Month: February 2018

Soaring Rates, Freight Demand, Spark Truck Sales Surge

Soaring freight rates, a shortage of big rigs and strong freight demand combined to make January’s heavy-duty truck orders the best since 2006. The strong economy and favorable new tax policy are encouraging motor carriers to make large fleet investment. Manufacturers received orders for 47,200 trucks in the heaviest Class […]

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Peterbilt Unveils New Model 579 UltraLoft Sleeper Truck

Peterbilt unveiled its new UltraLoft sleeper in its flagship Model 579 truck in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. (Photo: Peterbilt)  #Peterbilt Motors Company Peterbilt unveiled its new UltraLoft sleeper in its flagship Model 579 truck in hopes of attracting more customers with its roomier cab design and improved fuel saving aerodynamics. […]

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OOIDA asks feds to change HOS

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association today petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers. OOIDA’s petition requests: “That truck drivers subject to HOS regulations be allowed a rest break once per 14-hour duty period for up to three consecutive hours as long as the driver is off-duty.  This rest break […]

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Drivers to receive biggest raise in company history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2018 For more information, please contact: Alex Green  Communications Specialist Covenant Transport Services Phone: 423-463-3239 Email: alex.green@ctgcompanies.com Drivers to receive biggest raise in company history this spring Up to 6-cent-per-mile increase is second pay bump in six months for refrigerated carrier, as company officials double down on recruiting […]

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Former truck stop company president found guilty in fraud case

Former truck stop company president found guilty in fraud case BY TRUCKERS NEWS STAFF Mark Hazelwood, the former president who led truck stop giant Pilot Flying J when the company’s sales staff allegedly defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars in owed fuel rebate checks, was found guilty of fraud […]

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Truck driver for Postal Service shot and killed in Dallas

A truck driver for the United States Postal Service was shot killed early this morning along eastbound Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. The Dallas Morning News reports police say the shooting occurred at about 2:20 a.m. The driver, whose name has not been released, is said to have died at the scene […]

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