Another annual tradition thrown off in this crazy year
With the National Association of Small Trucking Companies' announcement, a window on the planned address by FMCSA chief Wiley Deck in this prepared video.
November 18, 2020
Trucker who drove into crowd of protesters in Minnesota now facing charges
The driver of a tanker that drove into a large crowd of protesters in Minneapolis in May is now being charged with two crimes. Other news: Diesel engineers looking at new ways to boost fuel economy, reduce emissions; NASTC’s 2020 Driver of the Year team announced; more
October 22, 2020
Associations’ telemeds slow to gain traction
NASTC president David Owen believes a small carrier offering an affordable telehealth benefit could be a “no-brainer" for over-the-road fleets. Read more here.
September 21, 2020
A shot in the arm: Pandemic has brought more, and often lower-cost, telehealth options
Telehealth options for non-emergency needs are quickly becoming the norm for routine health care for owner-operators. Read more on Overdrive.
September 17, 2020
Slowdown hitting small fleets hardest, survey sample shows
As the coronavirus continues to impact the trucking industry, small fleets are impacted worse than larger fleets. Details on this survey and more on Overdrive.
March 31, 2020
Parking perils: The increasing cost, and risk, of booting and towing
Booting and towing incidents have become more numerous and more costly, owner-operators and others report. Some advocates call for national regulation of the practice, particularly when drivers are asleep in their trucks.
January 2, 2020
NASTC safety program offers one road to fighting off the ambulance chasers if the worst happens
The program can be a backstop to any size carrier’s efforts to effectively demonstrate a commitment to safety should the lawyers come searching for ways to cherry-pick further adversity after an accident — and in future may help NASTC square the circle as it relates to insurance premiums with the power of the group utilizing the program.
November 19, 2019
News roundup, Nov. 4: Kenworth W990 to transport U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, lane closures set for I-65S bridge in Louisville, NASTC’s 2019 ‘Best Broker’
The 55th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be transported and delivered by a custom-wrapped Kenworth W990. The three right lanes of the I-65 South Kennedy Bridge between southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky, will close Friday night. NASTC recognized longtime driver advocate Buster Anderson for years of service, and Brenny Transportation as “Best Broker.”
November 4, 2019
NASTC’s ‘America’s Best Drivers’ team named for 2019 attendant to annual conference
As longtime NASTC leader David Owen has it, these men and women represent the bread and butter of any small trucking business, and the hands-down safest, altogether best drivers around. Also: Scenes from Nashville singer-songwriters’ warm-up for NASTC’s drivers-of-the-year celebration this coming Saturday,
October 31, 2019
Hours of Service
Stress relief the hours proposal stands to deliver
NASTC’s David Owen on the hours of service proposal: “What the unnecessary ELD mandate has required is a closer look at the HOS and relief from the odious stress and pressures created by the current rule. I feel if the ‘advocates’ were true advocates for safer highways, they would see and appreciate this.”
October 11, 2019
News roundup, Sept. 24: Fatigue-detecting headgear makes U.S. debut, Star chiropractor cracks truckers’ backs
Volvo touts its dynamic steering system with the help of a high-profile chiropractor. SmartCap’s “LifeBand” headgear can be worn under a cap and uses EEG technology to measure brain activity to detect fatigue. NASTC named its 2019/2020 Driver of the Year Team.
September 24, 2019
Owner-operators face tough choices in California in wake of new contractor law
The California legislature last week stamped approval on a sweeping legislative package that could dramatically alter the landscape for leased and independent owner-operators in the state, likely leaving such truckers who work in California with tough decisions about the future of their operation.
September 18, 2019
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