Trucking News

Agency seeks hazmat hauling plan comments

| December 28, 2010

A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the hazmat shipment may be kept by either the driver or the company.

Long Beach port adds Class 7 trucks to program

| December 28, 2010

Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to expand the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program to include Class 7 rigs.

FMCSA proposes hours-of-service changes

Avery Vise | December 23, 2010

One of the big questions had been whether FMCSA would reduce the number of driving hours allowed between off-duty periods from the current 11 to 10.

Trucking questions port registries

Jill Dunn | December 22, 2010

Ports are requiring carriers to have compliance decals, radio-frequency identification or participate in mandatory registries.

Trailer orders surge in November

| December 21, 2010

Net orders of commercial trailers of 21,314 units in November increased 23 percent over October, ACT Research said.

House passes short-term funding bill

Jill Dunn | December 19, 2010

The Senate is expected to replicate the action of House members, who passed a three-day funding bill Dec. 17 to avoid a government shutdown.

Class-action suit ruling favors FedEx Ground

Jill Dunn | December 19, 2010

The federal judge ruled mostly in favor of the company in its stand that its drivers are contractors.

Techs win thousands in Rush contest

| December 15, 2010

Chris Zweifel was the 2010 Rush Tech Skills Rodeo’s heavy-duty grand champion, competing against 65 top truck technicians.

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