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Federal Judge Rules Swift Transportation Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors

https://www.trucks.com/2017/01/11/swift-transportation-misclassified-drivers/the drivers are covered by the federal minimum wage laws and should have been paid the minimum wage for every hour they worked,” Getman said of the ruling. Federal Judge Rules Swift Transportation Misclassified Drivers as Independent Contractors

 

Troopers: Driver on Phone Before Truck Fell From Overpass

The Florida Highway Patrol says a man received a ticket after a dash-cam in his truck showed him using a cellphone just before the semitrailer he was driving plunged off an Interstate 75 overpass near Tampa. Authorities say 49-year-old Samuel R. Troopers: Driver on Phone Before Truck Fell From Overpass

Truck Driver Saves Cop From Being Beaten To Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIxR1gvUp1sDrunk driver gets pulled over and tries to kill the arresting cop, but a passing motorist (a truck driver) intervenes to save the cop's life. Truck Driver Saves Cop From Being Beaten To Death

 

Dupré Opens New Dallas and Buffalo Branches

Dupré Logistics has added Dallas TX and Buffalo NY to its list of branch offices as part of a continuing expansion of the brokerage and 3PL groups. Five new managers have been appointed as part of this expansion. The Buffalo branch is strategically placed on the East Coast as part of the company’s regional expansion. The Buffalo branch manager Peter Szymanski has been serving the markets up and down the eastern corridor since December 4. Szymanski joins Dupré from USA Truck and has been in the industry for more than 10 years. Dupré opens new Dallas and Buffalo branches

Elaine Chao Commits to Addressing Highway Funding, Modernizing Infrastructure

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44489WASHINGTON - Elaine Chao pledged to collaborate with federal lawmakers on efforts to boost funding for highway projects and modernize the country's infrastructure network in the coming years during a Senate hearing Jan. 11 examining her qualifications to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. Elaine Chao Commits to Addressing Highway Funding, Modernizing Infrastructure

Women’s Self-defense Course on a Cruise Ship

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise, slated for March 26-April this year and intended as a networking and Women’s self-defense course on a cruise ship

ATA Announces 20 Road Team Captains for 2017-2018

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44483American Trucking Associations announced the selection of 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America's Road Team on Jan. 10 who will serve as trucking industry ambassadors. See the list. ATA Announces 20 Road Team Captains for 2017-2018

 

UPS Freight Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44485Truckers Against Trafficking announced a partnership with UPS Freight that will train the carrier's more than 8,000 drivers on how to recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking activity. UPS Freight Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

 

OPW Celebrates 125th Anniversary in 2017

OPW, a Dover company and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, announces that it will observe a year-long celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW celebrates 125th anniversary in 2017

For-Hire Freight Volume Rises to Second Highest Level in 2 Years

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2017/01/for-hire-freight-volume-rises-to-second-highest-level-in-2-years.aspxThe amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector rose 0.5% in November from the month before, according to new Transportation Department figures. For-Hire Freight Volume Rises to Second Highest Level in 2 Years

 

Truck Crash Fouls Route 4 Traffic in Fort Ann

http://poststar.com/news/local/truck-crash-fouls-route-traffic-in-fort-ann/article_29abcc9c-05e2-531f-9441-847b4e5be53c.htmlFORT ANN — A truck driver suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning during a crash involving a tractor trailer on Route 4 near the Route 22 intersection. Truck crash fouls Route 4 traffic in Fort Ann

 

Truck Crash Blocks 395 Southbound at Red Rock

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2017/01/10/nhp-crash-blocks-all-395-southbound-lanes-red-rock/96402352/The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a crash involving a semi-truck with a box trailer on U.S. 395 southbound near Red Rock Road on Tuesday morning. According to Trooper Dan Gordon, all lanes were blocked as of 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Truck crash blocks 395 southbound at Red Rock

Trucking, Rail Industries Team Up to Limit New Rules - Wall Street Journal

http://www.wsj.com/articles/trucking-rail-industries-team-up-to-limit-new-rules-1484077700Trucking, Rail Industries Team Up to Limit New RulesTransportation companies want the Transportation Department to rethink rules that include work limits for truck drivers, safety-equipment requirements for trains and other regulations. Trucking, Rail Industries Team Up to Limit New Rules - Wall Street Journal

Q&A: Truckload Carrier Association’s David Heller

http://www.truckinginfo.com/article/story/2017/01/q-a-truckload-carriers-association-s-david-heller.aspxLate last month, HDT quizzed David Heller on how the trucking regulatory landscape might shape up this year. Q&A: Truckload Carrier Association’s David Heller