In the February 15, 2021, edition of The Trucker, we cover an in-depth look at how President Biden’s executive order on the oil and fracking industry are affecting truckers and a look at the Senate vote of 86-13 that confirmed Pete Buttigieg as the new Secretary of Transportation.
Plus, you’ll meet Karen Noel, a banker turned trucker, who became the member of the month for Women in Trucking. Also, Peterbilt has unveiled its new 579 model and an Ohio trucking company wraps a truck for autism awareness. In a report from the office of inspector general, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration falls short of its requirements to build its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. A “snowplow alert” is being tested in Minnesota to warn motorists of any slow-moving snowplow trucks.
In this issue, you’ll also find TravelCenters of America, Inc., adding 150 truck parking spaces in Ohio and an Xpress Fuel in Arizona offering 82 truck parking spaces and a Trucker Burger. Our columnist, Kris Rutherford, talks truck driving music and Epes Transport celebrates 90 years in trucking. This issue presents information on how tax liability for owner-operators and company drivers may have been impacted and how freight and volume rates may falter if the economy does.