‘Truck Drivers’ Category

Canadian Strike Ends; Truckers Are Back to Work at Vancouver Port

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Canadian container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver went back to work March 27 after a prolonged strike that paralyzed Canada’s largest port for nearly a month. In late February 1,000 non-union truckers walked off the job protesting pay rates, unpaid cargo wait time and alleged industry undercutting. Nearly 250 union truckers joined the strike in March, bringing container shipping […] ... continue reading »

Destination Truck Stops That Are Worth the Drive

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
The humble highway truck stop is undergoing a major transformation. Counter service is being replaced by noteworthy restaurants. Truck stop coffee is being upgraded by gourmet coffee shops. Full-screen movie theaters are replacing video kiosks. Travel plazas are morphing from utilitarian quick shops into mini villages that offer truckers and other travelers a full range of services. More than a […] ... continue reading »

Green Trucking Movement Making Progress

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
With an eye toward the future, the Green Truck Summit was recently held in Indianapolis. Patrick Davis, director of the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, updated the group on DOE’s SuperTruck program. Davis said all four SuperTruck projects, which challenge manufacturers to increase Class 8 truck efficiency by 50%, are on track, as reported on Truck News. Presidential Commendation […] ... continue reading »

Does Concept Rig Represent New WAVE in Truck Design?

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
When Walmart recently revealed its high-concept truck-and-trailer prototype, you could hear jaws dropping across the country. With its sleek, futuristic cab design, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience, or WAVE, looks like it jumped off the screen of the latest Robocop movie. A collaborative effort between America’s largest retailer and Peterbilt, Great Dane Trailers and Capstone Turbine, WAVE takes tractor trailers […] ... continue reading »

Goodyear Highway Hero Finalists Announced

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
One of the trucking industry’s most prestigious awards, each year since 1983 the Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award has recognized a professional truck driver who selflessly put him or herself in harm’s way to save the lives of others. Goodyear recently announced this year’s four finalists. The winner, who will receive a $5,000 award, will be selected by a […] ... continue reading »

Votes Are In: Best Truck Fleets to Drive For

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
U.S. and Canadian truck drivers have been heard and the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For have been chosen from driver nominations. The Truckload Carriers Association and Carriers Edge recently announced the results of their annual survey asking truck drivers to identify the for-hire trucking companies (10 or more trucks) that offer the best work environments for either owner-operators or […] ... continue reading »

More Challenges Facing the Trucking Industry in 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
With the next decade predicted to be one of strong and steady growth, the future of the commercial trucking industry looks bright. But, as Jeff Crissey, editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, recently pointed out, a shadow could cast a pall on that growth if the trucking industry is unable to meet four important challenges. In addition to a projected driver […] ... continue reading »

Top Hurdles Trucking Industry Must Overcome in 2014- Part One

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Last year was a growth year for the commercial trucking industry, but it was just the beginning of a major growth spurt that is expected to fuel the trucking industry for the next decade. The U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast is predicting a significant 66% increase in overall commercial trucking revenue and a 24% tonnage increase by 2022. With rail transportation […] ... continue reading »

Long Haul Truckers’ Health in Jeopardy

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
The latest report on the health of U.S. long-haul truck drivers isn’t good. Long-haul truckers are twice as likely to be obese, more likely to smoke and more likely to suffer from chronic diseases than other working adults. That’s the depressing verdict of a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that surveyed more than […] ... continue reading »

Truckers Helping NJ Fight Human Trafficking before Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is calling on America’s truckers to be on the lookout for signs of human trafficking as the Super Bowl approaches. While you won’t hear sports announcers discussing the issue during pregame festivities, sex trafficking has emerged as a serious problem in the lead up to the Super Bowl. In an effort to curb human trafficking before […] ... continue reading »