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FST Express files latest post-settlement suit against Pilot Flying J

Friday, Oct 18 2013

Columbus, Ohio-based carrier FST Express is suing truck stop giant Pilot Flying J claiming to have lost more than $75,000 amid allegations that the truck stop giant carried on an intentional and systematic fuel rebate scheme that was brought to light by a federal investigation in April of this year. By ... read more

Truckers Ride gets Colbert Treatment

Thursday, Oct 10 2013

Truckers Ride for the Constitution has been gaining an overwhelming number of followers since its inception in mid-September. Currently, the Facebook page has over 120 thousand likes and a projected 3000 people should be in DC this weekend for the protest. The movement, created by Zeeda Andrews, has taken on a few ... read more

CRST Expedited increases driver pay

Thursday, Oct 10 2013

Drivers for CRST Expedited got some good news last week. They will all be receiving an increase in pay. They can thank CRST Expedited’s decision to invest $10 million in retaining current drivers and recruiting new ones. The jump in pay goes for new drivers as well as existing drivers ... read more

Butler Transport drives quality

Monday, Oct 7 2013

Butler Transport began in the late 1980s in Kansas City, Kansas. Over the last twenty-five years, the company has built a reputation of providing their customers (new and old) with the highest quality, dependable transportation service a trucking company can offer. Butler’s commitment to their customers allows the company, ... read more

Walmart Driver Reaches 4 Million Safe Miles

Thursday, Oct 3 2013

It’s not everyday Walmart gets to celebrate a driver reaching 4 million safe miles. In fact, it’s only happened once in their entire history. Warren Greeno became Walmart’s first driver to reach this major accomplishment and earned quite the celebration. On September 21st, at the end of National ... read more

FMCSA shuts down TX trucking company

Tuesday, Oct 1 2013

On August 12, 2013, a driver for Laredo, Texas-based REDCO Transport crashed into a motor vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the road. The accident caused three fatalities, including the truck driver's. The subsequent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigation resulted in an order for REDCO to immediately cease ... read more

Colorful Documents Keep Flying J in the News

Friday, Sep 27 2013

Unfortunately for Jimmy Haslam, Pilot Flying J CEO and majority owner of the Cleveland Browns, Flying J does not seem to be heading out of legal trouble or the news anytime soon. The sentencing conference for the 7 Flying J employees who actually confessed to fraud is not expected to be ... read more

FMCSA rethinks entry-level training

Wednesday, Sep 25 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has listened to feedback from the trucking industry regarding its 2007 entry-level training regulations and responded by withdrawing the rule. Instead, the agency will present a revised plan that more accurately reflects the information gathered for an effective entry-level drivers training program. Meanwhile, the ... read more

Schneider still trucking after all these years

Friday, Sep 13 2013

Over the last 76 years, Schneider National Inc. has adapted to the many changes that the trucking industry has endured, taking the privately owned company into the 3.5 billion dollar establishment that the customers know today. The company began when founder A.J Schneider purchased his first truck back in 1935. Since then ... read more

It's Brake Safety Week!

Monday, Sep 9 2013

Even under ideal circumstances, the braking distance for commercial trucks and buses is twice that of cars and other smaller vehicles. Brake system defects or out of adjustment air brakes further increase the safety risk of other users of our nation’s highways and, of course, that of commercial vehicle ... read more