News

Unprecedented rainfall, flooding shut down major interstates, highways in southeast Texas

Parts of Houston and southeast Texas have received more than 30 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Harvey since Friday, and the National Weather Service says another 15 to 25 inches could fall through the end of the week.

Read More

Roadside with ELDs:  Inspectors talk leeway on exemptions, DOT officials on malfunctions

Roadside inspectors, at least in Texas, will give drivers the “benefit of the doubt” when it comes to verifying electronic logging device mandate exemptions in the months following the Dec. 18 ELD adoption deadline.

Read More

Owner-op Scott Jordan bags Harley-Davidson in giveaway

Scott Jordan of Peculiar, Mo., uses the KeepTruckin logbook app but not its ELD upgrade intended to satisfy FMCSA's mandate requirement. Jordan's nonetheless happily surprised to be the new owner of a Harley-Davison KeepTrucking and Comdata gave away at GATS.

Read More

Safety Sammy: TMAF’s mascot named during GATS

Safety Sammy is officially the name of the Trucking Moves America Forward mascot. American Trucking Associations Chairman Kevin Burch announced the name during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 26.

Read More

Texas, Louisiana suspend regs as Hurricane Harvey approaches, experts warn about high-dollar inbound loads

Texas and Louisiana lifted certain trucking regulations before Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to Category 4 storm last night, with expected torrential rain pour and damaging winds across the Texas coast today and into the next week.

Read More

Melton driver named 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie

A Georgia flatbedder was named the 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie award winner during a ceremony today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Daniel Shonebarger, from Columbus, won the award, which includes $10,000 and a prize package.

Read More

Richard Woods claims 2017 Trucker Talent Search victory with ode to great-grandfather

Woods won $1,000 cash and a free recording session. He’ll also be featured in an upcoming issue of Overdrive. The Mississippi-based owner-operator was named the winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today.

Read More

New app gives drivers details about shipper locations

Dock411 helps drivers know what to expect when they deliver loads, providing information such as dock locations, yard entrances, restroom accessibility, wireless availability and availability of unloading equipment. Drivers who download the app can add to Dock411’s database by rating each location as "good, OK or bad" on attributes such as lighting, maneuverability, wait times, professionalism of staff and lumper practices. "This is exactly what I’ve been saying we needed for 10 years," independent owner-operator Steve Heglmeier ...

Read More

Trucking radio legend Dave Nemo honored with Lifetime Achievement award

Nemo received a Lifetime Achievement award from an informal group of drivers, as well as a large plaque from TA/Petro and a crystal microphone from the St. Christopher’s Fund. He was also given a free vacation to Hawaii.

Read More

Minimizer introduces aftermarket mattress with lifetime guarantee

Trucking industry supplier Minimizer unveiled Friday a truck mattress line that the company says closes a quality void that exists among stock and other aftermarket mattress offerings. The company introduced the new Long Haul Mattress series at the Great American Trucking Show. 

Read More