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Dale Mossey: From Judge to Trucker to Bus Driver

Dale Mossey, the judge who became an over-the-road trucker at age 65 is morphing into a Metro Bus driver at 70.

Dave DeLand | St. Cloud (Minn. )Times
June 16, 2016
Business

Graves Looks Back on ATA Tenure (with video)

Graves and Bill Canary on his first day in 2003/TT file photo

Trucking will continue to face familiar infrastructure funding battles as opportunity increasingly beckons for the industry to capitalize on dramatic technological advancements, said Bill Graves. And he should know.

Transport Topics Staff
June 13, 2016
Business

Graves: ATA Is Evolving With Changing Industry

Graves with 2012 NTDC drivers/John Sommers for TT

As American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves moves closer to retirement at the year’s end, he believes the federation is “doing fine” as its leadership evaluates how to adjust its focus to serve a fast-changing industry.

Transport Topics Staff
June 13, 2016
Government

DUI Case Exposes Gaps in Safety Screening

On a late afternoon in March, state troopers found truck driver Yakov Zaverukha lying on his back in a mud puddle beside his big rig that was stuck in a ditch just off Interstate 57 in central Illinois.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business

May Truck Orders Plunge 30%; OEMs Plan Additional Cutbacks

Daimler Trucks North America via YouTube

Class 8 truck orders in May plunged 30% year-over-year, two research firms said, underscoring two truck manufacturers’ recently announced plans to trim production for the second time this year.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Government

DOT’s Anthony Foxx Says CSA Scores to Be Public Again in 2 Years

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — It will be about two years before Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores will be available again for public view, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business

Tires Are Special Focus at 2016 Roadcheck, But Air Lines, Leak Ruin One Trucker’s Day

WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — Jose Andrade has had better days than the one he had June 7. The driver for Dairy Maid Dairy of Frederick, Maryland, was behind the wheel of a truck that was pulled over and inspected as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business, Safety, Government

Brokers Split Over How to Ensure Carrier Compliance With ELD Mandate

Teletrac Inc.

Freight brokers are sharply divided about how to bring their carriers into line with the upcoming federal electronic logging device mandate.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
June 6, 2016
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Election Brings New Challenges for Trucking

As chairman of the American Truck Dealers, the challenge for all of us — truck manufacturers, trucking companies and dealers — is to build relationships with members of Congress and federal regulators so that we have a voice in shaping the environment in which our businesses operate.

June 6, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Editorial: Roadcheck’s Here Again

Once again, commercial vehicle drivers are taking their annual open-book test — International Roadcheck — from June 7 to June 9. About 10,000 inspectors who are members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will fan out across the United States, Canada and Mexico with the goal of inspecting more than 70,000 vehicles in 72 hours.

June 6, 2016

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