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Truckers, other transportation workers lead nation in on-job fatalities

According to BLS figures, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported for that year.

Stay Metrics hires new COO amid rapid growth

Stay Metrics expects rapid growth of its driver retention solutions and announced the hiring of a new COO, Jerry Scott.

Celadon opens driver welcome center with housing, dining, clinics and more

Celadon Trucking has opened a new driver welcome center in Indianapolis with 104 single occupancy rooms, dining options, a health clinic, business center, laundry facilities, private showers, a driver lounge ...

Los Angeles sues three drayage carriers, claiming they misclassified drivers as contractors

The latest entry in the ongoing disputes in Southern California: The city government of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against three Southern California-based trucking companies, claiming the fleets wrongly ...

Stevens Transport driver, Army vet wins new Kenworth

Gregg Softy was recognized Friday at a ceremony at the Chamber’s Washington headquarters as part of the contest, which is supported by Kenworth and FASTPORT.
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New research shows experienced drivers less satisfied with pay in 2017

A study by Stay Metrics found the retention advantage of experienced drivers is eroding due to dissatisfaction with pay.

Preventable or not: Trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

A. Duie Pyle programs help women advance trucking careers

A. Duie Pyle started a leadership training program that has helped more women advance their careers in trucking, despite a male-dominated industry.

Bill would expand pilot program to allow 18-21-year-old truckers to drive interstate

A New York congresswoman has introduced legislation that would expand a pilot program that allows some 18 to 21-year-olds to drive trucks across state lines. Right now, the program is limited to ...

Truck stop-based clinic network aims to cut carriers’ costs

For fleets, Strobin markets the subscription clinic service as a way to recruit and retain drivers and as a means to lower the number of worker’s comp claims. The company ...

CFI rolls out Experienced Driver pay program

CFI announced an Experienced Driver compensation package that pays current and future drivers for over-the-road (OTR) truck driving experience.

Nominations for annual Drivers of the Year contests open, winners get $25,000

The Truckload Carriers Association and partners Overdrive and Truckers News are seeking nominations for the 2017 Driver of the Year contests, which includes both an Owner-Operator of the Year award and a Company Driver ...

Indicators: Driver pay expected to climb with rates

Carriers will, if they can secure rate increases in contracts with shippers (as is expected), pass some of those gains on to drivers, says analyst Gordon Klemp of the National ...

Drivers seek $1.1M from carrier over classification as contractors

Seven Los Angeles area truckers paid as independent contractors but allegedly treated as employees have filed state wage theft claims seeking an average of $153,150 per driver.

Preventable or not? Driver dinged at the dock

Truck operator John Doe was maneuvering with caution when a pink Mustang zoomed into a parking lot and hit his truck — but could Doe have prevented the accident?