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Florida suspends hours regs with Irma landfall likely, major pipeline partially reopens after Harvey

Florida has suspended some trucking regulations for relief load haulers ahead of the expected landfall of Hurricane Irma. Also, the Port of Houston has reopened its terminals following Hurricane Harvey's ...

Wilson Logistics buys assets of Haney Truck Lines

Wilson Logistics (No. 176, CCJ Top 250) last week announced it purchased select assets of Haney Truck Lines (No. 199), a longtime fixture in the Pacific Northwest trucking industry.

Indicators: Trucking employment slips by 1,600 jobs

Trucking industry employment has been choppy the entirety of the year, having gained big in February and March before falling the last four out of the last five months.

Two major fleets boost driver pay

CRST Expedited is giving its new contract student drivers a 15 percent pay increase, while Dart Transit is boosting pay for some owner-operators by up to an additional 4 cents ...
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FMCSA suspends hours regs for fuel haulers in 26 states

An anticipated shortage of fuel, such as gasoline and diesel, prompted the hours waiver. Truckers hauling emergency relief loads to Texas ans Louisiana are also exempt.

Presenting logs at roadside: States’ data transfer plans vary widely, and an ambitious federal program remains untested

One of the less publicized but highly critical aspects of the electronic logging device mandate involves a new platform that will transfer ELD data from roadside to a central federal ...

Three military veteran truckers named finalists in top rookie contest

The winner of the Transition Trucking award, who will be announced in December, will receive a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a 76-inch sleeper and a Paccar MX-13.

Crime report: Med examiners involved in fraud, trucking co. owner sentenced for broker fraud, trucker sentenced for homicide, more

A Missouri medical clinic owner was sentenced for issuing false medical exams to truckers, one trucker was sentenced for drug trafficking, while another was arrested for drug trafficking, and more.

Averitt donates $100,000 to assist Hurricane Harvey victims

Averitt Express (CCJ Top 250, No. 21) has donated $100,000 to help Hurricane Harvey victims recover after the storm caused record-setting rain and flooding in Houston and other areas.

National inspection blitz happening next week

A national inspection spree focusing on brakes and compliance takes place next week.

Cargo theft likely to increase over Labor Day weekend

To combat theft over the extended weekend, the firm recommends that truckers and trucking companies confirm with receivers their hours of operation to cut down on unsecured parking times.

Partnership aims for 100,000 driver apprenticeships

A new partnership will expand apprenticeship opportunities in the transportation and logistics sectors, with an extra emphasis on military veterans, by helping them enter an accredited commercial driver license school.