Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Senior Reporter

@ericdmiller46

Eric Miller has been a reporter and writer at publications nationwide for 40 years. He’s been at Transport Topics the past 11 years, currently on the paper’s government team; worked as a reporter at the Dallas Morning News; reporter, editor and member of the investigative team at The Arizona Republic; reporter at the Tampa Tribune; city editor at the Santa Fe New Mexican; and senior writer for D Magazine in Dallas.


Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Looking to Hire a ‘Fresh-Faced Veteran’ Maintenance Tech? Good Luck

military driver A soldier inspects his truck. (U.S. Army)

Recruiting military veterans for maintenance positions in trucking fleets’ repair shops is an industry goal, but the prospect of finding and transitioning young vets to become civilian service technicians can be challenging.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2021
Government, Business

FMCSA: Beware of Companies Posing as Government Agencies

Iowa highway traffic Traffic on I-380 south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials posted a warning to truckers on April 8 to be aware of “predatory” companies that pose as government agencies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business

Utah Trucker Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes

Gavel Getty Images

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to paying $490,000 in bribes from 2012-2019 in order to steer $24 million in business to trucking operations he founded.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Texas Bill Seeks to Reduce Large Jury Verdicts in Crash Lawsuits

Gavel on  cash Avosb/Getty Images

A bill making its way through the Texas Legislature could make it more difficult for victims to reap multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against truckers in lawsuits that result in serious injury or death following a crash.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Safety

CVSA Schedules Operation Safe Driver Week for July 11-17

Truck on a highway The death rate on roads in 2020 increased 24% over the previous 12-month period, despite miles driven dropping 13%. (CVSA via Twitter)

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual event will target risky driving behaviors, particularly speeding.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Safety

NTSB Adopts New Most Wanted List of Safety Concerns

NTSB photo collage National Transportation Safety Board photo collage (NTSBgov via YouTube)

The National Transportation Safety Board’s new Most Wanted List includes calling on automobile and truck manufacturers to install collision-avoidance and connected-vehicle technologies in all vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA, Insurance Groups Vow to Tackle Towing Fraud, Staged Accidents

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American Trucking Associations, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud have announced a plan to combine their resources to pursue legislation to tackle two of trucking’s biggest problems — towing fraud and staged accidents.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Extends One-Time Reporting Requirement Deadline to May 1

California highway traffic Traffic on I-80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

California environmental regulators have extended to May 1 the mandated deadline for motor carriers that operate in the state with $50 million or more in 2019 revenue, or carriers with more than 50 trucks, to file a one-time report about their trucks and operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Sues Chinese-Backed Truck Maker

Ryder rental tractor Ryder Rental Truck Inc.'s lawsuit alleges Change Energy Inc. failed to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles. (Ryder System Inc.)

Ryder Truck Rental Inc. has filed a $3.7 million federal civil lawsuit alleging that a Chinese-backed truck maker failed to make good on promises to deliver hundreds of Class 5 electric vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Supports Federal Legislation to Help States Curb Cellphone Use for All Motorists

Driver on cellphone "There is no federal law preventing passenger vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile devices while driving.” (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has announced its support for federal legislation aimed at helping states curb distracted driving using cellphones for all motorists, a leading cause of highway accidents and fatalities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021

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