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Editorial, Business

Editorial: Champions Help Trucking Thrive

This is an excellent time to stop and remember all of the people who work together to make trucking the thriving, core industry that is so vital to keeping the nation’s economy humming along.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2013
Business

Truckers Make Sacrifices to Participate in NTDC

SALT LAKE CITY — For the hundreds of men and women skillfully navigating big rigs here last week in the National Truck Driving Championships, the chance was not without a great deal of sacrifice.

August 26, 2013
Opinion, Business

Opinion: Truck Driver Fault: What Are the Odds?

American Trucking Associations recently released a report citing numerous studies showing that passenger vehicle (car) drivers are principally responsible for between 70% and 75% of fatal car-truck crashes.

April 22, 2013
Business

Judge Orders Carrier to Reinstate Fired Driver

A federal administrative law judge cleared the way for a trucker to resume driving for a Boise, Idaho, refrigerated carrier, nearly three years after he was dismissed around the same time he asked that repairs be made on his truck.

April 22, 2013
Opinion, Business

Opinion: As the Wrench Turns

It’s no secret that the mechanic shortage is as prevalent as the driver shortage, and the fleet that manages to retain its service technicians — and keep them content and productive for the long term — has a huge financial advantage.

April 15, 2013
Government, Business

FMCSA Reverses Skills Test Rule for Truck Driving Schools

The rule prohibiting truck driving schools from skill-testing their own students has been reversed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, American Trucking Associations said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2013
Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Shrinking Driver Pool

The word out of the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting last week is that freight capacity is already beginning to look pinched, even as the number of people applying for driver jobs is falling sharply.

Transport Topics
March 11, 2013
Government, Business

FMCSA to Hold Listening Session on Driver Training Rule

Federal regulators will hold a listening session next month to gather input on their efforts to require training for entry-level commercial drivers.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2012
Government, Business

FMCSA Seeks Help in Crafting Entry-Level Training Requirements for Drivers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asked its advisory committee Monday to help it work through various issues it has encountered in crafting minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial drivers, including classroom and on-the-road instruction.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Pay Revisited

This is in reference to a story headlined “Design Transportation Offers Higher Driver Pay, Bonuses,” which appeared in the Oct. 22 issue on p. 11.

November 12, 2012

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