CA 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 […]

Truckers fight human trafficking

Truckers fight human trafficking

Truck drivers work long hours under challenging conditions, but a non-profit group in Colorado has no problem asking them to do one more thing: fight on the front lines of human trafficking in the United States. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is traveling around the country in an effort to educate truck drivers and transportation companies […]

Rolling with female truck drivers

Can women ease the shortage of truck drivers?

The trucking industry in the United States faces some immediate challenges, not the least of which is an estimated shortage of nearly 50,000 drivers. Finding qualified drivers is a priority, and trucking firms are leaving no stone unturned. Few female truck drivers today Truck driving isn’t typically considered a female-friendly occupation. While the US workforce […]