Three more class-action lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J due to the ongoing federal investigation into the company that it knowingly and fraudulently withheld fuel rebates from fleet customers over a seven-year period.
Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.
For the second straight month, employment in the for-hire trucking industry sank, as 3,500 jobs were shed in June, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.
Keep on keeping on: That's what a lot of commenters on our Facebook page told us they were planning for the Fourth of July, among other proud traditions.
Traffic congestion in May increased 9.3 percent nationally from May of last year, says the monthly Gridlock Index from Inrix, who says the increase is an indicator of a strengthening economy.
The mandate included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act law ("Obamacare") that requires employers with more than 50 employees to provide a health insurance coverage to employees has been pushed back a year to 2015.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has allotted $1 million in grant money to help train veterans for jobs in the transportation industry, it announced July 3, and specifically to become truck drivers, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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