Prime’s same-sex trainer policy discriminates against women, court says

| August 15, 2014

A U.S. district court has agreed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s determination that the same-sex trainer policy of Prime Inc. is discriminatory.

What will be outgoing FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro’s lasting legacy?

| August 14, 2014

The administrator's responses to a variety of questions the morning of Aug. 14 suggested that, among her main hopes for the future of the industry, improved driver compensation ranks certainly at or near the top.

Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

| August 14, 2014

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both proposed rules are expected to be published this year.

Transport America upping driver pay

| August 13, 2014

Transport America has announced it is increasing pay for both current and new drivers. The pay increase is for drivers in solo, team, regional and owner-operator divisions, TA says. It goes into effect Sept. 1. The carrier ...

Fuel card provider Comdata bought for $3.45B

| August 13, 2014

Fleet, virtual card and gift card payment system service Comdata has been sold to FleetCor Technologies from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The deal is expected to close in December.

Volvo: 2016 models see fuel efficiency boost from aero, powertrain changes

| August 13, 2014

Volvo Trucks says its 2016 VN series of on-highway tractors has better aerodynamics and a more sophisticated powertrain than current models, both of which it says will push the company’s next line of trucks to better fuel economy.

Senate bill aims to promote natural gas adoption in long-haul trucking

| August 13, 2014

The Senate this week introduced its version of a bill to cut natural gas-powered trucks a break, as it would give them an exemption to federal truck weight standards as a means to mitigate the weight of nat gas tanks and to prevent natural gas adopters from being at a competitive disadvantage.

Electric cable-powered trucks to be tested in California next year

| August 13, 2014

A two-mile demonstration project using overhead cables to power electric trucks is slated to begin in California in Jul 2015.

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