‘Trucking Associations’ Category

LA Port Truckers Highlight Problems in Shift to Independent Contractor Status

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
As Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” For truckers working the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and by extension others across the country, their continued livelihood depends on the answer. Drivers and trucking companies have been locked in a bitter labor dispute, causing the truckers to strike last November in an effort to obtain more equitable working conditions. At […] ... continue reading »

Trucker Buddy International Connects Truckers to Kids Through Postcards

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
For grammar and middle school aged children, Trucker Buddy International offers a fun, real-life alternative to the typical textbook learning of geography, math, social studies, and more according to the New York Times. A nonprofit benefitting American kids Established in 1992, Trucker Buddy International links long-haul drivers to K-8 students in classrooms nationwide, where truckers educate and mentor children, sharing […] ... continue reading »

Will CSA Scoring Be Stopped?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
No group of people is more concerned about highway safety than truckers. They rely on the reliable and safe operation of their trucks to make a living, and their family and loved ones travel the same roads as everyone else. The frustration all truck drivers and trucking company owners have with the current Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system is […] ... continue reading »

Tracy Morgan Crash Reopens Hours of Service Debate

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
The recent truck accident that put popular actor Tracy Morgan in the hospital with serious injuries and killed one of the passengers in his limo could not have come at a worse time for commercial truckers. The crash has added fuel to the fire, beefing up arguments for tougher hours of service regulations. Hours of Service Debate Reopened Senators have […] ... continue reading »

Kentucky Cracks Down on Brake Safety

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
If you’re overdue on your brake check, better take care of business before you travel through Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is cracking down on truck brake safety violations and Kentucky State Police are targeting semi-trucks. During May, Kentucky troopers pulled over 95 commercial trucks for spot inspections and issued 130 citations. Brakes Common Cause of Truck Accidents “About 50% of the [problems] […] ... continue reading »

Semi Truck Services Open New Cottage Industries

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
They say “trucking moves America,” but the millions of semis on the road are also feeding America’s entrepreneurial spirit. From mom and pop operations to small businesses, new cottage industries are springing up along U.S. and Canadian highways to serve long-haul truckers and the tractor-trailers they drive. A Family Business Prairie Business recently ran an interesting article about a North […] ... continue reading »

A Cool Million for Insurance?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its plan to raise the commercial truck insurance minimum to $1 million. The FMCSA justified its stance by stating that the current $750,000 minimum was not enough to cover the costs of some truck accidents. But were they correct in saying that? The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) doesn’t think so. […] ... continue reading »

New Standards Recommended to Improve Big Rig Safety

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
With the goal of improving big rig safety, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended four changes to tractor-trailer design standards and three changes to crash reporting guidelines. The Board’s truck and trailer design recommendations focus largely on improving driver visibility and underride protection and are based primarily on issues raised in a 2013 NTSB safety study on single-unit […] ... continue reading »

Trucker News Roundup

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Here’s an update on some of the trucking news we’ve been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero A truck driver from Rancho Cucamonga, California was recently named this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. Ivan Vasovic was honored for rescuing a fellow driver whose double tanker truck full of diesel fuel wound up hanging halfway […] ... continue reading »

Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they’re coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry. Women have come out from behind dispatchers’ desks to take the wheels of heavy haulers. They’re muscling their way up the corporate […] ... continue reading »