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FTR forecasts higher growth, driver pay

| March 08, 2012

The driver shortage resulted from a “cyclical drag,” which is the industry’s inability to recruit and employ drivers fast enough, and a “regulatory drag” brought on by new government rules.

FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Jill Dunn | March 08, 2012

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

| March 08, 2012

President Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to spur deployment of clean, advanced vehicles.

‘Roll On, Truck Driving Girl’: Introducing trucker-songwriter Lisa Godino

| March 08, 2012

Harmony, N.J.-based Lisa Godino (pictured) is a self-proclaimed "folk artist just trying to make a little noise anywhere I can,” she says. It's not always easy, as the kind of noise she's talking about isn't ...

Love’s contributes to tornado relief

| March 07, 2012

Love's Travel Stops is donating $25,000 to help victims of the March 2 tornadoes that devastated sections of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based travel center franchise says. A  Love's truck stop in ...

Daimler recalling Freightliner, Western Star trucks

| March 07, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 103,000 of its Class 8 trucks manufactured between 2006 and this year.

Trucking company owner sentenced for defrauding owner-operators

Jill Dunn | March 07, 2012

A Minnesota trucking company operator faces 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding owner-operators out of back pay.

Rocha, Bison win TCA fleet safety awards

| March 07, 2012

Receiving Truckload Carriers Association’s National Fleet Safety Awards were Rocha for small carriers and Bison for large carriers.

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