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Pay the drivers, already: Voices on the future of the industry

| November 15, 2014

A letter from Robert W. Walker Jr. of Ohio, commentary from owner-operator Tilden Curl. Curl believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers is key to driver value and long-term health of the industry.

Port truckers resume strikes due to alleged wage theft

| November 14, 2014

Some port truckers serving the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach began another work strike Thursday, protesting what they’ve said are retaliatory actions by their carriers and theft of wages

ATA to petition FMCSA for hours flexibility for port truckers

| November 13, 2014

Truckers serving certain ports may soon have some flexibility in compliance with federal hours-of-service rules, if a push by the American Trucking Associations and some ports is successful.

FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

| November 13, 2014

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

Con-way Truckload to boost military vet hiring

| November 12, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, Fastport, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015. “Partnering with Fastport and ...

More from former driver, military logistics pro on small fleet for driving vets

| November 11, 2014

Military veteran Rob Ahlers talks further about his mission establishing small fleet MSR Transport Services, planning to lease trucks to FedEx and Panther driven by military veterans.

Former FMCSA head details status of e-log mandate, speed limiters, Safety Fitness

| November 11, 2014

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Annette Sandberg offered her take on the timeline for upcoming trucking rulemakings — mandates for speed limiters and electronic logging devices, establishing the drug and alcohol clearinghouse, implementing entry-level driver training requirements and more — last week.

Diesel’s downward streak snapped, price jumps 5.4 cents

| November 10, 2014

The increase snaps an 18-week streak of drops (except for one week in September in which the price saw no change) and is the largest week-to-week price increase since last September.

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