Eagle Motor Freight, Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Pilot, bringing the total number of claims against Pilot to fifteen.
Category: Trucking Industry
CDLLife visits the Platte City, Mo., weigh station to get a first hand look at Road Check 2013.
Remember the Ice Cream Truck Turf Wars between ‘Sno Cone Joe’ and ‘Mr. Ding-A-Ling?’ Well, it appears that there are two sides to this story on this one. A new piece of footage was introduced in court that exposed an interesting inconsistency in ‘Mr. Ding-A-Ling’s’ story. Joshua Malatino’s (owner of ‘Sno Cone Joe’) 11-year-old daughter caught [...]
A driver identification platform called DriveID has just recently been released in Las Vegas. Drive ID was created by a Louisiana company called Cellcontrol to block the driver of a vehicle from using their cellphone. This of course, only works if the driver has registered with the DriveID service. The cellphone blocking capabilities of this [...]
The Truck Safety Coalition joined last Tuesday with families and survivors of truck crash accidents, injuries, and fatalities, as well as with Senate and House sponsors and safety and labor advocates to take steps towards supporting a safety legislation which intents to freeze truck load weight and size restrictions. (SHIPA), the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Prevention [...]
Update: According to an Associated Press article, Nebraska state law enforcement officers have deemed the vandalism revolving around the protest of alcohol sales in Whiteclay to be ‘concerning.’ Yet another beer truck has been vandalized this month, bringing the total to two in three weeks. The Nebraska State Patrol has taken to supervising deliveries brought by [...]
Are too many converging factors preventing the trucking industry from fully recovering in 2013? The ATA’s chief economist thinks so.
Reports say that a 2-mile long arctic Norwegian tunnel was blocked for six days by 27 metric tons of flaming cheese. That’s right – cheese. A truck load of burning brunets cheese – a delicacy in Norway blocked – off the coastal tunnel from last Thursday until Monday when the fire was extinguished. According to [...]
The results of the Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) fourth quarter 2012 business expectations are in, showing that 80% of carriers are now willing to invest in young, properly trained drivers. This news follows a third quarter of 2012 report that proved difficult for carriers to swallow. That quarter, driver turnover increased 100%, leaving carriers wondering [...]
Is the bottom line of energy savings really the top reason natural gas is coming?
According to one trucking industry research group, the medium-heavy sector will be changing rapidly.
We wouldn’t argue that building a culture of safety helps the bottom line at a trucking company. But why not be more specific about how to value drivers?
An amendment will be made in the near future to the Michigan transportation law: 1949 PA 300, entitled “Michigan Violation Code” (Section 724(4) b, c, & d). This amendment will include several rule changes for drivers – including forgiveness for certain loads which are overweight in some circumstances. Once passed, the law will read: “Sec. [...]
During this holiday season wreaths were placed by the hundreds of thousands at the memorials and tombstones of the fallen defenders of our nation by Wreaths Across America. Pilot Flying J proudly contributed $100,000 to this Wreaths Across America’s campaign to honor the heroes who sacrificed their lives to defend our country. However, they admit [...]
Western Star is now offering an online community for truck drivers to help them learn more about their big rigs. Are you a Western Star owner?
In the freight-hauling world a few key issues are worrisome to fleet owners and managers, according to a recent American survey. What are they?
Driver turnover is still high. Find out what the ATA says is responsible.
Could natural gas be the next big economic boom for the nation and the trucking industry?
Will he or won’t he? Truck drivers want to know.
Get all the info you need to know about the upcoming changes to HOS regulations.
Just how bad is the driver shortage expected to get?
The Pride & Polish event schedule is still rolling. Find out where and when inside.
Two of the nation’s largest carriers lower their expectations during a season of fluctuating fuel prices.
Two large carriers experience different profit margins as erratic economic indicators test endurance.
Industry advocates say that CARB fuel standards are grossly unfair to businesses that are regulated by other states. Hearing begins this week.