driver pay, this time for an average of an additional 3 cents per mile as of July 1.

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Supreme Court Nixes J.B. Hunt Appeal on Driver Break Lawsuit

By declining to hear a review of J.B. Hunt's appeal to overturn a lower court ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a class action lawsuit filed by truck drivers against the motor carrier over meal and rest break rules to go forward. The lawsuit is headed to court in September—11 years after it was initiated.

TA Seeks Nominations for Truck Driver Citizenship Award

TravelCenters of America is looking for truck drivers who have positively represented the profession for its annual Citizen Drivers honor.

Trucking Group to Challenge California Supreme Court's Independent Contractor Ruling

The Western States Trucking Association plans to challenge a California Supreme Court ruling that it says will effectively end the use of trucking owner-operators in the state.

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

Fleets Boost Pay to Get Truck Drivers to Stay

In its latest quarterly Trends in Truckload Recruiting and Retention Survey, Driver IQ finds that most carriers are increasing driver pay in order to improve recruiting and retention efforts.

Women in Trucking Finds Increase in Female Drivers, Fleet Management

There are more women truck drivers and fleet management in the over-the-road trucking industry than there were a year ago, according to a research by the Women In Trucking Association.

Women In Trucking Contest Winner Awarded New Volvo Truck [Video]

Truck driver, Navy veteran, and mother of five Tiffany Hanna won a new Volvo Truck courtesy of Women In Trucking and Arrow Truck Sales and spoke with HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park about her advocacy of women drivers the trucking industry.

Are Truck Drivers Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve?

Motor carriers are turning down business because they don't have enough truck drivers. Yet the latest turnover numbers are down, and industry hiring is up. Many drivers, when they read articles about fleets facing a driver shortage, will tell you, it’s not a driver shortage, it’s a pay shortage. Are things changing?

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.