A Wisconsin trucking company has been ordered to pay $7.3 million to the estate of a DOT worker who was killed after he was hit by a truck while working on the side of a highway. The worker, Daniel DiNardi, was pickup up debris on the side of road when driver Gina Davies’s vehicle left her lane and drifted onto the shoulder. [click to continue…]


    Trucks were experiencing mechanical issues and breakdowns after fueling up at a Pilot Flying J travel center. At least four trucks couldn’t even make it off the lot after filling up and other drivers were complaining that their vehicles were running poorly. [click to continue…]


    The 14th of October marked the end of the most recent cross border pilot program between the United States and Mexico which sought to determine whether or not Mexican carriers would be able to safely operate on United States roads. But just because the program is over, doesn’t mean those Mexican carriers will be leaving. [click to continue…]


    For the first time, a group of drivers at FedEx Freight have voted to join the Teamsters Union. A total of 47 FedEx Freight drivers based out of the East Philadelphia terminal in Croydon, Pennsylvania have voted to join Teamsters Local 107 with a tally of 26-18. [click to continue…]

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    Think your job is dangerous? These guys haul Ebola. Meet the team at Texas-based CG Environmental, the hazmat cleanup crew that cleaned up all the potentially Ebola-infected belongings from the now-deceased Thomas Eric Duncan’s apartment and – along with Homeland Security – hauled it to a medical waste incineration facility to dispose of it. [click to continue…]


    At the ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition last week the Chief Safety Officer of the FMCSA, Jack Van Steenberg, laid out the FMCSA’s priorities for 2015. Among the top five he discussed was the plan to implement a rule that would mandate the use of electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs). [click to continue…]