VIDEO: Driver’s ‘turn to give’ in Wreaths Across America

| December 03, 2014

Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.

Equipment Spotlight: LEDs make work brighter

| December 03, 2014

Most light manufacturers would agree that LEDs offer several distinct advantages for truckers. Finely tuned light-emitting chips provide enhanced colors in the light spectrum, enhancing visibility. And although LED lights cost more, the return on ...

FedEx drivers reject Teamsters affiliation in latest vote

| December 02, 2014

FedEx Freight says drivers at its Louisville, Ky., hub voted last week against joining the Teamsters union. The Louisville vote was the latest chapter in the Teamsters’ recent run at the parcel carrier giant.

Driver sleep apnea screening: FMCSA to issue clarification to medical examiners

| December 02, 2014

Medical examiners in FMCSA’s registry will soon be receiving a bulletin from the agency to clarify current federal rules — or lack thereof — regarding screening and testing drivers for sleep apnea.

SafeConnect to power reefer units at new GSF center

| December 02, 2014

Golden State Foods opened last month a distribution center that will serve about 450 McDonald’s in the Chicago area. In an initiative to make the facility more energy efficient, the facility equipped the center with ...

Rates update: Van, reefer see big gains in November, flatbed falls

| December 02, 2014

Per-mile spot market rates in reefer and dry van segments saw big jumps in November, keeping in line with seasonal trends, while flatbed rates fell a few cents in the month.

Major carrier wants exemption from driver training rules requiring front-seat CDL holder

| December 02, 2014

Reefer giant C.R. England wants FMCSA to exempt it from the rule requiring commercial learner’s permit holders to be accompanied in the front seat by CDL holders after passing skills test/before receiving CDL.

Widow gives birth to daughter of trucker whose death spurred ‘right to carry’ petition

| December 01, 2014

Another reminder of grave news from June — the daughter of late truck driver Michael Boeglin was born late last week. Boeglin's death spurred a petition for a "right to carry" law to allow truckers to carry guns to protect themselves and their loads.

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