‘Trucking Associations’ Category

Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

If you haven’t heard the big news, perk your electronic ears up this way. The Fed wants to put speed limiters on trucks, and although nothing has been set in stone on the maximum speed, previous proposals have been setting it at about 68 miles per hour, max. Wow! Let’s take a closer look at […]

Find Out What the King of the Road Survey Says

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers, also known as the King of the Road Survey, is useful not just to other truck drivers, but to families planning vacations and frequent business travelers. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas is a private, agent owned company that has about $900 million in revenue […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]