Friday, November 17, 2017
The Nation
Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record level

Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record level

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on November 13 said that safety belt usage by commercial truck and bus drivers rose to a new record level of 86 percent in 2016, compared to just 65 percent usage in 2007, according to the results of a national survey.

Analysts agree on greatly improved trailer orders for October

Analysts agree on greatly improved trailer orders for October

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., and COLUMBUS, Ind. — The nation’s two leading transportation data, marketing analysis and forecasting firms mirrored one another on trailer orders for the month of October.

ACT Research: Hiring index highest level since March 2011

ACT Research: Hiring index highest level since March 2011

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that October’s volume reading surged to the highest level since March 2011 at 75, the company said Wednesday.

Walmart driver Gary Plant named National Driver of the Year by ATA

Walmart driver Gary Plant named National Driver of the Year by ATA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gary Plant, a professional truck driver with Walmart Transportation, has been honored as trucking’ National Driver of the Year by the American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council.

Curtis Carr, VP safety, Estes, named national safety director for 2017 by ATA

Curtis Carr, VP safety, Estes, named national safety director for 2017 by ATA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr of Estes Express Lines as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award.

Former Pilot exec: Jimmy Haslam 'loved' trucking rip-off scheme

Former Pilot exec: Jimmy Haslam 'loved' trucking rip-off scheme

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “loved it” when the sales team ripped off customers.

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