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Mack Defense To Supply Armed Trucks To Canada

Mack Defense Will Supply 1,500+ Trucks To Canadian Armed Forces

Mack Defense has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks for the Medium...
Teen Truck Drivers

Senate Bill Would Lower Truck Driver Age Limit If Passed

A senate bill currently making rounds proposes to lower the truck driver age limit, allowing teen truck drivers to cross state borders. While many from the trucking industry support the rulemaking, a fair percentage don't....
GE Capital Outlook For Trucking Industry

GE Capital Survey Forecasts Expanding Trucking Industry

GE Capital has released a national survey of middle-market trucking company executives examining the financial performance, operational issues and economic outlook of trucking businesses. The survey had several key findings including a trend toward growth...
Trucking Industry Age Limit

Truck Driver Age Limit Of 18 Years Old Being Pushed By Congress

Are You Comfortable With Teen Truck Drivers? Can a 18 year old rookie truck driver handle the country's busiest highways? You be the judge but Congress thinks so. Due to shortage of truck drivers, Congress...

Elite Truck Drivers Encourage Safe Summer Driving Behaviors

Earlier this month, elite truck drivers from the Share the Road Program urged motorist to exercise caution when taking to the highways this summer. The Share the Road Program is made up of some of...
Southern California Port Congestion

Is It The End Of The Owner Operator?

Some trucking companies are suggesting that the end of the owner operator is quickly approaching. Why would anyone suggest such a thing? Thought about that myself, I don't see "me" or many other owner...
June Truck Jobs

Trucking Industry Shows Strong Growth In Transportation Jobs

The trucking industry is showing strong growth in both transportation and warehouse jobs. Transportation and warehousing companies added 17,100 jobs during the month of June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, with nearly...

Sysco Ends Planning To Merge With With US Foods

Sysco Corp. has terminated its planned merger with U.S. Foods after the Federal Trade Commission’s request for preliminary injunction to block the deal was granted. In February, the FTC filed an administrative complaint arguing that the...

HOS Rules Cost Drivers Billions in Wages

The hours-of-service rules that went into place in 2013 hurt trucking companies economically. The HOS rules reduced fleet productivity by 3% to 5%, and drivers lost between $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion in wages as a...

Teamsters And Unionized Car Haulers Start Negotiations For New Contract

The Teamsters union and unionized car haulers will start negotiations today for a new national carhaul contract that covers nearly 6,000 employees. The time couldn't be better as the car hauling market is booming. The...