Business

‘No surprise’: Voices following report on driver pay’s historic fall

Reader Thomas Lawson had this to say about news of a new analysis of driver wage growth -- lack thereof, in fact -- over the 35 years since 1980: "And this is a surprise to whom?"

Read More

Trucker Path reaches 1 million downloads milestone

The Trucker Path Pro smartphone app now provides a new user-friendly overall design as well as a new "Fuel View" feature, showing prices along particular lanes displayed on a map.

Read More

Rates took a nosedive in February, major segments drop nearly a dime each

February’s rate declines were the continuation of about a now 18-month-long trend, as flatbed, reefer and van rates have steadily fallen since peaking at record highs in mid-2014. Here are the latest per-mile numbers for each.

Read More

USA Truck installs driver coaching app on fleet trucks, ties app to driver pay

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile app in its trucks and adding it to the company's pay-for-performance program to encourage drivers to stay more fuel efficient.

Read More

Overdrive names 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year, winner of $25,000 prize

Edward Mark Tricco, leased to Bison Transport, was named the 2015 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive Tuesday night. He won a $25,000 cash prize.

Read More

TCA names 2016 Best Fleets to Drive For

The two fleets won based on driver satisfaction in areas like pay and benefits. See the two winners here...

Read More

FMCSA announces sleep apnea ‘pre-rule,’ wants feedback from carriers, drivers on apnea prevalance

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration calls the request for feedback the “first step” in a potential sleep apnea rule for the trucking industry. Here are the topics the agency wants input on from trucking industry stakeholders.

Read More

The parking shortage and North Carolina’s ‘data-driven’ enforcement

How counting disabled vehicles as "parked" vehicles contributed to the expansion of N.C.'s truck parking enforcement effort last year. High time more states attracted tax revenue by encouraging parking facility development rather than going after $25 fines and court costs.

Read More

Navistar cuts losses, promises revamped truck lineup by end of 2018

Navistar International Corporation Tuesday announced a first quarter 2016 net loss of $33 million, a 21 percent improvement over the $42 million net loss posted Q1 last year. The company also announced it plans to revamp its lineup of trucks by 2018.

Read More

Judge orders prosecutors to disclose millions of docs, hundreds of hours of recordings to Pilot Flying J defendants

That evidence could include, according to court documents, “hundreds of millions of pages” of documents, along with more than 200 hours of recordings produced by FBI informants working at Pilot during the federal investigation.

Read More