Good Deed: Rush-hour drivers give trucker a hand

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During afternoon rush hour a few weeks ago, my wife and I were heading north on Norcross Road toward Highway 153. Traffic was heavy in all directions. As we stopped for a red light at the intersection of Ely Road, a large pickup truck traveling east stalled in the middle of the intersection. The driver, […]

Doctors: Keep Drivers Off Road If Using Certain Prescriptions

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Doctors who advise federal regulators said last week that truck drivers should be kept off the road if they’re taking prescribed drugs such as OxyContin and Percodan, but they declined to recommend changes because current rules allow drivers legal use of the drugs. However, in a joint meeting, two key committees that […]

Freight Groups Ask White House for West Coast Port Talks Mediator

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More than 100 groups that are concerned about the direction of newly contentious West Coast port contract talks asked President Obama to name a federal mediator to foster a settlement. “While the parties to the negotiation stated earlier this year that they would continue operations throughout the negotiations, we have seen crisis levels of congestion […]

Lawmakers approve transportation funding plan in South Dakota

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PIERRE, S.D. — Lawmakers looking for ways to pay for hundreds of millions of dollars in necessary repairs to highways and bridges have finalized a proposal that will go to the Legislature. The Highway Needs and Financing Committee passed the recommendations on Friday. Republican Sen. Mike Vehle is chairman of the committee. Vehle’s plan would […]

NASTC names its America’s Best Drivers team 2014

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The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named the 13 member drivers of its 2014 America’s Best Drivers team, among them independent owner-operator Richard Clapp, based in Villa Grove, Ill., with 46 years behind him and upward of 4 million accident free miles. [related-post id="69088"/]The members of the groups represent, all told, 533 years of […]

Trucking Adds Jobs As Unemployment Rate Drops

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Unemployment in the U.S. fell again in October, pushing the unemployment rate to its lowest level since July 2008, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The economy created 214,000 jobs during the month, pushing the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent lower to 5.8%. The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs during October, 2.5% […]

TravelCenters Offer Complimentary Meals on Veteran’s Day

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TravelCenters of America is inviting all truck drivers who are veterans to have a complimentary meal on Veteran’s Day. Participating TA and Petro Stopping Center sit down restaurants will be providing free meals for veterans to honor their service to the country. On Nov. 11, any veteran with a CDL license can receive a complimentary […]

Schneider Trucking Raises Pay To Most Drivers Up to 13% – Truck Drivers Salaries Improving

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First Schneider Transportation based out of Green Bay, WI. raised the pay for it’s tanker drivers $4000. a year back in May. This week the company boosted the wages for it’s dry van division, which is the heart of transportation. The pay increase will be 8% to 13% for most of it’s drivers, other transportation companies are […]

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

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California is no slouch when it comes to enforcing trucking regulations, yet the state conducted 65,000 fewer truck inspections than Texas in 2013. While the Lone Star State is the largest of the contiguous states, there are other reasons it recorded a whopping 534,304 inspections last year. There are intense oilfield operations in the Eagle […]

Internet Truckstop releases rebuilt load-finding app

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Internet Truckstop announced this week it has released a completely rebuilt version of its ITS Trucker app, available for devices running both iOS and Android. The app has new functionality and a new user interface, ITS says, “ensuring carriers have easy access to Internet Truckstop’s freight matching system for mobile phones and tablets.” App users […]