Drivers, foreman awarded $953k after refusal-to-drive firings

| August 18, 2014

Two drivers and a foreman for the Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists have been awarded $953,916 in back wages and damages after the Department of Transportation deemed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive beyond federal hours of service limits.

10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

| August 18, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show starts this week (Aug. 21) and has plenty for drivers and owner-operators. As a primer for the show, here are 10 things you can see or do or should know for the show.

Love’s opens two new locations

| August 15, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations this week. One is in Fort Myers, Fla., on I-75, Exit 143, and the other is in Shelby, Iowa, on I-80, Exit 34.

Drivewyze, ALK combine mapping and bypass tech for app

| August 15, 2014

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into one app, called CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Hours, brakes top out-of-service violations in this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

| August 15, 2014

Of the 72,415 drivers inspected in this year’s Roadcheck inspection spree, 4.8 percent were placed out-of-service, and more than half of those were placed out-of-service due to hours of service or logbook violations.

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.

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