In Trucking News Today

Here are the trucking stories in the news today.

Truck driver survives firey crash, hopes for industry change - 12news.com

http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/truck-driver-survives-firey-crash-hopes-for-industry-change/379494169Truck driver survives firey crash, hopes for industry change"I take my driving very seriously,” he said. “It's my livelihood.” He almost lost more than his livelihood driving back from Tucson in early December. Truck driver survives firey crash, hopes for industry change - 12news.com

Element eyes 2017 trucking trends

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/element-eyes-2017-trucking-trendsWhat are some of the trends that will affect trucking companies in 2017? To find out, Fleet Owner recently sat down with executives of Element Fleet Management Corp., discussing everything from what vehicle safety technologies will be in demand next year to how greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations may impact vehicle upfitting. Element eyes 2017 trucking trends

Truckers, is your trucking company investing in your employee development or growth? If so, how?

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Arik Spencer: Trucking makes North Dakota holidays possible - Grand Forks Herald

http://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/op-ed-columns/4187914-arik-spencer-trucking-makes-north-dakota-holidays-possibleArik Spencer: Trucking makes North Dakota holidays possibleThat's why professional truck drivers are trained and dedicated to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road, and why the industry as a whole invests $9.5 billion each year in safety. Arik Spencer: Trucking makes North Dakota holidays possible - Grand Forks Herald

 

 

Milton Truck Driver Institute student wins semi truck - Santa Rosa Press Gazette

http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/20161228/milton-truck-driver-institute-student-wins-semi-truckMilton Truck Driver Institute student wins semi truckMILTON — Troy Davidson's life led him from learning independence at an early age in Ingersoll Township, Mich., to winning a $170,000 semi truck with the help of Truck Driver Institute's Milton campus. ... Milton Truck Driver Institute student wins semi truck - Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Drivers Must Get New Medical Certificates After Chiropractor Charged with Faking Exams

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/12/dot-charges-certified-doctor-with-faking-medical-examinations.aspxThe FMCSA is notifying drivers who were given medical examinations by Anthony Lefteris that they have 30 days to get a new a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a medical professional on the National Registry. Drivers Must Get New Medical Certificates After Chiropractor Charged with Faking Exams

 

Rhode Island DOT Eyes Federal Dollars to Fix Freight Corridor

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44356Transportation officials in Rhode Island are looking to access federal dollars to help fix a critical freight corridor. Rhode Island DOT Eyes Federal Dollars to Fix Freight Corridor

 

Merger to take trucking firm Daseke public

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/merger-take-trucking-firm-daseke-publicNo management changes initially expected for the open deck trucking conglomerate. A proposed merger between open deck trucking conglomerate Daseke Inc. and Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II (HCAC) will allow Daseke to become a NASDAQ-listed public company so it can pursue more “organic growth” while also providing a stock ownership plan to its employees, noted Chairman, CEO and President Don Daseke in a statement. Merger to take trucking firm Daseke public

California Trucking Companies Not Biting as Amnesty Deal Deadline Looms

https://www.trucks.com/2016/12/28/california-tucking-companies-amnesty-deal/“The Motor Carrier Amnesty Program was wildly unsuccessful because it did nothing to protect the motor carrier,” said Weston LaBar, executive director of the Harbor Trucking Association in Long Beach “The program did nothing to protect companies from California Trucking Companies Not Biting as Amnesty Deal Deadline Looms

Osiecki to help PeopleNet strengthen compliance efforts

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – PeopleNet has brought on Scopelitis Transportation Consulting president and CEO David J. Osiecki in an attempt to help its customers strengthen their safety and compliance efforts. Osiecki to help PeopleNet strengthen compliance efforts

Automotive Fleet's Top 10 Articles of 2016

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/news/story/2016/12/automotive-fleet-s-top-10-articles-of-2016.aspxCommercial fleet management trends, open-end versus closed-end leasing, Element Financial Corp.'s acquisition of GE Capital's fleet unit, and telematics trends made up the most popular articles of 2016 on AutomotiveFleet.com. Automotive Fleet's Top 10 Articles of 2016

 

White House Makes Huge Call on Automation and Truck Jobs - Profit Confidential

http://www.profitconfidential.com/news/white-house-makes-huge-call-automation-truck-jobs/White House Makes Huge Call on Automation and Truck JobsDrivers beware: robots are coming for your truck jobs. Or at least, that's the latest grim prediction coming from the White House, claiming that an estimated 3.1 million people driving today could have their jobs taken by autonomous vehicles. White House Makes Huge Call on Automation and Truck Jobs - Profit Confidentia

46 percent of Idaho jobs could be automated in 10 years — Which jobs could be affected? - Twin Falls Times-News

http://magicvalley.com/business/percent-of-idaho-jobs-could-be-automated-in-years-which/article_3326cff1-3fa4-5930-a7c4-5b4705702a6c.htmlTwin Falls Times46 percent of Idaho jobs could be automated in 10 years — Which jobs could be affected?Twin Falls TimesBut Idaho Trucking Association President and CEO Julie Pipal says it isn't that simple. 46 percent of Idaho jobs could be automated in 10 years — Which jobs could be affected? - Twin Falls Times-News

Descartes Acquires Trade Data Firm

Logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group said it has acquired Datamyne, a provider of trade data research tools. Terms were not disclosed. Descartes Acquires Trade Data Firm