Barr Nunn Truck

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation introduces ‘Shift + Load Pay’ option for drivers

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GRANGER, Iowa — Barr-Nunn Transportation has created two new solo regional fleets and one new team fleet, both offering a new pay option, “Shift...
Big Rigs

Worst impacts of COVID-19 in ‘rearview mirror’ for commercial vehicle engine demand but regulations...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to the North American Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates in early September, economic...
truck at loading dock

Slowly rising freight rates, increases in shipments show continuing economic recovery during pandemic

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The number of shipments available increased in July, pushing freight rates higher while diesel prices remained 20% lower than last year. Despite these positive...
Semi on Wooded Highway

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index for July highlights driver shortage

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for July, showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes...
Truck on Wet Road

Tropical storms stir up spot market activity along Gulf Coast as shippers reposition freight

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload freight activity jumped last week, Aug. 17-23, as shippers and logistics companies began to reposition freight ahead of two...
Medical Care Concept

UrgentCare Travel, EROAD work to provide convenient health services for OTR drivers

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MIAMI and TUALATIN, Ore. — Thanks to a partnership between UrgentCare Travel (UCT) and EROAD that offers medical services to EROAD customers, more drivers now have...
Truck Driver Training

USDOT awards nearly $80 million in grants to improve commercial motor vehicle safety

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded nearly $80 million in grants to states and educational...
Roadmaster Drivers School

Roadmaster Drivers School set to open new training center in Columbus, Ohio

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PETERSBURG, Fla. — Looking to address Ohio’s high unemployment rate and a shortage of truck drivers, Roadmaster Drivers School is opening a new training...
Semi at Sunset

Spot truckload rates rose amid supply-chain imbalances during week ending July 26

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload freight rates continued to increase last week, bucking typical trends for late July, according to the DAT Spot Truckload...
Automated Semi Driving in Slush

Widespread use of autonomous vehicles at least a decade away, say MIT researchers

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Despite recent progress of the vehicle-automation industry, it will be at least a decade before fully automated vehicles, with no driver...
Semi truck fleet

Drivers asked to make nominations for 2021 ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and MARKHAM, Ontario — Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For contest....
Purple semi on highway

Find out how to become an owner-operator through OOIDA’s ‘Truck to Success’ online business...

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Interested in the ins and outs of being an owner-operator? The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has scheduled an online...
Rigs Interstate 40 Little Rock

After April’s ‘worst reading in history,’ ACT’s May For-Hire Trucking Index rebounds to neutral...

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index, with May data, showed significant improvement in all five diffusion index measures tracked....
TuSimple

A peek into the future: Autonomous trucks are coming, but drivers will still be...

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When it comes to autonomous vehicles, we’re in Level 3, almost to Level 4. That’s according to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) “J3016...
tanker trunk on road

Data shows major shift in driver turnover by freight sector before and after health...

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Driver turnover rates spiked early in the first quarter of 2020 before they trended down in March to all-time lows,...
Volvo faceshields

Truck OEMs retool to keep employees on the job, fight COVID-19 pandemic

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When COVID-19 rose to the forefront of the nation’s news early this year, the trucking industry found itself in high demand. Carriers, company drivers...
Mark Salcedo

Trucking through COVID-19: Driver sees a good change coming out of a bad time

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GREELEY, Colo. — “The worst of times can bring about the best of changes.” That may sound like a line from a Charles Dickens book,...
Cheerful truck driver

ATA study shows company drivers’ average pay increased by $6,000 between 2017-2019

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on May 21 released the latest version of the association’s Driver Compensation Study, which showed average...
Reefer on winding road

Freight rates, volumes slip, according to latest For-Hire Trucking Index

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Last week ACT Research released the latest For-Hire Trucking Index, which included March data. The index showed contraction in both volumes...
trc hazard pay

$25,000 hazardous duty pay for truckers. What are your thoughts?

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Our friends at the Trucking Review Channel discuss the idea that is being floated in Congress regarding hazardous pay for essential workers. Please let us...