Great GATS Giveaway: Register for chance to win hotel stay, pre-paid credit card for Dallas show

| May 21, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show is giving away to three pre-registered attendees various prizes, including free hotel stays, pre-paid credit cards, VIP passes, meals and more.

Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

| May 21, 2014

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward.

Med examiner rule takes effect: Drivers must now use FMCSA-approved docs

| May 21, 2014

Despite recent attempts by trucking trade groups to delay the effective date of the rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rule to require drivers to be medically certified by examiners approved by the agency became effective May 21.

Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

| May 20, 2014

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

ATA infographics show trucking’s stronghold on U.S. freight

| May 20, 2014

Trucking moved nearly 70 percent of all domestic freight tonnage in the country in 2013, according to the American Trucking Associations. Here are a few infographics ATA produced to illustrate the point.

OOIDA questions agency’s e-log study, says it ignores small carriers

| May 20, 2014

OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors.

Pilot Flying J president leaves the company

| May 20, 2014

Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood is no longer with the company, a source close to the investigation has told Overdrive. Hazelwood is one of the company's executives named in a 120-page federal affidavit released last April that points to potential involvement in a fraudulent fuel rebate withholding scheme.

Long Haul Survivor benefit totals announced

| May 20, 2014

May 17, the raffle winner, Brittany Dunigan, picked up the rig in Iowa, and it was revealed the rig raised a grand total of $142K on its yearlong fund-raising tour.

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