Tag Archives: backhauls

News roundup, Oct. 17: Peterbilt delivers first electric medium-duty truck, raises $20k for United Way

Peterbilt raised more than $20,000 in donations for the United Way Denton County campaign in its fourth annual Pride and Class Parade in downtown Denton, Texas, on Oct. 11. Also, the company delivered its first medium-duty electric truck Wednesday to F…

Werner found negligent in 2017 fatal crash, ordered to pay $40.5 million in damages

Attorneys for Kathryn Armijo’s family alleged that Werner’s driver training practices led to the crash, stating that “through its own inadequate operations and training programs for its student drivers via Roadmaster Drivers School, [Werner] had a syst…

U.S. truckers make final push for safer HOS rules

WASHINGTON — As the deadline to comment on the U.S. government’s proposal to modernize hours-of-service regulations approaches, an industry group has urged truckers to make their voices heard on how long they should work and drive. The Owner-Oper…

ELDs’ final shift: How poor customer service can cause noncompliance

60 days out from the Dec. 17. AOBRD-to-ELD transition deadline, the latest in this series explores issues of customer service, in part driving some owner-operators’ and fleets’ provider decisions as the adoption of ELD technology proceeds.

Trucker who helped resuscitate colleague named Highway Angel

Clyde Nelson was at his fleet’s terminal walking across the parking lot when he noticed a woman lying on the grass across the way. As he approached, he was shocked to find her unconscious and her eyes rolled back in her head. Nelson began performing CP…

Marijuana is legal, but CTA wants comprehensive tests for truck drivers

TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for the federal government to implement a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The news comes on Canada’s one-year ann…