Florida carrier shut down by FMCSA ignoring hours, maintenance rules

| September 18, 2014

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to the Grand Ridge, Fla.-based Ken’s Trucking, a 33-truck fleet that hauls general freight and refrigerated food.

BFGoodrich redesigns site

| September 18, 2014

BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website based on customer input. The site is more interactive and user-friendly, BFG says, and includes enhanced tire selector and dealer locator. Content is formatted for mobile devices, too, BFG ...

Cummins recognized as top engine supplier

| September 18, 2014

Cummins has received the 2014 U.S. Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, given this week at Frost & Sullivan’s annual gala in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16.

Drivers help save couple from burning RV

| September 18, 2014

Two truck operators out of Utah have been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angels for their efforts in helping rescue a couple from a burning RV.

More trucking groups call on FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view

| September 18, 2014

Several more trucking groups have called on DOT head Anthony Foxx to remove carriers’ safety data and Compliance, Safety, Accountability rankings from public view, saying the agency uses data that has “statistical flaws” to produce the Safety Measurement System rankings within CSA.

POLL: Where do you stand on U.S. strategy against ISIS?

| September 18, 2014

The United States has telegraphed a strategy of coalition-building in the region around Iraq and Syria and elsewhere to support U.S. role, primarily in a training/air capability as most recently expressed, in the fight against ISIS, aka ISIL or Islamic State. Do you support?

Drivers’ case against Wal-Mart Trans. over unpaid on-duty time gets class-action certification

| September 17, 2014

A federal court in California has ruled a lawsuit brought by drivers against Wal-Mart Transportation may proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The driver plaintiffs claim that between 1993 and now, they did not receive the minimum wage required by state law, nor were they allowed to take their state-required meal and rest breaks.

California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| September 17, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

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