Fleet news roundup: Teamsters lose votes at FedEx, Werner adds Freedom fleet driver

| January 27, 2015

FedEx announced more of its drivers have rejected Teamsters affiliation, while Werner named an Army vet the driver of one of its Operation Freedom military-themed trucks.

Parking shortage hits the mainstream

| January 27, 2015

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

Mack offering special financing for veterans

| January 27, 2015

Mack Financial Services has announced that it will again be offering returning veterans special financing terms for new Mack commercial vehicles in 2015.

Career advancement for the long haul: One small fleet’s growth storyImage Gallery

| January 26, 2015

While a family business is certainly not the only way to start and/or run a small fleet, it is one of the more common; run through Old Time Express here with Mark, Mitch and founder owner-operator Bo White.

Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

| January 22, 2015

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

| January 22, 2015

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says ...

FMCSA concludes weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome

| January 21, 2015

Incorporating crash accountability into the CSA carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or cost-effective, FMCSA concluded.

I-75 South, following bridge collapse in Cincinnati, reopens ahead of schedule

| January 21, 2015

Officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work.

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