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Truckers express concerns about sleep apnea costs, risk factors in public FMCSA sessions

Key concerns among commenters were: The risk factors used to determine the condition, the out-of-pocket costs to drivers and relaying to medical examiners uniform criteria for referring drivers for a ...

With Roadcheck looming, Bendix and Goodyear offer tire prep advice to carriers

Tips on proper tare care ahead of CVSA's annual Roadcheck inspection spree, which will focus on tires.

Study sheds light on financial burden sleep apnea screening places on drivers

A study released May 26 sheds new light on the costs borne by truckers when referred by their medical examiner for sleep apnea screening and the potential consequences of a ...

Mack, Volvo salute military with Ride for Freedom trucks

Employees of each company will once again participate in the 29th Annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally this weekend in Washington, D.C., with customized trucks that salute the U.S. ...

OSHA rule will make workplace injuries and illnesses public, require carriers to upload info

The agency’s May 11 final rule requires nothing new of employees, but steps up demand on employers. Businesses like trucking companies will have to submit this information electronically, which OSHA ...

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Taking Maintenance ‘In-House’ Pays Off for Wallis Transport

Two years ago, Wallis Transportation stopped outsourcing the maintenance of its truck fleet. Instead, the Cuba, Missouri-based company made the investment to bring that work…

Vigillo: Safety Fitness rule will do little to enhance FMCSA’s ability to target unsafe carriers

Concerns about the underlying CSA data-related issues aside, would the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating rule actually allow the agency to expand the number ...

NATSO, Fastport partner to help military vets find jobs with truck stops

The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has announced a partnership with Fastport to help NATSO members hire military veterans and service members transitioning into civilian life.

Cargo thieves active during Memorial Day weekend, firms warn

FreightWatch International and CargoNet have each issued warnings, along with recommendations, to carriers and drivers regarding annual increased cargo theft activity during the Memorial Day weekend.

She Drives Trucks newsletter to focus on women drivers

She Drives Trucks, a newsletter produced by the editorial team of Truckers News, launches May 25 to serve female company drivers and owner-operators and provide fleets a direct outlet for ...

FedEx finalizes $4.4 billion deal to acquire European carrier TNT Express

The May 25 purchase settlement concludes FedEx’s acquisition of 88.4 percent of TNT’s shares, purchased at 8 Euros each, about $9 a share, for an aggregate value of 3.879 billion ...

Truck freight zone at El Paso-area border crossing expanded

The changes come by way of the opening of a new cross-border bridge, prompting the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish new boundaries for the El Paso border ...

New trailer orders now coming with 2017 delivery dates

Fleet investment plans continue to be relatively stable and current orderboards indicate that orders placed today for dry vans or reefers will likely come with 2017 calendar year delivery dates.

Senate bill opposes increase to federal excise tax on trucks

At 12 percent, the Federal Excise Tax on trucks is already highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

Indicators: Truck tonnage tumbles again, spot market remains weak

Latest reports: Tonnage dipped again in April, while spot market load availability remains suspect.