In The News

  • FMCSA board wants to test some truckers for sleep apnea based on BMI
    By Charlie Morasch, staff writer - Land Line
    Posted Apr 10th 2008 2:11AM
    The FMCSA’s Medical Review Board formally recommended this week that all drivers with a body mass index of 30 or greater be tested for sleep apn...
  • Trucking economist foresees rebound
    By Justin Carreta, online news editor - Fleet Owner
    Posted Apr 10th 2008 2:08AM
    Economic woes have left many fleets wondering when things will ever turn around. Yet there are several strong indicators that a market rebound is ...
  • February freight index up 2.7% from last year
    By eTrucker
    Posted Apr 10th 2008 2:05AM
    The Freight Transportation Services Index was unchanged in February from January, following a 2.4 percent monthly increase in January, the U.S. Dep...
  • Nation’s top highway official calls for slower driving in work zones
    By The Trucker News Services
    Posted Apr 9th 2008 2:35AM
    WASHINGTON – Urging everyone to drive slowly and carefully through highway work zones as repair crews work along the nation’s highways, Ac...
  • Cat economists: Freight may fall in ‘08
    By Justin Carreta, online news editor - Fleet Owner
    Posted Apr 8th 2008 4:56PM
    A sluggish United States economy will keep freight to minimal if not negative growth in 2008, states a report by Caterpillar’s economists. F...
  • This driver says trucking offers a viable career option for women
    By Jerry Breeden - The Trucker
    Posted Apr 8th 2008 4:45PM
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Driver Michelle Edwards is of the opinion that more women should pursue trucking as a profession. Edwards, who ...
  • Freightliner to cut 1,500 manufacturing jobs
    By The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 8th 2008 4:52AM
    CLEVELAND, N.C. — Freightliner says about 1,500 workers at its Rowan County plant will be laid off. The Salisbury Post reported that the...
  • Trucker blacks out, rescued by fellow trucker
    By Land Line
    Posted Apr 8th 2008 4:41AM
    A story of a runaway truck had a happy ending this past weekend, thanks to the actions of a quick-thinking truck driver. The Modesto Bee report...
  • Class 8 recovery could be at risk: Analysts
    By Today'Trucking
    Posted Apr 7th 2008 1:55AM
    NEW YORK -- North American Class 8 orders in March are in line with low expectations, says leading transport market experts at Bear Stearns, but a...
  • Truckers' seat-belt use sets record
    By eTrucker
    Posted Apr 7th 2008 1:40AM
    The number of truckers buckling up their seat belts jumped dramatically in 2007 to a record level of 65 percent, according to the U.S. Department ...