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FMCSA Wants To Track Drug And Alcohol Offenses Among Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration "FMCSA" is currently reviewing public comments on a proposed implementation of a nationwide clearinghouse to track drug and alcohol offenses among commercial driver’s license holders. John Esparza, president and CEO...

FMCSA’s Safety Administrator Anne Ferro Resigns

Anne Ferro Resignation We've been hearing reports about the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and others asking for the resignation of FMCSA's top trucking safety administrator. On Friday, it finally happened. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne...

Two Semi-Trucks Responsible For 5 Deaths on Interstate 55 And Route 6

  Truck DriverFrancisco Espinal-Quiroz Charged Two semi-trucks responsible for 5 deaths is now under investigation after Monday's fatal crashes that killed 5 people and injured 5 more. The driver of a semi-truck that hit three stopped vehicles on Interstate 55 Monday...

Past DOT Chiefs Urging Long-Term Solution To Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON — As Congress will once again consider legislation to avoid another shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his 13 living predecessors have sent a letter to...

30,000 Medical Professionals Now Listed On National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  announced that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) since the new system for...

Truckload Linehaul Rates In North America Up 5.2 Percent In June

Promising Truckload Linehaul Rates Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2 percent higher than in June of last year, the Cass Truckload Index shows. “As demand continues to increase while capacity...

Pilot Flying J To Pay $92 Million More For Rebate Scheme

Iconic truck stop company Pilot Flying J has entered an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the criminal investigation into the company’s fraudulent rebate scheme, agreeing to pay a $92 million fine...

Port Strike Could Cost Economy $2.5B Daily

Negotiations were scheduled to expire soon for a new contract agreement covering nearly 14,000 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., and a new study claims the nation’s economy could take...

L.A. And Long Beach Port Strike Has Mayor’s Attention

Port Strike Update Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti...

Heavy Vehicle User Tax 2290 May Not Weigh Heavy for Truckers If Prepared To...

The HVUT may not cost heavy as like the heavy motor vehicles if truckers and fleet-owners who need to pay tax form 2290 and file returns happen on time during this tax period for...