Tag Archives: backhauls

In defense of truckers? FMCSA interim boss Jim Mullen says he’s committed to hours of service reforms

As Mullen put it in his talk at last week’s Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association event: “We understand drivers need the flexibility to be as safe as they can. It’s clear the rigid rules do not work. We’re going to go forward with a final regu…

Rate dispute over unlicensed off-dock work spurs reaction from OBCCTC commissioner

VANCOUVER, B.C. – With the United Truckers Association (UTA) accusing the Office of the B.C. Container Trucking Commissioner (OBCCTC) of ignoring the off-dock rate table, commissioner Michael Crawford says the situation is simply beyond his jurisdictio…

News roundup, Feb. 25: More than $18M seized from load of broccoli at border; 61 drivers laid off by Illinois-based carrier

More than $18 million worth of meth and other narcotics were found in a load of broccoli at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. An Illinois-based carrier announced it will close a Wisconsin terminal, laying off 61 drivers. A driver was named a Highway Ang…

6 Ways Truck Fleets Can Reduce Downtime

Uptime’s a never-ending challenge for fleets, but there are tactics maintenance managers can use to reduce unscheduled downtime, according to a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in A…