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  • Three large fleets announce driver pay increases February 21, 2018
    K&B Transportation, Cargo Transporters and American Central Transport each announced driver pay increases that will take effect over the next couple of months.
    Overdrive Staff
  • POLL: What services would you like to see if rest areas were commercialized? February 21, 2018
    President Trump's proposed infrastructure package would allow states to commercialize rest areas. If the package is approved by Congress, what services would you like to see states add to rest areas? Weigh in here.
    Matt Cole
  • FMCSA grants waiver to help hurricane-displaced Puerto Ricans obtain CDLs February 21, 2018
    FMCSA has issued a 90-day waiver from proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence and domicile requirements for Puerto Rican citizens relocating to the U.S. in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The agency is also seeking comments on a longer exemption with the same terms.
    Matt Cole
  • These boots were made for sitting down, in a comfy chair February 21, 2018
    As a busy show season looms for George and Wendy and the yet-to-be-unveiled custom rebuild of their '04 Freightliner Coronado, Wendy talks a year's rest and her recent tough training regimen. "Sometimes, preparing for change is hard. And I've spent the last year pretty much sitting around on my big ol' butt, being comfortable and […]
    Wendy Parker
  • USPS trucker reportedly shot, killed on I-30 near downtown Dallas February 21, 2018
    According to the report, homicide detectives responded to a call about a shooting around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The driver of the truck, identified as Tony Mosby, reportedly died at the scene after being shot and crashing into a guardrail.
    Matt Cole


  • Goodyear announces candidates for Highway Hero award February 21, 2018
    The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company announced the three finalists for its 35th annual Highway Hero Awards. Mid-America Trucking Show The award will be presented March 22, during the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. “Since 1983, Goodyear has honored professional truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others, making […]
    David Schreindl
  • VIDEO: Exotic car shipper shares car hauler horror stories February 21, 2018
    In this video entitled “How hard is it to ship a Ferrari across the country?” VINwiki founder Ed Bolian dishes the dirt on car haulers.  From the video description: “Ed has worked in the exotic car business for years and that frequently involved shipping cars around the country. Here, he tells us about how difficult […]
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike reopens after four truck crash February 21, 2018
    Four trucks collided and shut down the Pennsylvania turnpike near milepost 40.8 on the Northeast Extension around 10:20 a.m Wednesday on Interstate 476. Accident I-476 NB at mile marker 41 (between Lansdale, exit 31 and Quakertown, exit 44) All lanes are blocked. A detour is in effect at the Lansdale Exit # 31 for all […]
    David Schreindl
  • Trucker could face up to 20 years for refusing to return trailer February 21, 2018
    An owner-operator who was contracted by an oilfield rental equipment company is facing felony charges for allegedly refusing to return equipment until he was paid. According to a report in the Williston Herald, 39 year old truck driver Michael Fisher of Great American Transport has been charged with Class A felony theft. Fisher’s charges stem from […]
  • Drive Regional at Higher Pay & Enjoy the Life You’ve Always Wanted February 21, 2018
    It’s the home time you want and the pay you deserve. Regional driving opportunities at deBoer Transportation, Inc. deliver the kind of work experience you’ve waited for. According to Rick Crosson, Chief Operating Officer at deBoer Transportation, “Drivers, like everyone else, are looking for flexibility and predictability. Driving is a means to a stable life, […]
  • Truck tries to go through toll booth car lane, causes serious damage February 21, 2018
    A truck driver picked the wrong lane at the MacKay Bridge toll booth this morning and wound up seriously stuck. Truck Collided With Toll Plaza At “Fairly High Rate Of Speed” The crash happened around 8 a.m. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Though three of the seven toll lanes are designed for commercial vehicle use, the […]
  • Hansen & Adkins: Opportunities and options available for experienced drivers February 20, 2018
    Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport is one of the most elite auto haulers in the industry and is successful for a number of reasons. Lance Willis, Director of Driver Relations, says it has a lot to do with their customer base. “Relationships we’ve built over the years differentiate us. We have a solid foundation with […]


  • Hurricane-displaced Puerto Ricans get 90-day waiver from certain CDL requirements February 21, 2018
    The FMCSA has granted a 90-day waiver for Puerto Rican citizens relocating to the U.S. following hurricanes Irma and Maria in an effort to help these individuals obtain CLPs and CDLs.
    Matt Cole
  • Paccar recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for transmission issue February 21, 2018
    According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, Paccar is recalling approximately 1,938 model year 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 tractors and Peterbilt 567 and 579 tractors.
    Matt Cole
  • Diesel prices fall to nearly $3 flat February 21, 2018
    Diesel fuel prices tumbled for the second week in a row, resulting in a nearly 6-cent decrease over the last two weeks after starting the year with six weeks of consecutive increases.
    Matt Cole
  • Planning downtime through remote diagnostics February 21, 2018
    Diagnostics platforms can typically can communicate with multiple back end systems, allowing fleets who outsource their maintenance to keep various departments in the loop about a truck’s status, while also including their dealer or service provider.
    Jason Cannon
  • Indicators: Tonnage ticked up in January, jumps year over year February 20, 2018
    “Last month’s gain in tonnage fit with the anecdotal reports we have been hearing from fleets – that freight was solid in what is typically a softer month,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “With the economy strong, the drivers of truck freight solid, and the inventory cycle in favor of motor carriers, I expect […]
    CCJ Staff

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