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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

Knight refurbishes rider policy

Wednesday, Aug 14 2013

Over the last 23 years, Knight has adapted to the many changes in both the trucking industry and to their customer’s truckload needs. Knight has become experts in various types of truckloads including dry van, reefer, dedicated, intermodal, port, and rail services. As an innovative company, employees are granted a ... read more

FMCSA proposes no new No-Defect DVIRs

Friday, Aug 9 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has put forth a proposal to void the requirement for commercial motor vehicle operators to submit -- and carriers to keep on file -- driver-vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) without any vehicle defects or deficiencies. No-defect DVIRs submissions create a substantial paperwork burden and ... read more

Pilot Flying J agrees to settlement

Friday, Aug 2 2013

A judge in the United States District Court in Arkansas has approved a settlement agreement involving A federal affidavit released April 18 revealed that some of Pilot Flying J's customers did not receive tens of thousands of dollars a month in fuel purchase rebates due them. Furthermore, the money owed to ... read more

J.B. Hunt holds a steady hand

Wednesday, Jul 31 2013

Wall Street, home to some of the biggest financial markets in the world. Here, investors make the trades and exchanges that affect consumers on a global scale. Countless movies and protests are focused on Wall Street due to the power contained within its walls. But companies would never reach such ... read more

Truck Driver Social Media Convention postponed

Friday, Jul 26 2013

The third annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention (TDSMC), scheduled for October 11th of this year, has been postponed until sometime in 2014. The convention was supposed to be held at the Harrah’s Resort and Convention Center in Kansas City, but after the further decline in Donna Smith’s health, ... read more

FMCSA clarifies required driver breaks

Wednesday, Jul 24 2013

Following closely behind the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s  (FMCSA) Hours of Service (HOS) regulations becoming effective July 1, a notice of regulatory guidance has just been released by the agency, clarifying what conditions must be met in order for a truck driver to record meal and other routine stops ... read more

Epes Carriers announces merger

Monday, Jul 22 2013

Epes Carriers, Inc., recently announced the merger between its two subsidiaries, Epes Transport System of Greensboro, N.C., and Texas Star Express Of Rockwall, Texas. Together, the company will named Epes Transport System and will be headquartered in Greensboro. In 1931, Epes Carriers was incorporated in Blacksburg, VA and soon began ... read more

Increased traffic congestion means stronger economy

Wednesday, Jul 17 2013

There’s bad news and good news for truckers. First the bad news: traffic congestion increased 9.3% nationally from May of 2012 to May of 2013. The good news is that the increase is an indicator of a strengthening economy. So says the latest monthly INRIX Gridlock Index report. INRIX is a data ... read more