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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

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