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FMCSA seeks input on carrier testing rule

Tuesday, Jan 7 2014

A listening session will be held Jan. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to get feedback on an entry level motor carrier testing rule. The FMCSA is required by MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) to develop and implement ... read more

Trucker Trainer demands "Give Me Ten"

Monday, Jan 6 2014

Press release issued by Van Leuven Communications Thursday, January 02, 2014 Rolling Strong Launches FREE “Give Me Ten” Driver Wellness Initiative Supported by FREE Live Weekly Coaching Sessions with Bob Perry, The Trucker Trainer Las Vegas, NV – Rolling Strong, the leader in driver wellness providing a driver wellness program that is driver-designed ... read more

Diamond Transportation Continues to Expand

Thursday, Jan 2 2014

Diamond Transportation Logistics, Inc. recently announced plans to expand its services to the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. Over the past decade, Diamond Transportation has only had the ability to serve customers throughout the entire Western region. With this expansion, Diamond Transportation will be able to accommodate customers in northern ... read more

ATA, MTA proposes real world study

Friday, Dec 27 2013

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) have proposed a two-year sleeper berth pilot program to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to be initiated in order to help government and industry gather scientific findings from real world trucking operations about the relationship between sleeper ... read more

Oregon's log haulers ask for HOS exemption

Thursday, Dec 19 2013

The Oregon Trucking Association (OTA) has applied for, on behalf of its timber haulers, a limited exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 30-minute rest break requirement in the agency’s hours-of-service regulations. Starting this past July 1, the FMCSA put into effect a rule that commercial motor ... read more

Landstar sells supply chain subsidaries

Tuesday, Dec 17 2013

Landstar Systems, Inc. recently announced that it has decided to sell its Michigan based supply chain subsidiaries (LSCS) to XPO Logistics, Inc. for $87 million dollars in cash. The definite agreement is set to close late in the 2013 fourth quarter or early in the 2014 first quarter. The supply chain subsidiaries includes ... read more

Awards pile up at Bison Transport

Friday, Dec 13 2013

Recently, Bison Transport was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the mid-market company division by Waterstone Human Capital. For the ninth year, this national program recognized top Canadian organizations with a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain competitive advantage. Bison Transport was the ... read more

OOIDA challenges California retrofit regulation

Wednesday, Dec 11 2013

Beginning January 2014, trucks with 1996 – 2006 year-model engines will have to be retrofitted with a diesel particulate filter to operate in California if CARB (California Air Resources Board) has its way. The CARB rule begins January 1 for fleets of three or fewer trucks, although there is an effective delay to January 31 with ... read more

New trucks for Werner's safe drivers

Thursday, Dec 5 2013

Werner Enterprises has developed an innovative way to recognize its drivers who have accomplished safe driving milestones. The program affords those drivers who reach one, two, or three million safe driving miles the opportunity to drive some new trucks with the added possibility of being equipped with special accessories options. ... read more

OSHA delivers for whistleblower protection

Monday, Nov 25 2013

Gaines Motor Lines Inc., Tim Gaines, and Rick Tompkins have been ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay more than $1,070,123 in compensation to four of the company’s former truck drivers. The drivers were terminated by the Hickory, N.C.... read more