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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

Truck Drivers Choose Best Fleets in Annual Contest

Thursday, Sep 5 2013

Do you brag about your carrier fleet every chance you get? Are you a truck driver that is constantly taking to Twitter to let your followers know what a joy it is to work for your company? If you answered yes, maybe it's time to turn those 140 character raves into ... read more

Prime increases pay

Tuesday, Sep 3 2013

OTR (over the road) company drivers, independent contractors, and associates of Prime Inc., a leading refrigerated, flatbed, and tanker trucking company, just received some good news. The Springfield, Mo.-based carrier has implemented an increase in pay. OTR drivers (who are paid on a per mile basis) began receiving a ... read more

Frustrated truckers block Port of Oakland

Tuesday, Aug 27 2013

Truckers have had enough with logjams that keep them trapped in their rigs for hours and port workers who do not treat them with respect at the Port of Oakland. In protest, they blocked access to one of its major terminals and shut down five berths last Monday. Not only ... read more

EEOC must pay CRST court costs

Thursday, Aug 22 2013

In what is believed to be a record fee-sanction against the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), $4.7 million in legal costs must be paid by the agency to CRST Van Expedited, ordered by U.S. District Judge Linda Reade. The award is to compensate the Iowa-based truckload carrier for legal costs ... read more

Court says long-haul HOS rules to stay

Friday, Aug 16 2013

A ten-year struggle over long-haul truck drivers’ hours and rest time regulations may finally be at its end with the August 2 ruling by Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to uphold the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Hours ... read more