David HollisAuthor infoBusinessCoalition again asks Congress to extend pup trailer length to 33 feetA group representing major trucking companies & national business organizations renewed its call asking for longer trailers. But not all of the industry supports it.February 22, 2019BusinessJudge dismisses misclassification lawsuit against TransAm TruckingJudge Melgren officially ended the class action suit that claimed TransAm Trucking misclassified truck drivers as independent contractors. More details here.September 4, 2018BusinessBill would expand pilot program to allow 18-21-year-old truckers to drive interstateA New York congresswoman recently proposed legislation that could expand a pilot program for young truckers and would allow them to drive across state lines.December 1, 2017BusinessDriver who performed life-saving roadside CPR named Goodyear Highway Hero2017 Goodyear Highway Hero was announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. He performed roadside CPR on a driver who had suffered a heart attack on.March 24, 2017BusinessSenator presses for easier transition into truck driving jobs for military vetsOne of the most visiblel members of the U.S. Senate wants to make it easier for military vets leaving service to get civilian jobs, including truck driver jobsFebruary 15, 2017BusinessCongressman who pushed trucking bills in House not seeking reelectionRep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) becomes the second Republican member of the House’s Transportation Committee seen as a friend of the trucking industry to not seek reelection in November.February 2, 2016BusinessN.Y. floats highway plan that would freeze truck toll costs on 500-mile ThruwayTruckers using the New York State Thruway (I-90 & I-87) could see savings on tolls for the next several years if a $22 billion plan proposed by the governor is approved by the legislature this spring.January 7, 2016BusinessPro-trucking congressman not seeking re-electionA pro-trucking member of the House of Representatives is stepping down when his present term expires next year.December 21, 2015BusinessJ.B. Hunt announces major expansion of Arkansas headquartersJ.B. Hunt, the fifth largest carrier int he country, announced an expansion of its facilities and the creation of numerous new jobs recently.December 15, 2015BusinessNC in need of tankers to haul potable water to flood victimsTank truck carriers are needed to transport drinking and non-potable water to areas of North Carolina inundated by recent flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin.October 7, 2015Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesTechnician trainingShops would do well to focus on culture when hiring young techs, Votech officials sayA paycheck isn't everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today's diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand.Test DrivesTest drive: Mack Command Steer gives heavyweight trucks lightweight feelEconomic trendsFreight disruption likely for Florida coast as HOS waivers issued ahead of hurricane landfallInsuranceInsurance experts offer insights on how to lower carriers' ratesSponsor ContentJoin our webinar series to learn more!