Category: Trucking News

Iowa Tops List Of Structurally Deficient Bridges

According to American Road & Transportation Builders Association, it’s absolutely vital to combine federal, state, and local funding to start moving forward with large infrastructure projects. They emphasized the direct link between modernizations and improvements and increased economic growth. Though they don’t believe the process will be easy and view it as a tremendous opportunity. […]

Looking to Buy a New Semi Truck?

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  New semi truck tips, whether you are the manager of a fleet or an owner operator, when you are in the market for a new truck you will need to face the same process for buying.. That includes ensuring that it meets the requirements that you need for your personal business or corporation. While […]

New Regulations-Speed Limiters For Trucks?

New speed regulations would slow big trucks

Speed Limiters For Trucks? The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration is proposing new speed regulations for big trucks, speed limiters for trucks on the way! The proposal would apply to trucks that weigh 26,000 lbs or more. It would limit the maximum speed of the trucks on US highways. The regulations would also […]

Will Class 8 Fuel Economy Ever Improve?

Will Class 8 Fuel Economy Ever Improve?

Diesel fuel today is 40% below 2014 prices, but the trucking industry hasn’t answered nagging fuel economy questions. Can we reduce transportation costs by making trucks more fuel efficient? Better fuel economy would soften the blow of rising fuel prices, but how do we get there from here? NACFE study follows 14 fleets Freight companies […]

Self Driving Trucks Inch Closer To The Road

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While some people tout self driving trucks as the answer to the truck driver shortage, the reality is that the technology is not quite ready for prime time. Testing of self driving trucks is underway, however in a number of places. Before the end of this decade, driverless trucks may be on the road. Players […]

Do Truckers Carry Guns-I Need Protection

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Do Truckers Carry Guns? What You Need To Know About Gun Laws When You’re A Truck Driver A lot of truck drivers want to protect themselves from road dangers by carrying a gun with them. However, when you’re crossing many state lines, gun laws may become a bit fuzzy. Lets review, do truckers carry guns. […]

Truck driver pay debate rages on

Truck driver pay debate rages on

If you want to start a debate in transportation circles, bring up the subject of truck driver pay. The issue of pay is a thorny one, and many in the trucking industry are struggling to come to agreement on the best way to pay drivers. Detention raises significant issues Typically, firms compensate truck drivers by […]

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 […]