Custom mapping app Trucker Notes designed by an independent to save parking information
Debbie Desiderato is the owner-op behind the free app, launched within the last few months. She came to it with hopes of creating a way for herself and other truckers to save their notes about locations visited along their routes, chiefly nontraditional parking places but also plenty more, as she’s found utilizing the app.
December 12, 2018
Four fleets announce driver pay changes
USA Truck, Super Service LLC, and Big G Express truck drivers get pay increases, and Walmart drivers have an opportunity to earn up to $1500 referral bonus.
September 12, 2018
Another lot bites the dust, unleashing booters in the wee hours
As parking spots continue to diminish, truckers are resorting to parking where they can find a spot and risking racking up some hefty fines. Learn more today.
September 10, 2018
How long will good times in the economy last? And: Mailbag from the no-parking trail
Truckstop.com panelists discuss predictions for how long economic conditions will continue to favor trucking. Plus, owner-operator expresses parking dismay.
June 1, 2018
New Walmart policy dings truckers, shippers for late loads — and early ones
Walmart has instituted new shipping and delivery policies that could strap carriers with extra fees for deliveries that are late, mispackaged or delivered earlier than the scheduled delivery time.
August 1, 2017
Walmart tells truckers it may drop them if they haul for Amazon
As the war for online retail dollars heats up, Wal-Mart has told carriers that work for the company that it may rescind its business with them if they haul loads for Amazon.
July 17, 2017
America’s Road Team captains to carrier recruiters: ‘Respect your drivers’
“Be honest with the driver. You won’t lost a driver any quicker than to tell him something and then he finds out 30 days later that it’s just not true.” –Walmart driver Allen Boyd, to recruiting specialists at a recent panel discussion in Nashville.
February 27, 2017
Walmart now owes truckers $60M in back pay, court rules
Roughly 840 members class members will receive compensation for earning less than minimum wage for rest breaks, layovers and pre-trip and post-trip inspections. A Jan. 25 order by the court overseeing the bumped up the sum of the total settlement to $60 million.
January 31, 2017
Thursday round-up: Supply chain mandating ELDs?, Wal-Mart moving toward cab cameras, nolo contendere for operator
Reporting out of Arkansas: Wal-Mart’s private fleet begins to test in-cab camera systems. Howard Salmon pleas out from under a following-too-close citation. And: one regular reader calls foul on the notion that brokers/shippers will require ELDs in contracts for exempt truckers post-mandate.
December 15, 2016
Walmart truckers land $55 million settlement for non-driving time pay
Walmart Transportation has been ordered by a federal jury to pay 850 current and former truck drivers a total of $55 million in back pay. Of note to truck operators, the company was ordered to pay $44.7 million for federally stipulated 10-hour off-duty periods.
November 28, 2016
Hours of Service
Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash indicted on homicide, assault charges
Kevin Roper, the truck driver at the center of the fatal June 2014 tractor-trailer crash involving actor Tracy Morgan, has been indicted on the manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges brought against him in the aftermath of the crash, court records show.
December 23, 2015
Bad news from the parking trail: Another lot joins the ‘no parking’ list
The expanses of Walmart parking lots were once viewed as friendly places for an overnight, and were often utilized by truckers in locales under-served by traditional truck stops — that continues to change …
December 12, 2015
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