Truck driver will receive nearly $200,000 after being fired for refusing to drive in bad weather

“A box truck driver will receive nearly $200,000 from a Kentucky-based trucking company who fired the driver after he refused to drive in bad weather.” – […]

Senate bill would force DOT to resume speed limiter mandate, set 65 mph limit

“A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to resume work on a rule to require heavy-duty […]

Diesel fuel taxes increase July 1st in a dozen states, and Illinois is the highest

“With the turn of the calendar to July, truck drivers will see increased diesel fuel prices in 12 states due to rising fuel taxes. Truckers in Illinois will notice […]

Texas school receives $1.1 million in state funding for its truck driving academy

“The Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) recently received $1.1 million in state funding for its professional Truck Driving Academy, aiming to fill a need for qualified […]

Trucking rates have fallen back to 2017 levels, but costs have not

Chart of the Week: Average hourly wages – Transportation and Warehousing, Maintenance cost per mile, DAT Van Freight Rate Index – National (SONAR: EARN.TPWH, MAINT.VCF, DATVF.VNU […]

FMCSA head spurns national truck hiring standard

“The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), throwing cold water on any agency support to legislate a national hiring standard for motor carriers, […]

Hundreds of truckers descend on Oregon Capitol to protest cap-and-trade emissions bill

“The truckers were protesting a cap-and-trade bill, House Bill 2020, that would place a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, and businesses that produce more pollution would be […]

FMCSA now projecting Hours of Service proposal will be published in late July

“In its latest rulemakings update, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists July 31 as its projected publication date for its proposal to reform federal hours […]

Robots are set to replace people in transport and manufacturing jobs in vast numbers

“The numbers of robots in use around the world has tripled to 2.25 million over the last 20 years and is forecast to reach 20 million […]