Major carrier ordered to pay $119k to driver in wrongful firing suit

| January 30, 2015

Old Dominion Freight Line has been ordered to pay one of its former drivers $119,612 in back wages after a court ruled the carrier wrongfully fired the driver after he self-reported alcohol abuse.

Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

| January 30, 2015

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

Highway funding action hot of late: Foxx tells Congress ‘to hell with politics’; Lawmakers readying proposals

| January 29, 2015

Sec. Foxx pleaded with members of the Senate this week to discontinue the trend of short-term highway funding patches in favor of long-term bills. Two more highway funding proposals were unveiled this week.

Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

| January 29, 2015

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

Podcast: Obamacare, round two — progress report as second enrollment period nears endPodcast

| January 29, 2015

What's to consider if you're uninsured come tax time? Will the Supreme Court derail the bedrock of the ACA? Marc Ballard answers these and other questions here.

Effective Jan. 30, drivers can ditch paper copies of medical cards upon med cert renewal

| January 29, 2015

Truck operators will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce this week.

The champions of the mom-and-pop truck stop

| January 28, 2015

Driver Jeff Barker, with Debra Miller and Todd Ramey, is currently operating a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information on independent mom-and-pop truck stops.

Drivers staying mobile: ATA’s latest report shows driver turnover rate at 97%

| January 28, 2015

Driven by recruiting incentives by fleets, driver turnover at small and large carriers remained above 90 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the American Trucking Associations reported Jan. 28.

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