Latest Truck Driving Stories

Prime - Fit for Success

Wednesday, Jun 26 2013

Prime Inc. was founded by Robert E. Low in 1970. Low began the Missouri-based company with one dump truck and one vision - to provide the ultimate customer satisfaction and damage-free delivery of shipments. Ten years later, this vision enabled Prime to become a $50 million operated company serving from their corporate ... read more

Focus on...Jacksonville

Friday, Jun 21 2013

Jacksonville, “America’s Logistic Center”, is the contiguous United States’ largest city in area extending over 874 miles. Bordered and divided by numerous waterways, Jacksonville’s strategic location along the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River allows the city to act as a key supplier for Florida and much of ... read more

Oversize load hit braces prior to bridge collapse

Tuesday, Jun 18 2013

On May 29, a 2010 Kenworth truck-tractor with a 1997 Aspen flatbed trailer loaded with a casing shed was traveling south on I-5 when it crossed a bridge at milepost 228.25 in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. It was following a pilot car. According to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety ... read more

Ryder a Top Green Provider of 2013

Monday, Jun 10 2013

In 1933, John Ryder placed a down payment on a Model A Ford and began his vision to create his own trucking business. Ryder System, Inc. began as one man’s dream, and in the last 80 years, has flourished into a “greener” Fortune 500 industry company. The company announced on June 4th ... read more

Will EOBRs result in driver harassment? Survey says...

Thursday, Jun 6 2013

An Information Collection Request (ICR) consisting of interviews and surveys submitted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may help determine whether or not the use of Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs) could establish a form of driver harassment when used by carriers or enforcement personnel. EOBRs are used to ... read more

Focus on...Baltimore

Friday, May 31 2013

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, is home to an economy that relies on the waterways that outline a large portion of the city’s borders. With over 2 million people residing in the Greater Baltimore area, there is always a steady flow of goods traveling through Baltimore’s ports and ... read more

OOIDA challenges FMCSA's DataQs again

Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) driver records and DataQs appeals process is being challenged for the second time with another law suit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The FMCSA’s DataQs system is a process that allows drivers to appeal any violations that they ... read more

Landair Transport attracting owner operators

Thursday, May 23 2013

Landair Transport says it is offering a top-of-the-industry experience for owner operators with its competitive pay package and the necessary extensive support owner operators need to assure a successful business.  The Greenville, Tenn.-based dry van carrier is a privately owned company operating mainly in the eastern half of the ... read more

Focus on...Pittsburgh

Tuesday, May 21 2013

The city of Pittsburgh, nicknamed the City of Bridges, serves well as a bridge itself that joins Appalachia to the Midwest. Hemmed into the western side of Pennsylvania by the Appalachian Mountains, Pittsburgh generally aligns closer to Ohio’s cities in grit, experience, and determination than it does with Philadelphia ... read more

Iowa DOT partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

Wednesday, May 15 2013

On May 8th, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced their recent partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in the state's continuing efforts to prevent human trafficking.  The Iowa DOT's involvement stems from the initiative set forth by the state's Attorney General's office. The AG office began the Human Trafficking Enforcement ... read more

New Mexico inspection program receives top award

Wednesday, May 8 2013

New Mexico’s Smart Roadside program, a high-tech commercial vehicle screening system, has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Innovations in Government” by the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. The electronic sensoring program identifies high-risk vehicles and targets them for inspection. The New Mexico Department of Public ... read more

C.R. England works through grief

Monday, May 6 2013

C.R. England has risen to success as one of America’s largest trucking companies in large part, because the company has been able to maintain their focus and strong leadership through highs and lows. These characteristics have served them well through the recent unexpected death of CEO Wayne Cederholm. ... read more

Arguments against cross-border program unpersuasive

Wednesday, May 1 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) U.S. – Mexico cross-border trucking program has been found not to be violating any federal statutes or regulations. That was the ruling of a U.S. appeals court concerning the seven separate arguments against the cross-border pilot program laid out by the ... read more

CRST Int'l opens state-of-the-art driver training facility

Friday, Apr 26 2013

April 22 marks the date of the grand opening celebration of CRST International’s new driver training and truck repair facility. The nearly 19-acre site is located in the Agua Industrial Park in Riverside, California. Replacing a much smaller operation in Fontana, Calif., and almost a year in the making, the $13 ... read more

Focus On... Minneapolis

Monday, Apr 22 2013

The largest city in the state of Minnesota, Minneapolis is a regional power in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The Minneapolis-Saint Paul area is often called the “Twin Cities” due to the close proximity of the cities; the combined metro population of 3.3 million spreads out on both ... read more