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FMCSA closes DND Intl. after fatality

Friday, Apr 18 2014

Naperville, Illinois-based DND International, Inc. has been ordered to immediately shut down after an investigation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revealed it was an imminent hazard to public safety. Characterized as widespread and serious, the violations of federal regulations by DND International came into focus after a ... read more

"2014 Best Fleets to Drive For" named

Thursday, Apr 10 2014

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, have announced the top 20 winners of their annual contest and survey, the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For, which recognizes carriers that provide an outstanding place to work. Also named were five companies that were identified as “Fleets to Watch” for ... read more

Shell researchers collaborate with tractor pulling champion

Friday, Apr 4 2014

Four-time national tractor pulling champion, Larry Koester, recently met with scientists from Shell to learn more about the technology and innovation that keeps his team winning. On the way to Houston’s annual Livestock Show and Rodeo, Koester and his team sat down to discuss the next generation of motor ... read more

K&B Transportation, Schneider make announcements

Thursday, Apr 3 2014

K&B Transportation ups driver pay Company drivers for K&B Transportation’s Midwest Regional and National fleets will be receiving an increase in pay starting April 28. The Sioux City, Iowa-based refrigerated carrier will be compensating its drivers by three cents more per mile. That brings the beginning ... read more

ELDs one step closer to the trucks

Wednesday, Mar 26 2014

With a goal of decreasing federal paperwork burdens and preventing fatigued drivers, The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on March 12 its proposal to require interstate commercial truck drivers to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles. The ELDs are meant to ... read more

FY 2015 DOT budget brings controversy

Wednesday, Mar 19 2014

After releasing the budget for fiscal year 2015, President Obama and his administration are receiving criticism from the trucking industry for failing to recognize the importance of freight and passenger transportation. The proposed 3.9 trillion fiscal budget provides a total of $91 billion in discretion and mandatory budgetary resources for the Department of ... read more

Anne Ferro set to speak at MATS Fleet Forum

Thursday, Mar 13 2014

Anne Ferro, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief, is set to speak at the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. Ferro will give an update on federal trucking legislation and regulations when she speaks at the Fleet Forum, along with other prominent fleet executives. The MATS Fleet Forum is a ... read more

ATFI fights for toll free interstates

Monday, Mar 10 2014

A national coalition, which includes many trucking companies and trucking trade groups, has been launched to keep interstates toll-free. The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) was formed to make known its belief that a sustainable solution to the United States’ transportation funding should not include placing new tolls on existing ... read more

California lets the cameras roll

Friday, Mar 7 2014

California State Senator Jerry Hill called into question continuous videotaping surveillance of truck drivers on the job. Hill argued that the continuous taping may be in violation of California’s Labor Code 1051. Upon review, California’s attorney general, Kamala Harris, has concluded that in-cab videotaping is not in violation of ... read more

Daily Express launches Daily Expedited division

Monday, Mar 3 2014

Daily Express, Inc. has announced the launch of a new division within their company. Daily Expedited, an open-deck, high-mileage division of Daily Express, opens up a host of new opportunities to both clients and drivers. As the name implies, this new division will provide delivery that is prioritized, on time, ... read more