Annette Womack Named First Female Maryland Truck Driver of the Year

Maryland Motor Truck Association

Annette Womack, 54, has an impressive resume as a truck driver. The Howard County, Maryland, resident has driven more than 1.7 million accident-free miles over 30 years.

Fatimah Waseem | Howard County Times (Columbia, Md.)
April 12, 2016
Business, Safety

FDA Issues Food Safety Rule

Thermo King Corp.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued its final rule establishing new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by truck and rail, to guard against food contamination.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2016
Editorial, Business

Prepping for Electronic Logging

Even without truck and engine makers exhibiting at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, the event offered a good opportunity to take the pulse of drivers.

April 11, 2016
Opinion, Business

One Country, One Nationwide Rest-Break Rule

In 1994, Congress wrote a bill authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition to keeping our skies safe, that bill laid down an important principle for our industry: that the federal government — not individual states — should write rules for interstate trucking.

April 11, 2016

Carriers Pull Out All Stops to Recruit Drivers at MATS

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Unlike past years at the Mid-America Trucking Show, it was the 100-fleet-strong driver recruiting pavilion in the smaller West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center that had the most consistent foot traffic, as the show marked its first year without a single truck maker and several other large suppliers exhibiting in the South Wing, the largest and traditionally busiest section.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 11, 2016
Business, Autonomous

MATS to Remain Annual Event Despite Challenges, Planner Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Mid-America Trucking Show will maintain its annual schedule for the “foreseeable future,” the president of Exhibit Management Associates told Transport Topics.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
April 11, 2016
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

ELD Mandate Compliance Vexes Some Smaller Fleets

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Small- and medium-size trucking fleets continue to wrestle with the federal electronic logging mandate, with some finding pleasant surprises and others making operational changes as a result of the transition away from paper, executives said at an industry conference.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 11, 2016

Video: Truckers Criticize FMCSA's New Initiatives

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dozens of commercial drivers and industry stakeholders criticized federal trucking regulators’ initiatives at a Mid-America Trucking Show forum here April 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2016

Lifestyle Benefits Lure Some to Lower-Paying Jobs Driving Buses Instead of Trucks

The appeal of sleeping at home every night is why, despite higher wages for truck drivers, some choose to drive rapid transit buses.

David Weissman | The York (Pa.) Dispatch
April 8, 2016
Business, Autonomous

Map: 1,885-Mile Autonomous Vehicle Highway Would Run From Canada to Mexico

Daimler Trucks

North Dakota native Marlo Anderson and the Central North Trade Corridor Association are working on a plan that would create a highway for driverless vehicles.

Victoria Lusk | American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)
April 6, 2016