‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

If you keep up with Trucker to Trucker, you know that there has been a literal trucking boom going on. Orders are up, miles are up, freight tonnage is up and jobs are to be had in virtually any sector of the trucking business. Optimism has been high for the last few years, and rightly […]

Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We here at Trucker to Trucker, always want to give kudos to truck drivers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty or have set milestones within the industry. Such is the case with Dennis Day. As a driver for Con-Way transportation, Day has set a milestone that is hard to beat. But […]

Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Don’t we all wish we could have a crystal ball and look into the future? You could see what you’ll be having for dinner tomorrow night, what the weekend will bring, who wins the World Series or The Super Bowl or even what road you’ll be traveling over next year, or next decade, for that […]

Truck Tonnage Jumps to New All Time High Levels

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Unless you have been in hibernation for the past few months, you know that one of the big news items across the board is the big trucking boom. With this boom comes jobs aplenty, and some trucking companies, and even sates, are giving grants, stipends and free schooling to get more truck drivers on the […]

Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down – The Trucking Boom May be Over

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

If you have been reading the blog here at Trucker to Trucker, you know that we are in the midst of a serious trucking boom. In fact, according to Freight Transportation Intelligence, or FTR for short, trucking is actually growing faster than the economy, and it’s growing so fast that, they also believe there may […]

Will a Program Like Celadon’s WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

You’ve gotta like what Celadon Trucking is doing right now. Considered one of the largest and progressive transportation and logistics companies in North America, Celadon is turning truck drivers wages and truck drivers apps, into a “feel good” situation on both counts. Let’s go into the wages first. WageLock Called the WageLock Pay Program, this […]

Trucking Company Owner Slammed with Fine & Jail Time for Bilking the Marine Corps

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

One of the most honest businesses in the world is OTR trucking. You pick up freight, you deliver it, you bill the receiver and they pay the bill. Pretty simple, if you ask me, and honesty through billing, while delivering the freight in a timely manner, always means repeat business. And that’s what a successful […]

Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

If you have been a fan of Trucker to Trucker, you know that the OTR truck business is booming! It is so good right now that companies don’t have enough drivers for the freight to haul. That is a win-win situation if you are an independent looking for more work, or if you are breaking […]

Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division sent a clear message to Fitzhugh Contracting LLC and other motor carrier companies that truck drivers are entitled to overtime pay when they work beyond 40 hours in a single work week. According to Alabama Media Group, the logging and contracting company is required to pay $56,367 […]

Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

In an industry that can often be misunderstood, truckers get a lot of flack for the things we do wrong. We even get criticized for the things we don’t do wrong. It’s nice to get recognized for the things we do right, particularly being a good driver. Just ask Ronald Emenheiser Sr. Emenheiser is a […]