Trucking News

Here you will find the today’s top trucking news. We add new content daily, so check back often to stay up to date on all things trucking-related!

Truck Driver Will Not Face Charges For Washington Trooper's Death

Truck Driver Will Not Face Charges For Washington Trooper’s Death

“There was no one single cause for this tragedy,” said Captain Charles LeBlanc, commander of the Patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division. “There was a combination of circumstances that led to a horrific end.”
Truck Tonnage Up Slightly For February 2013

ATA Calls On FMCSA To Address ‘Mounting Problems’ Caused By HOS

"The TRUE Safety Act will put the brakes on these rules until they can be thoroughly vetted," Graves said. "We're confident that once they are independently and objectively reviewed, FMCSA will have no choice but to undo what it has done."
Cargo Theft Traditionally Increases During Holiday Season

Cargo Theft Traditionally Increases During Holiday Season

Thieves are busier during the holidays, FreightWatch International says.

DOT Proposes ‘Key’ Highways For Freight Network

"Our highways are essential to commerce and the American traveler," said FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez. "By identifying critical freight highways, we will focus more attention on the routes upon which America’s businesses rely."
Company Cited For Workers Death

Ohio Carrier Ordered To Pay 2 Drivers Who Refused To Continue With Load

“No truck driver should be forced to drive while tired, sick or in violation of truck weight or Hours of Service requirements. OSHA will continue to defend America’s truck drivers against unscrupulous employers who unlawfully retaliate against drivers who assert their right to drive safely."
HOS Exemptions

80% Affected By New HOS: More Drivers Needed To Haul Same Freight

Tell us how the changes to HOS have affected you.

UPS Pays $247,000 In Damages To Truck Driver

A final decision was issued regarding driver Tim Bishop’s case against UPS last Friday (November 15th 2013) by Judge Daniel Solomon of the U.S. Department of Labor. UPS has been ordered to reinstate and pay...
13-Year-Old Takes Dad's Truck For Joyride

13-Year-Old Takes Dad’s Truck For Joyride

Not once, but twice!
Group Denies Validity of Crash Statistics

ATA Calls For Clarity On ‘Misleading’ NHTSA Crash Report

The study, "paints an incomplete and misleading picture of the trucking industry."
Driver Stabbed In Neck At New Jersey Motel

Driver Stabbed In Neck At New Jersey Motel

Drivers, if you were in the area on Wednesday night and saw anyone matching this description, please call the Westhampton Township Police at (609) 267-3000.
Florida Truck Driver Struck and Killed By Maryland State Police Officer

Florida Truck Driver Struck and Killed By Maryland State Police Officer

A 39-year-old truck driver was struck and killed by a Maryland State Police officer on Wednesday in Garrett County, Maryland.
ATA Files Suit Against the NY Thruway Authority

ATA Files Suit With NY Thruway Authority Over ‘Toll Diversion’

According to the lawsuit, the Thruway’s toll rates violate the Commerce Clause because they “are not based on a fair approximation of commercial truckers’ use of the Thruway,” and “are excessive in relation to the benefits conferred on commercial truckers for paying those tolls.”

Tragic Accident Claims Life Of Driver On I-20

Early this morning, a driver was tragically killed in a fiery crash. The accident occurred in Texas on Exit 310, of I-20 near Clyde, Texas around 6:30AM. View Larger Map The trailer that the driver had been...
Missouri Highway Shooting Dash Cam Footage

Dash Cam Footage Of Missouri Highway Shooting Released

This shocking dash cam footage of a highway shooting has recently been released! A 42-year-old Kansas City man, Alan Hampton (who was strung out on meth and armed at the time of the incident) has...

Mayflower Truck Caught Smuggling Drugs Through Cranbury

Two California men have been arrested for smuggling drugs (allegedly) along the New Jersey Turnpike. Does all this talk of Cranbury and Mayflower have anyone else wanting to make a Thanksgiving joke? The Mayflower truck (owned...
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