Truck Driver Prevails In OSHA Claims

Truck drivers prevail in OSHA claims

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awarded a Massachusetts truck driver back pay and reinstatement after losing his job in 2012. An OSHA investigation found that the company fired him for refusing to violate safety regulations to complete a delivery. Hours of service was core issue According to OSHA, the driver was supposed to […]

Nikola One Hybrid Electric Truck Orders Soar

Nikola One Hybrid Truck Orders Soar

Last month, Nikola Motor Company announced receipt of more than 7,000 pre-orders for its Nikola One electric hybrid truck. To pre-order, a prospective customer would also have to place a refundable, $1,500 deposit. The Nikola One, which is not yet in production, comes with a $375,000 purchase price tag. Customers can also lease a vehicle […]

Truck crash with Tesla Focuses on Autopilot

Truck crash with Tesla Focuses on Autopilot

May’s fatal collision between a Tesla automobile and a semi-truck is focusing investigators on Tesla’s autopilot function. Josh Brown, a Tesla engineer, died when his Model S collided with a semi truck and trailer. Witnesses said the Tesla under-rode a semi crossing a Florida highway. Tesla driver had autopilot engaged Tesla’s Autonomous System, which can […]

California Truck Drivers Oppose Marijuana Bid

CA truck drivers oppose marijuana bid

The California Teamsters Union has sided with other industry groups to oppose a ballot initiative that may appear before voters in November. If passed, the initiative would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The Teamsters Union joins law enforcement advocates, small farmers and others who also oppose the plan. Truck Drivers Not Philosophically Opposed According […]

NYC Pays Truck Drivers $14M for Parking Tickets

NYC Pays Truck Drivers $14M for Parking Tickets

New York City has agreed to pay $14 million to settle a lawsuit brought by truck drivers over parking tickets. The New York Trucking and Delivery Association filed the class action lawsuit in Brooklyn in 2011. The lawsuit alleged that the City improperly issued parking tickets to commercial truck drivers to raise revenue. City made […]

Trucking Firms Easing Into Electronic Logging

truckers electronic logging laws

A new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule requires carriers to install electronic logging devices (ELD) in all of vehicles by December, 2017. An ELD incorporates vehicle data, such as engine operation, to record driving hours automatically. It also makes the recording and reporting of hours-of-service (HOS) data easier. Electronic Logging Must Be Used By […]

Road Safety Rating System Under Fire

Road Safety Rating System Under Fire

A new road safety rating system proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is coming under fire from industry groups that say the methods for determining unsafe drivers and companies is flawed. The Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program aims to remove drivers and companies that are deemed “high-risk” from the highways. Safety Fitness […]

The Cost Of Sleep Apnea

Truck drivers pay the cost of sleep apnea

A new study conducted by HireRite, a recruiting firm, says that 20% of truck drivers who leave the profession do so because they have health issues brought on or made worse by driving. This is prompting transportation firms to offer wellness programs to their drivers that include assistance with the major challenges to maintaining good […]

Truck Driver Health Infographic – The Truck Driving Life

truck driving tips for a healthy truck driver

Truck Driving Information For A More Healthy Truck Driving Life From: Real Truck Driver Truck drivers find it difficult to get healthy, affordable food driving a truck. Healthy truckers start with pre-planning and wise choices to be as healthy as you can driving and living on the road. Also Read:Kettlebell Workouts For Busy Truck Drivers […]

MI Governor Suspends Hours Of Service Regs

MI Governor Suspends Hours-Of-Service Regs

On Tuesday May 24, Rick Snyder, governor of the State of Michigan, declared a “State of Energy Emergency” in Michigan in order to ensure the availability of adequate gasoline supplies for the state over the Memorial Day weekend. The emergency, described in Executive Order 2016-10, temporarily suspends state and federal hours of service regulations for […]