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Major stretch of I-10 shut down following hurricane

October 11, 2018

More than 100 miles of I-10 along the Florida panhandle are closed Thursday morning following Hurricane Michael’s landfall Wednesday afternoon. According to Florida 511, all eastbound lanes of I-10 are closed from milemarker 85 to the Apalachicola River at milemarker 160, and all westbound lanes are closed from the Apalachicola River to milemarker 120. Additionally, […]

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Regs waived for relief load haulers in 8 states for Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Truck drivers providing direct assistance in eight states that could potentially be impacted by Hurricane Michael have been granted relief from Parts 390 through 399 of federal regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Southern Service Center issued a regional emergency declaration for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee ahead […]

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PeopleNet debuts PD.5 Android display

July 30, 2018

Fleet mobility technology provider PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, debuted the PD.5 Android-powered fixed-mount display. The PeopleNet Display.5 was built for the rigors of the commercial trucking industry, the company said. It gives PeopleNet customers a new option to use for complying with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate while leveraging other applications such as navigation and in-cab scanning. “The […]

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Facing lawsuit from ATA, Rhode Island touts trucks-only toll plan

July 20, 2018

One month into Rhode Island’s trucks-only tolling plan, truckers have already paid $625,989 at the first two of 14 gantries to open in the state, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. RIDOT says the total received so far is $27,322 more than what the state’s financial studies estimated. “With one full month […]

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Paccar recalls 3,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors

July 18, 2018

More than 3,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors are being recalled over an issue with the anti-lock braking system dash warning light not working properly, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Paccar is recalling 3,043 trucks in which, in the event that the ABS loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller, […]

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More fleets announce driver pay increases

July 5, 2018

Three trucking companies recently announced pay increases for drivers, including Milan Express, Risinger and Central Oregon Truck Company. Milan Express (No. 237 on the CCJ Top 250), beginning July 8, will pay experienced company drivers between 42 and 52 cents-per-mile, based on experience, resulting in annual earnings of $63,960 to $76,960 based on 2,500 miles per week, […]

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CVSA’s annual driver-focused enforcement blitz this month

July 2, 2018

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21. During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. CVSA says driver behavior is the cause of more than 88 percent of […]

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Driver pay has surged so far in 2018, NTI reports, with gains expected to continue

June 15, 2018

Per-mile company driver pay in the first quarter of 2018 surged compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to data from the National Transportation Institute, with some fleets, mostly midsize to large carriers, pressing driver pay ahead by a range of 7 to 11 cents a mile compared to 2017’s first three months. “That’s […]

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Convoy announces nationwide rollout, new driver-friendly features in app

March 27, 2018

After barely two years, app-based freight matching service Convoy on Tuesday announced it has expanded its network nationwide. Convoy has grown its footprint from the Peugeot Sound-area, to the Pacific Northwest, to west of Rockies and is now offering loads coast-to-coast with more than 100,000 trucks and drivers on the network. To coincide with the expansion of […]

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Indicators: Trucking adds a few jobs in July, report indicates contract rates still weak

August 9, 2017

Trucking added 400 jobs in July: Total employment in the for-hire trucking industrygrew by 400 jobs in July, according to the latest employment report issued by the Department of Labor. July’s gains come after three months of declines in industry employment. However, due to strong gains in February and March, trucking industry employment is still up compared […]

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