Trucking veterans will remember when the now infamous Arrow Trucking, Inc. shocked everyone by closing its doors and stranding hundreds of drivers three days before Christmas in 2009. Now the CEO of Arrow, James Douglas Pielsticker, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud related to his company’s spectacular demise. If he is found guilty on even a small portion of the charges, he could very easily be spending the rest of his life behind bars. [click to continue…]


    As Congress hurtles toward their deadline to agree on a new spending bill for the 2015 fiscal year, a bill “rider” appeared on the latest draft of the omnibus which would suspend some of the restart rules for truckers without the need for a separate vote. [click to continue…]


    A trucker from Kansas City, Missouri has been sentenced to over 21 years in prison for his role in a cargo theft ring that operated for almost 15 years during which he stole more than $1 million worth of trucks, trailers, and cargo. [click to continue…]


    If you’re still using paper pre-trip inspections, your life is about to get a little bit easier. The final ruling has been passed on the decision to give the industry a break on filing those pre- and post-trip inspections that come back clean. [click to continue…]


    For three generations, J&R Schugel Trucking has been a family-owned carrier, but as of the new year, it will be owned entirely by its employees. [click to continue…]


    C.R. England is asking for an exemption from a rule which dictates that non-CDL holders must be accompanied by a qualified driver trainer while driving. The mega-carrier has submitted an application for an exemption from the rule to the FMCSA who has opened the request up for public comment. [click to continue…]