Drivers

Government, Business

US Supreme Court Rejects California Trucking Association Appeal Over Driver Classification

Truck driver behind the wheel Terrence Antonio James/Tribune Content Agency

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the California Trucking Association over the employment classification of truck drivers contracted by motor carriers.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Business, Safety

Scopelitis Attorneys: Class-Action Lawsuits More About Unhappy Drivers Than Wage, Hour Disputes

Truck driver in shadow (Fuse)

“Class-action lawsuits are like the plague. Every business owner hopes they pass by their company’s door,” Angela Cash, an attorney with Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, said at the 2018 Scopelitis Law Seminar.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2018
Business, Technology

Transportation Firms Try New Tactics to Attract, Sign Recruits

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More than three-quarters of transportation industry firms plan to grow their workforce this year, but 69% say it’s a challenge to recruit qualified candidates, according to the 2018 Transportation Spotlight report taken from the annual employment screening survey from HireRight.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Perspective

Opinion: Taking Time for Truck Driver Appreciation

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Let’s go back in time. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition on May 14, 1804, from near St. Louis. They first saw the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 7, 1805.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
September 8, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by State

2016 NTDC scene 2016 NTDC scene by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the state for which they are competing, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

2017 NTDC List of Competitors by Company

2016 NTDC competitors 2016 competitors by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Check out the list of drivers, sorted by the company they are competing for, at the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and ninth annual National Step Van Driving Championships, which will be held Aug. 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Powering Up: Fleets Investing in In-Cab Power for Driver Medical Devices

Schneider driver and his CPAP A Schneider driver shows off a machine he uses to treat sleep apnea. (Mike Roemer)

CPAP machines need a continuous source of power. This can be a challenge for drivers on the road, particularly as the required power draw on trucks has increased with the addition of onboard electronic control modules and drivers’ increased desire to operate the electrical components for comfort and enjoyment.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Equipment

State Winners Gearing Up for National Truck Driving Championships

Duck John Sommers II for TT

State-level championships are coming to a quick close with the winners poised to move on to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
June 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

More Than Half of Drivers Still Aren't ELD-Compliant, ONE20 Survey Finds

Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

With six months to go before the government-mandated electronic logging device rule takes effect for most commercial truck drivers, a survey of drivers finds that fewer than half are ELD-compliant.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2017

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