Trucking News And Stories You May Not Have Seen

Here are some links to some of the trucking news or stories that you may find of interest.

 

http://www.journalgazette.net/business/Congress-blocks-rules-aimed-at-tired-truckers-16737565Congress blocks rules aimed at tired truckers - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Congress blocks rules aimed at tired truckersTruck driver Bill Varnado, 66, of Dallas, Georgia, said he likes the sleep requirement because it ensures that drivers are well-rested. He said it's hard to find places to sleep in one's rig on the road, so drivers sometimes keep going.

http://wsls.com/2016/12/09/washington-man-driving-semi-truck-leads-law-enforcement-on-high-speed-chase-through-residential-streets/Washington man driving semi-truck leads law enforcement on high-speed chase through residential streets - WSLS Washington man driving semi-truck leads law enforcement on high-speed chase through residential streetsWashington man driving semi-truck leads law enforcement on high-speed chase through residential streets. KHQ News Staff Published: December 9, 2016, 9:56 am.

http://www.khq.com/story/34012522/semi-truck-smashes-into-womans-backyardSemi-truck smashes into woman's backyard SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County Regional Animal Shelter (SCRAPS) is offering an adoption special this December. Their goal is to "Empty the Shelter for the Holidays," giving every cat or kitten a forever home.

http://www.myfoxspokane.com/team-coverage-man-driving-semi-truck-leads-law-enforcement-on-high-speed-chase-through-residential-spokane-streets/TEAM COVERAGE: Man driving semi-truck leads law enforcement on high-speed chase through residential Spokane ... - Myfoxspokane.com TEAM COVERAGE: Man driving semi-truck leads law enforcement on high-speed chase through residential Spokane ...Sources identified the man as Daren Suiter. Suiter was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude Pursuing Police Vehicle, Hit and Run, Hit and Run Unattended Property, and Theft.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/freepress/story/2016/dec/11/cooper-truckers-want-do-their-part/402042/Cooper: Truckers want to do their part chief executive officer of Covenant Transportation Group and a board member of the American Trucking Association. "We just can't keep doing what we're doing and not think it's going to hurt the U.S. economy," he said. The number of trucks on U.S.

 

http://www.peoriatimes.com/features/article_c68dc0ca-bca8-11e6-8eae-77fc1fe2c8bd.htmlSanitation drivers on the job: working for you - Peoria Times Sanitation drivers on the job: working for youWhen Townsend and his wife moved back to Arizona to take care of his ill mother-in-law and parents, aerospace and military jobs were scarce, so when he discovered Tucson was hiring for sanitation truck drivers, but he would need a CDL, he studied for

 

http://www.gobytrucknews.com/safe-driver-week-results/123Safe Driver Week Results During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, data was collected by nearly 3,000 law enforcement officials at locations ...

 

 

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/product/detail/2016/12/app-helps-truckers-report-accidents.aspxApp Helps Truckers Report Accidents The Accident Plan app leads drivers through each step of the accident reporting process, keeping administrators informed in real time and documenting every aspect of the event to assemble into a comprehensive report.

 

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/product/detail/2016/12/charger-keeps-batteries-topped-off-in-winter.aspxCharger Keeps Batteries Topped Off in Winter Purkeys has developed the 100 amp Pack Accelerated Charger to quickly and safely charge batteries in nearly half of the time of other chargers.

 

 

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http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/12/turnover-hits-5-year-low-at-large-truckload-fleets.aspxTurnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.

 

http://www.ibj.com/articles/61640-rollback-of-truck-safety-rules-may-be-just-the-beginningRollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning "If you're fatigued, take a half-hour, hour nap." Besides truck safety, Congress is also likely to be asked to deal with a wide range of other transportation safety concerns.

 

7 Celebrities You Won't Believe Used To Be Truck Drivers | CDLLife

7 Celebrities You Won't Believe Used To Be Truck Drivers | CDLLife Posted April 17, 2015by Ashley You’ve probably heard that Elvis spent some time behind the wheel of a truck. Many celebrities past and present spent time as truck drivers before they made it big. Not only did Connery work as a trucker after being discharged from the Royal Navy, trucking is in his blood.

SC truck driver shortages push companies to seek younger candidates | The Herald

SC truck driver shortages push companies to seek younger candidates | The Herald Truck drivers are an aging population in South Carolina. Nearly half of commercial licensees are more than 52 years old and most of the state’s trucking companies have a driver shortage – right now. The need for new drivers is critical, some industry leaders say, but not new.

Trucking industry offers promising careers to drivers - Houston Chronicle

Trucking industry offers promising careers to drivers - Houston Chronicle Truck drivers are essential to the U.S. economy, as they deliver nearly everything people need on a daily basis. Truck drivers are essential to the U.S. economy, as they deliver nearly everything people need on a daily basis. Trucking industry offers promising careers to drivers The transportation industry is currently seeking qualified professional truck drivers.

Opportunities for reform & change in trucking with Trump

Opportunities for reform & change in trucking with Trump As the transition to the Trump presidency continues, so does speculation within American trucking about what it could mean for the industry. “Online petitions, such as this one from driver job application website TruckingUnlimited, intend to put a bug directly into the new administration’s ear about truckers’ wishes to “deregulate the trucking industry.” Organizers say they intend to file the petition with Trump’s GreatAgain.gov site.

5 Tips For Truck Drivers To Make Drives More Enjoyable

5 Tips For Truck Drivers To Make Drives More Enjoyable Truck drivers are a unique breed of professionals – people who drive long distances to ship goods and services we use in our everyday lives. Without their hard work and support, companies like Amazon would have never been able to enjoy the market dominance they have now. The median salary in the US for a truck driver is $18 per hour with total yearly pay reaching around $68,000 per year.

How To Start An Awesome Trucking Business

How To Start An Awesome Trucking Business You’re ready to go out on your own. You’re ready to start your own trucking business. In this post, you will learn some helpful tips that will make it easier for you to start your own trucking business.

How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient - CityLab

How the Trucking Industry Could Be Vastly More Efficient - CityLab It shows 25 trucks in New Jersey traveling to pick up 25 loads of goods over the course of a single day using a traditional industry approach: one that manually pairs drivers and freight. A few matches are short and efficient, but many require drivers to go well out of their way.

4 Reasons Why Female Truck Drivers Are Bad A$$ | CDLLife

4 Reasons Why Female Truck Drivers Are Bad A$$ | CDLLife Posted July 9, 2015by Sadie Women in trucking face many obstacles. Along with the trucker stereotype comes the gender stereotypes. There are an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers on the road and of those 5.2%, or 200,000+, are women.

What are the signs that a driver has falsified a trucking log? | B. L. Jensen, L.P.

What are the signs that a driver has falsified a trucking log? | B. L. Jensen, L.P. Truck drivers can be under intense pressure to skirt the rules set down by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding how many hours a driver is allowed to drive in any one stretch of time. These Hours of Service regulations came into being because drivers were often behind the wheel and on the road well past the point of fatigue—endangering everyone on the road.

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