A Highway Chase, A Trucker, A Mini Fridge And The Police?

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News, Trucking Finance News, Trucking Financing News- Feb 18, 2015 No Comments

Western Pennsylvania Police were involved in a 34-mile chase with trucker Christoper Boyer. A call was made from Christoper informing the police that he was planning to purposely crash his truck. During the chase Christoper continually threw items at the police, socks, shoes and even a small refrigerator.The truck was finally stopped by the police […]

C.R. England Seeks Driver Training Exemption

Posted in: Freight Hauling News- Dec 03, 2014 No Comments

C.R. England is asking for a rule exemption to improve its driver training process. England, a large refrigerated hauler, offers commercial driver’s license training in partnership with a number of schools. Under rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a CDL holder must accompany a trainee with a commercial learner’s permit who does […]

Giving thanks: Driver dispatches

Posted in: Freight Hauling News- Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

www.overdriveonline.com What/who are you thankful for this year? We asked the question again at Overdrive‘s Facebook page, coming up on the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. It yielded more than a couple responses, perhaps summed up best by Jim Schranz with this: “Thankful I’m still out here truckin’ despite all the ups and downs in this business.” […]

Good Deed: Rush-hour drivers give trucker a hand

Posted in: Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling News, Trucking News- Nov 25, 2014 No Comments

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, […]

Early morning fire destroys trucking company building in St. Agatha

Posted in: Freight Hauling News, Trucking News- Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

Julia Bayly | BDN Firefighters mop up after an early morning fire destroyed the R.F. Chamberland garage in St. Agatha on Saturday.  ST. AGATHA, Maine — The state fire marshall is on the scene in St. Agatha to determine the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed the R.F. Chamberland, Inc. garage and workshop. […]

Doctors: Keep Drivers Off Road If Using Certain Prescriptions

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News- Nov 14, 2014 No Comments

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

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News, Staffing Faqctoring News, Trucking Finance News, Trucking Financing News, Trucking News- Nov 13, 2014 No Comments

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

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News, Staffing Faqctoring News, Trucking Finance News, Trucking Financing News, Trucking News- Nov 12, 2014 No Comments

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

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News, Staffing Faqctoring News, Trucking Finance News, Trucking Financing News, Trucking News- Nov 11, 2014 No Comments

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

Posted in: advice, Business Factoring News, Freight Bill Financing News, Freight Factoring News, Freight Hauling Financing, Freight Hauling News, Staffing Company Finance News, Staffing Faqctoring News, Trucking Finance News, Trucking Financing News, Trucking News- Nov 09, 2014 No Comments

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% […]