Prime names ‘Fittest of the Fleet’ winner

| September 05, 2014

A 27-year-old company driver from Sulfur Springs, Texas can rightfully boast that he’s the iron man of one of the country’s largest trucking companies.

Trucking employment falls in Aug. as U.S. employment sees small gain

| September 05, 2014

Jobs in the for-hire trucking industry slipped by 800 in August on a seasonally adjusted basis. And the August decline is on top of the slight downward revision of trucking jobs reported in July: BLS cut that number by 300.

Brake inspection blitz happening this week

| September 05, 2014

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

What brand of truck are you? New quiz tells you just that

| September 04, 2014

Have you ever wondered what kind of truck you’d be if in fact you were a truck? Maybe not, but regardless, the American Independent Truckers’ Association posted this week a quiz that determines just that based ...

Carrier to pay broker $6M for load stolen by cargo thieves

| September 04, 2014

A recent settlement should be a warning to carriers about the contracts they have with customers and about their load-accepting practices, especially for high value cargo: A federal judge in Ohio just awarded a broker $5.9 million for losing a load in a cargo theft.

Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

| September 04, 2014

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective and Navistar concealed that information from buyers.

CARB fines LA County $250k, carrier $116k for emissions violations

| September 04, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board has levied two hefty fines recently for violations by truck operators to comply with its stringent emissions regulations, billing LA County for $250k and a beverage carrier for $116k.

Guilty until proven innocent: Answering key sleep-apnea questions

| September 04, 2014

As new medical certification processes come into play, more drivers are being asked to get sleep apnea testing. Some are asking questions, getting varied answers – and being taken off the road prematurely.

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