Bluetooth Options for Truck Drivers

2014 Trucking News – Bluetooth Options for Truck Drivers Since March 2009, some states and provinces have passed laws that prevent or ban the use of hand-held cellular phones. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and Transport Canada have reported that: California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Utah, Washington, as well as […]

Shortage of Truck Rest Areas in the United States

2014 US Trucking News – Shortage of Truck Rest Areas in the United States The lack of good rest areas for truck drivers has created problems throughout the country, but in one Bronx neighborhood, the circumstances has become really bad that the message that is being sent out to truckers is a clear “Stay out!”. […]

Reasons US Trucking Companies Facing Labor Shortage

2014 US Trucking News – US Trucking Companies Facing Labor Shortage According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, trucking companies have employed around 40,000 workers over the past 12 months. But the bigger companies are still hiring insistently. Werner Enterprise (WERN) has offered a $5,000 sign-on bonus for certain jobs, and Swift Transportation (SWFT) is […]

Rule on Chronic Fatigue Disrupts Truck Driving

2014 US Trucking News – Rule on Chronic Fatigue Disrupts Truck Driving There is a new kind of federal rule which aims to lessen the amount of constant fatigue among truck drivers. Manuel Hernandez is a professional long-haul truck driver. He enjoys backing his 18-wheeler truck into tight spots, and has also been training new […]

Obama Mandate on Fuel Efficiency Hurts US Truckers

2014 US Trucking News – Obama Mandate on Fuel Efficiency Hurts US Truckers President Barack Obama made a statement on the implementation of planned fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers’ Association (OOIDA) supports small business and owner operators. They said that President Obama’s proposal about fuel-economy standards may put the […]

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