Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

| August 28, 2014

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights.

Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense

| August 28, 2014

A new "right to carry" petition is being circulated by SBTC's James Lamb. It's collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there's support for easing many interstate drivers' ability to legally travel with firearms.

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

| August 28, 2014

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

| August 28, 2014

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

Federal appeals court deems FedEx drivers employees, not contractors in latest ‘classification’ case

| August 28, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company.

Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

| August 28, 2014

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | August 27, 2014

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment.

Final audit of FMCSA’s cross-border program begins as it enters final month

| August 27, 2014

The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has begun its final audit of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico. Here's what it's looking to find.

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