Tonnage index surges in December

| January 24, 2012

Last year, tonnage increased 5.9 percent over the previous year, which was the biggest annual rise since 1998, according to ATA.

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Overdrive Staff | January 01, 2012

Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

ATA tonnage index rises

| December 21, 2011

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent in November following a revised 0.4 percent gain in October.

Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

| December 19, 2011

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a ...

Groups plan Stand Up for Trucking day Feb. 1

| December 15, 2011

Shippers and carriers are working collectively so Congressional representatives understand how trucking contributes to the country’s well-being.

Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

| December 14, 2011

NTSB’s recommendation would have to be adopted separately by each U.S. state since states have authority over driver behavior.

Driver turnover increases

| December 13, 2011

Turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, ATA said.

Language of the MCSAC/MRB sleep apnea recommendations

| December 08, 2011

You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of ...

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