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Online registry of DOT-approved med examiners down due to technical issues

The online tool that truck drivers use to find a U.S. DOT-certified examiner to obtain their medical certification is indefinitely down, according to a memo posted to the Federal Motor ...

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.

Bill in Congress would require side underride guards on trailers, bolster rear guards

The lawmakers introducing the legislation say a side underride guard mandate would save hundreds of lives a year. ATA contends that, while the guards could improve safety, the focus should ...

St. Peters tech wins Rush Truck Center rodeo

Justin Euler of Rush Truck Center – St. Peters took home total winnings of $18,000.
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Operation Safe Driver Week results in nearly 39,000 warnings, citations for truckers

During the week, officers issued a total of 59,193 warnings and citations to both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers for unsafe driving behaviors, including state and local moving violations, speeding, ...

FMCSA to grant 90-day exemption from ELD mandate for short-term rental trucks

FMCSA has informed the Truck Renting and Leasing Association that it plans to grant a 90-day extension of compliance with the federal electronic logging device mandate to short-term rental trucks, ...

More than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled

DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

National average diesel price hangs nears $3 a gallon

Following a 1.2-cent decrease during the week ending Dec. 11, the national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is $2.91. Prices dropped in all regions across the U.S. during ...

Crime report: CDL schemes, clean inspection bribes and drug testing fraud

A number of California DMV employees were charged for changing CDL written test scores, a Texas fleet owner was charged with bribing state troopers for clean inspections, and a Washington ...

Virginia-based fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers to run illegal routes

The statement went on to say Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive “routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between trips for weeks at a ...

CCJ Innovators: Hirschbach’s health initiative pays dividends

Professional drivers face many forms of stress on the job – long hours sitting behind the wheel, traffic congestion, inclement weather, angry and inattentive motorists and long detention times. When ...

FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-licensed trucker after drug OD led to crash

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and ...

ATA looking to block implementation of Rhode Island’s trucks-only toll plan

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said the group “will exhaust every legislative, regulatory and legal avenue to defeat the implementation of the tolling portion of RhodeWorks and prevent this ...