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FMCSA Begins Rulemaking to Raise Minimum Insurance Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has submitted a report to Congress explaining that current insurance minimums it has set for the commercial motor vehicle industry are inadequate to meet the costs of some...

OOIDA Announces New Director Of Regulatory Affairs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Photo by: Nikohle Ellis Scott Grenerth Grenerth spent 13 years as a trucker based out...

WalMart Shows Off New Concept Rig

Walmart continues to make waves with their new concept rig show on the left. A futuristically styled tractor powered by a microturbine-electric hybrid drive system and a trailer made of lightweight carbon fiber comprise...
Jim Palmer Trucking Lawsuit

Jim Palmer Trucking Partner Suing For Company Ownership

Jim Palmer Trucking Lawsuit Filed Truckers Logic covered a story a few months ago about Wil-Trans purchasing Jim Palmer Trucking back in early April 2014. Now, one partner of Jim Palmer Trucking is suing his business...
August 2015 Trucking Jobs

Transportation Adds 7,000+ Jobs; Trucking Industry Up 700 In August

While the U.S. economy struggled in August, it still saw another consecutive growth in jobs. The U.S. economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday. The transportation sector gained more...
Port Of Oakland Drivers Win Settlement

AB Trucking Truck Drivers Win $1M In Damages

73 AB Trucking Drivers Will Share Nearly One Million In Damages 73 AB Trucking truck drivers, both past and present, was awarded nearly $1M in damages in state appeals court on Tuesday in California. According...

Oil Hits Over $100 Barrel-Trend To Continue?

Pain At The Pumps The price of oil is trading over $100 a barrel today backed by data showing a decline in U.S. supplies and the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Early afternoon in Europe markets,...

Senator Tom Carper Proposes Raising Fuel Taxes

A democratic senator from Delaware is proposing to raise fuel taxes over the next four years. That senator is Tom Carper. Senator Carper is a senior transportation authorizer. The purpose of the fuel tax...

Caterpillar Lawsuits Mounting Over Engines

Caterpillar Lawsuits Filed Up to 10 lawsuits have been filed against Caterpillar, stating that the company's ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective. The lawsuits also state that Caterpillar hid this information from owners and buyers....