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Trucking Industry Will Need To Hire 890,000 New Drivers In Next Decade

890,000 Drivers Will Be Needed The trucking industry will need to hire 890,000 drivers in the next decade to replace retirees and meet rising demand, and companies are already pushing up pay to avoid falling...

Comedian Tracy Morgan Suing Walmart

Tracy Morgan Update Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court...

DOT Index Near Record Highs

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in April from March, increasing for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’...

Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational Conference Includes Mock Trial

Jodi Burness, president and lead paralegal of Burness Paralegal Services, will be bringing the drama of the courtroom – and the important lessons to be learned from it – to the Fleet Safety Council’s...

Freight Volume Expected To Rise In Trucking Industry

Demand To Rise In 2014 According to the Bloomberg Industries/Internet Truckstop survey, trucking companies are looking to see a big climb in freight for the next 6 months. Some of the numbers include the typical...
Diesel Prices Hit 6 Year Low

Diesel Prices Hit 6 Year Lows

Falling Diesel Prices Create Unique Opportunities Trucking companies continue to praise the falling diesel prices as diesel prices hit 6 year lows. According to the Department of Energy's weekly report, diesel prices dropped 5.9 cent...
DEA Won't Pay Damaged Truck

Federal Court Rules DEA Won’t Pay Owners Damaged Truck During Drug Sting

DEA Takes Owners' Truck Without Permission We've seen it in the movies at least a hundred times, law enforcement taking a vehicle to catch the bad guys. Ever wonder what happens to those vehicles that...
FMCSA Chief Wants Safety In Trucking

FMCSA Chief Wants Better Safety Records In Trucking

The FMCSA Chief wants better safety records in trucking and stated that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is committed to working side by side with trucking stakeholders to improve highway safety. He made...

Top Truck Technicians To Gather For 10th TMCSuperTech

Some of the country's top truck technicians will gather in 2 weeks at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council...

Port Truck Drivers Lowest Paid Truck Drivers

At this day and age, you would think all truck drivers make great money. However, that's not the case. According to a recent survey, port truck drivers are the lowest paid truck drivers in...