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FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  on Wednesday announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in Wednesday’s rule address the knowledge [...]

XYpper Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry

November 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
XYpper Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry

XYpper Inc. has launched an app- and web-based system for the trucking industry in North America that enables independent owner-operators and freight brokers to harness the power of web and mobile technology to connect, greatly improving efficiencies and increasing profit for both the truckers and brokers. The XYpper app works [...]

So Far This Year, Class 8 Truck Registrations are Down 17.1%

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX)

New registrations of commercial vehicles in Classes 4 through 8 are down 4.2 percent through August of this year, according to new research presented by IHS Markit during the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) underway in Las Vegas. Registrations of new Class 8 commercial vehicles are down 17.1 percent [...]

TravelCenters Presents $275,000-plus to Help Truckers in Need

October 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
TravelCenters Presents $275,000-plus to Help Truckers in Need

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, recently presented a check for $278,095 to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). By rallying customers and employees around the single cause of helping professional drivers who are suffering financial hardship due to [...]

USA Truck Hikes Pay Up to 38% for Some Independent Drivers

October 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
USA Truck Hikes Pay Up to 38% for Some Independent Drivers

USA Truck Inc., headquartered in Van Buren, Ark., announced pay increases of up to 38 percent for some independent contractors. The carrier’s Independent Contractor Compensation Program provides an improved mileage rate program for all new independent drivers. Effective Oct. 1, rates were revised to $1.02 to $1.35 per mile, depending [...]

FMCSA Issues Final Rule Helping Military Truckers Obtain CDLs  

October 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
FMCSA Issues Final Rule Helping Military Truckers Obtain CDLs  

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule amending its commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or [...]

Love’s Raises $2.5 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

October 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Owner Operators
This Love’s Travel Stop in Enid, Okla., hosted a car show to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Truckstop employees at more than 390 Love’s Travel Stop locations nationwide took their commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) to a new level this year, raising more than $2.5 million. With the help of its truck-driving customers, this 18th annual companywide campaign raised $2.53 million — a record for [...]

International Rolls Out All-new LT Series Class 8 Trucks

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
International Rolls Out All-new LT Series Class 8 Trucks

International Truck last week launched the International LT Series — its new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks developed through driver-centric design and featuring advanced technologies that the truckmaker claims deliver fuel efficiency, uptime and driver appeal. Bill Kozek, president of truck and parts for Navistar, said, “This new [...]

NADA: Sweet Spot for Used Trucks is 4 Years Old and 400,000 Miles

September 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
NADA: Sweet Spot for Used Trucks is 4 Years Old and 400,000 Miles

In its latest Commercial Truck Guidelines report, used commercial truck analysts at NADA Used Car Guide claim the late summer months brought with them a slowdown in sales and prices in the wholesale and retail markets. Analysts forecast about 3 percent depreciation per month until the end of the year. [...]

OOIDA Asks Senate Panel to Nix Plans for Speed Limiters on Trucks

September 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations
Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations to exclude language from any federal spending measures that mandates the installation of speed limiters on heavy commercial vehicles. The association says that to do so would undermine the regulatory process and take away the public’s [...]