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TCA names Colston Highway Angel

Wednesday, Feb 26 2014

The Truckload Carriers Association has recognized its most recent Highway Angel. Thomas L. Colston of Burleson, Texas received the award for his actions helping the victims of a November 2013 multi-vehicle crash. Colston has been driving for over 18 years and currently drives for Frito-Lay, Inc., based in Dallas. On November 22, 2013, Colston ... read more

Obama seeks tighter standards

Tuesday, Feb 25 2014

Once again, President Barack Obama is seeking more stringent regulations for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in order to raise fuel efficiency and cut down on carbon emissions. He is instructing the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency to put forth a first draft of the new regulations by ... read more

Drivers, Company Shutdown by FMCSA

Thursday, Feb 20 2014

Two drivers have been declared imminent hazards to public safety by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in recent weeks. Tennessee-licensed truck driver Ricky L. Hatfield and his company, Hatfield Trucking of Tazewell, Tenn., have been ordered to immediately cease operations. Also, Florida-licensed truck driver Devon L. House has ... read more

ABF Freight Systems driver named Highway Angel

Tuesday, Feb 18 2014

The Truckload Carriers’ Association has named their most recent Highway Angel. David Flaherty, a professional commercial driver for ABF Freight Systems, Inc. from Walkertown, NC, received the award earlier this week after his alertness and quick action helped ensure the safety of another driver. Flaherty was driving on I-85 near ... read more

FMCSA study says new rule is good

Thursday, Feb 13 2014

In long anticipated action, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) finally released the results of its real-world hours-of-service study on January 30th. The main finding of the research says that the current hours-of-service restart rule for truck drivers is a better deterrent for driver fatigue than the rule it ... read more

FMCSA adds propane haulers to HOS exemptions

Tuesday, Feb 4 2014

Due to the rare winter storms and record freezing temperatures across the southern region of the U.S., some extra measures are being taken to help Midwestern and Southern residents keep warm. The latest hours-of-service (HOS) exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) include operators in southern states ... read more

Snow Shuts Down South

Thursday, Jan 30 2014

As the South made national news this week for the cold front that immobilized millions of residents, thousands of them on the roads when the storm hit, it became a source of amusement for the rest of America. Interstates would have come to a screeching halt if the quick glazing ... read more

Trapped Trucker Saved by Voice Dial

Tuesday, Jan 21 2014

This month’s fierce winter storm thrust a trucker into a terrifying ordeal that resulted in his life being saved by persistent calls from his wife and the technology of voice dialing. Tim Rutledge, a 53-year-old driver from Orlando, was at an Indianapolis truck stop when a foot of snow, ... read more

Trucking Companies Think Outside the Box

Wednesday, Jan 15 2014

According to the U.S. government, projections show that 330,000 new truckers will be needed by 2020. Today, in 2014, trucking companies are already facing this shortage and have been for quite some time. With over 250,000 vacant truck driving jobs as of now, trucking companies are being forced to think outside of the ... read more

Winter weather leads to HOS exemptions

Wednesday, Jan 15 2014

Last week’s fierce winter storm brought snow measured in feet onto U.S. roads and highways along with ice and high winds, creating dangerous driving conditions and traffic snarls throughout the nation. Roads in the Midwest in particular were so bad that even rock salt wasn’t effective. If ... read more