Just a few months after spending almost four years in jail for his role in a $3.6 million check kiting scheme, Timothy Kephart appears to be at it again. The former CEO of Dart Trucking in Ohio is currently being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor in order to recover money taken from employee paychecks. [click to continue…]

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The FMCSA has finally published its long-awaited EOBR proposal just a few days after it received government approval. According to the FMCSA, the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (which can be found here) would “improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety and reduce the overall paperwork burden for both motor carriers and drivers.” [click to continue…]

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Late Friday night, a Maine truck driver narrowly escaped the flames that consumed his entire truck, only to be picked up by a fellow driver and was almost immediately involved in another accident. As unlucky as the two accidents might seem, Lance Vangel, the driver, is very lucky that he walked away from both incidents without a scratch. [click to continue…]

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The trucking company whose driver was allegedly at fault in an accident with an Amtrak train that resulted in the death of six people including the driver of the truck is claiming that Union Pacific Railroad (UP), the company responsible for maintaining the train tracks, deliberately altered or destroyed evidence in an attempt to make it appear that the truck driver was at fault. [click to continue…]

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Due to California’s drought, wildlife officials are concerned that the rivers in the state may be too shallow to allow for the young salmon raised in hatcheries to make their trek to the ocean. As a result, officials are considering a plan which would move the millions of young salmon to the ocean with the help of tanker trucks. [click to continue…]

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If you’ve been getting the hairy eyeball from shippers when picking up your loads, it may be a sign that you have a stain on your shirt… or they may be suspicious that you aren’t quite who you say you are – and rightly so. Cargo theft is at its all-time high and one of the leading methods of stealing cargo is with a deceptive pickup. [click to continue…]

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