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House Bill Aims for Narrow HOS Changes and to Speed Split-Sleeper Berth Reform

The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS, Act (H.R. 6178) would provide “narrow” relief to specific trucking niches and would enable the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to speed up its efforts to make the split sleeper berth exemption more flexible,

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Omnitracs Launches 'Big Rig Buddies' Contest

While driver satisfaction can be attributed to many factors, including technology that reduces paperwork and increase productive time spent on the road, pet companions provide benefits to their owners, including increased exercise, improved mood, lowered blood pressure and more.

House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill

No less than 42 trade associations are urging House transportation leaders to back a bill that would create a training pathway for truck drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to operate in interstate commerce.

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.

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.