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ATRI study says HOS will cost trucking industry

Friday, Jun 28 2013

Changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rule, which were made final in December 2011, were hailed at the time by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as being beneficial to the trucking industry to the tune of $133 million a year. Now, just as the new rule changes are about to become ... read more

Prime - Fit for Success

Wednesday, Jun 26 2013

Prime Inc. was founded by Robert E. Low in 1970. Low began the Missouri-based company with one dump truck and one vision - to provide the ultimate customer satisfaction and damage-free delivery of shipments. Ten years later, this vision enabled Prime to become a $50 million operated company serving from their corporate ... read more

Oversize load hit braces prior to bridge collapse

Tuesday, Jun 18 2013

On May 29, a 2010 Kenworth truck-tractor with a 1997 Aspen flatbed trailer loaded with a casing shed was traveling south on I-5 when it crossed a bridge at milepost 228.25 in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. It was following a pilot car. According to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety ... read more

Ryder a Top Green Provider of 2013

Monday, Jun 10 2013

In 1933, John Ryder placed a down payment on a Model A Ford and began his vision to create his own trucking business. Ryder System, Inc. began as one man’s dream, and in the last 80 years, has flourished into a “greener” Fortune 500 industry company. The company announced on June 4th ... read more

Will EOBRs result in driver harassment? Survey says...

Thursday, Jun 6 2013

An Information Collection Request (ICR) consisting of interviews and surveys submitted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may help determine whether or not the use of Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs) could establish a form of driver harassment when used by carriers or enforcement personnel. EOBRs are used to ... read more

OOIDA challenges FMCSA's DataQs again

Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) driver records and DataQs appeals process is being challenged for the second time with another law suit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The FMCSA’s DataQs system is a process that allows drivers to appeal any violations that they ... read more

Landair Transport attracting owner operators

Thursday, May 23 2013

Landair Transport says it is offering a top-of-the-industry experience for owner operators with its competitive pay package and the necessary extensive support owner operators need to assure a successful business.  The Greenville, Tenn.-based dry van carrier is a privately owned company operating mainly in the eastern half of the ... read more

Iowa DOT partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

Wednesday, May 15 2013

On May 8th, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced their recent partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in the state's continuing efforts to prevent human trafficking.  The Iowa DOT's involvement stems from the initiative set forth by the state's Attorney General's office. The AG office began the Human Trafficking Enforcement ... read more

New Mexico inspection program receives top award

Wednesday, May 8 2013

New Mexico’s Smart Roadside program, a high-tech commercial vehicle screening system, has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Innovations in Government” by the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. The electronic sensoring program identifies high-risk vehicles and targets them for inspection. The New Mexico Department of Public ... read more

C.R. England works through grief

Monday, May 6 2013

C.R. England has risen to success as one of America’s largest trucking companies in large part, because the company has been able to maintain their focus and strong leadership through highs and lows. These characteristics have served them well through the recent unexpected death of CEO Wayne Cederholm. ... read more