The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges CRST Expedited Inc. violated federal law when it failed to accommodate, refused to hire and retaliated against a job candidate because he used a service dog. EEOC filed the disability discrimination lawsuit March 2.
The Congressionally mandated review of 2013 changes to truck driver hours of service requirements has turned up no evidence that the restart provisions are, overall, beneficial. The tip comes from none other than the DOT's Office of the Inspector General. Trucking interests welcomed the study's conclusion, while highway safety groups called it "junk science."
Until blind-spot detection systems are perfected (almost-perfect doesn’t count, though it helps) and adopted, truckers will continue deal with the matter dozens, even hundreds of times a day: The mirror’s clear, but is anything there? And the resulting: How can it be my fault when I couldn’t see anything? But, fair or not, the trucker is usually blamed.
NASHVILLE. Calling it “as simple as a modern engine can be,” International Truck on Monday launched the International A26 engine, a new 12.4-liter diesel designed to provide industry-leading reliability to the Class 8 market.
If President Trump wants to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, a group of House Democrats is ready and willing to provide the blueprint. Led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-OR), the ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the resolution introduced Thursday includes a provision that would remove the cross-border trucking requirement—a long-problematic clause in the current trade deal.
A leading Senate proponent of more strict truck safety regulations called it “stunning,” after hearing the details of fleet-wide accident reductions through investment in advanced safety systems—but the CEO of one of the country’s largest trucking companies quickly explained that the trucking industry didn’t need more regulations, just the “right” ones.
Not so long ago, a trucker’s ability to handle a wrench was almost as important as his or her skill with an 18-speed transmission. And for many owner-operators, even today, the ability to maintain older equipment is the difference between making a living as an independent or filling out driver applications for a fleet job.
In case you’re not one of the 6+ million people who viewed this video on the Wyoming High Patrol Facebook page over the weekend, we offer this Bonus Edition of Dash Cam of the Week. (Because, at this rate, the clip will be old news by the time the Friday DCOW rolls around—and it’s too wild to skip.)
For a seasonal change of pace, Dash Cam of the Week ventures into the warm and sunny Southern Hemisphere. And this featured clip shows that, regardless of which side of the road they drive on, too many people just don’t pay attention.
Even as truckers routinely encounter the unsafe behaviors of distracted motorists, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has neither the authority nor the expertise to regulate the use of personal electronics, or so says OOIDA.
Some gotta win, some gotta just go home with their really great trucks. We've got no beef with the winners, but—come on, man!—there were plenty of deserving rigs entered in the 2017 Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show last weekend. And here they are, making the trucking industry look good. Really good. Just wait 'til next year...
While common driving mistakes are a routine nuisance and often lead to real problems, most of the idiocy truckers see on the highways are rooted in carelessness, maybe rudeness, and sometimes just plain meanness. But, whether we like to think about it or not, we share the public roads with some genuinely dangerous people—as this Dash Cam of the Week shows....More