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Maximizing Compliance: A Guide for Fleet Safety & Success
Program Airs: June 8, 2023 2 p.m. ET There is no shortage of compliance measures required of today's fleets – from Driver Fitness and ELD’s to Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing – these measures are designed to keep our roadways safe. Minimum compliance is a requirement to remain in good standing, and the inability to meet standards can result in poor roadside safety performance, hefty civil penalties, and increased risk for civil litigation, to name a few.June 8, 2023
TT Podcasts: RoadSigns Archive
How can autonomous trucks fit into the freight transportation industry? Host Seth Clevenger chats with Waabi's Vivian Sun and Apex.ai's Jan Becker.
2023 State Championships
Images from 2023 state truck driving championships across the county as truck drivers qualify for the 2023 National Truck Driving and Step Van Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio.June 2, 2023
Walmart Announces Sustainability Initiatives
Walmart announced June 1 it will take steps to reduce the amount of plastic and cardboard it puts in the waste stream from online orders and reduce vehicle emissions from delivery of packages.
GM, Stellantis Fined for Missing Fuel Efficiency Targets
General Motors Co. and Stellantis NV paid a combined $363 million in civil penalties for failing to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards, according to filings with federal regulators.
Trucking Fleet IMC Names Joel Henry Its First CEO
Joel Henry is set to become the first CEO of marine drayage firm IMC Cos., the company announced May 30.June 2, 2023
Tesla, Battery Partner Get $1.8 Billion From Biden’s IRA
Elon Musk is getting more firepower for his electric vehicle price war thanks to President Joe Biden’s signature climate legislation.
Employers Added a Strong 339,000 Jobs in May
WASHINGTON — The nation’s employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of strength in the economy.
Supreme Court Rules Against Truck Drivers Who Walked Off Job
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled June 1 against striking Teamsters drivers who walked off the job with their trucks full of wet concrete in a 2017 Washington state case.
UPS-Teamsters Talks to Resume June 5
Negotiations were set to resume June 5 between UPS and members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents an estimated 360,000 UPS drivers and other workers.
NLRB Counsel to Seek Legal Action Over Noncompete Clauses
National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo pledged to pursue legal action against employers who require nonsupervisory employees to sign noncompete agreements.