Suit against Walmart in Tracy Morgan crash claims carrier violated hours rules, ‘negligent’ in oversight

| July 14, 2014

Four survivors of the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike truck crash that left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition are suing Walmart Transportation, claiming the private carrier was "careless and negligent" in its oversight of drivers and equipment, which led to the crash, the lawsuit alleges.

Truckers end strike at LA ports, agree to return to work

| July 14, 2014

Port truckers that began striking July 7 at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted unanimously to agree to a "cooling off" period July 12 and will return to their regular shifts, according to an announcement circulated by the union representing the drivers.

Computer-assisted logs: To print or not to print

| July 11, 2014

If you're using a mobile-device logging app or a laptop-based program for hours of service, don't leave those printers at home just yet.

Drivers allowed state-assured rest breaks in California, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | July 11, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that motor carriers are not exempt from California state law requiring mandatory paid breaks for workers, overturning a ruling made by a lower court that had exempted motor carriers and opening the door for similar challenges, both in California and elsewhere.

Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

| July 11, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed those problems from buyers.

Plenty of truck parking: Debunking rumors about GATS parking availability

| July 11, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show kicks off next month in Dallas, and there will be plenty of free truck parking available for attendees, says show producer Randall-Reilly, despite some rumors.

Trucking revolution: Industry to see drastic changes in coming years from tech advancementsImage Gallery

| July 10, 2014

big, revolutionary changes are coming to the industry — and likely within the next decade — says OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts, based on the technology he's seen on a two-week tour of European truck and component manufacturers.

Smartphone, tablet logging apps no longer require printing or manual signatures, FMCSA says

| July 10, 2014

Digital logs produced by smartphone, tablet or computer apps no longer have to be printed and signed manually by drivers, according to new guidance on digital logs issued by FMCSA.

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