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    Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department

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    Thomas takes on GM role at BRS Transportation

    June 5, 2018 by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Jerry Thomas is the new general manager of BRS Transportation, part of the Fastfrate Group of Companies. Thomas was appointed to the new role, reporting directly to Fastfrate CEO Manny Calandrino May 1. Thomas started with Fastfrate

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    Class 8 orders remain strong in May: FTR

    June 5, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 orders for May were strong according to analysts at FTR Transportation Intelligence. The forecasting company reports preliminary North American orders sitting at 35,200 units last month, falling slightly below the six-month average

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    Titanium increases driver pay for a second time

    June 5, 2018 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – A second round of pay increases is coming to Titanium Trucking Services. The company announced it will be increasing its rates for its cross-border company drivers. The increase comes after owner-operator rates were bumped Jan. 1. Cross-border

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    Back-pay for drivers upheld by B.C. court

    June 1, 2018 by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in favor of container truck drivers this week, dismissing the appeal of two trucking companies seeking to challenge the Container Trucking Act. The appeal sought to overturn a lower court’s interpretation

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    FMCSA issues regulatory clarification on agricultural hauling

    May 31, 2018 by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is bringing clarity to the Hours of Service (HoS) exemptions for agricultural haulers. The FMCSA received 566 comments and questions during a public consultation period this winter on the

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    Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. will face tariffs

    May 31, 2018 by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is going ahead with tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, says Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The country announced it will not extend exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union that were granted

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    Pilot Flying J is helping drivers get ready for CVSA Roadcheck

    May 29, 2018 by Truck News

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roadcheck is coming and to help drivers through the inspections Pilot Flying J is offering free mid-trip inspections. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck event will run June 5-7 and will focus on Hours of

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    FMCSA issues emergency declaration ahead of Alberto

    May 28, 2018 by Truck News

    GULF SHORES, Fla. – While most of the United States is observing Memorial Day, Gulf Coast states are bracing for an early start to hurricane season. Although Alberto has been rated a subtropical storm, falling short of the hurricane designation,

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    600,000 Brazilian truckers are back to work after week-long strike paralyzes country

    May 28, 2018 by Truck News

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will concede to demands just a week after 600,000 truckers went on strike paralyzing the country. A state of emergency was declared in Brazil and the army was ordered to

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    Charity BBQ raises a record $28,000 in two hours

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, MB – Friends, family, customers, and employees of Maxim Truck & Trailer raised $28,000 for charity in just two hours at their annual barbeque. The record amount from this year’s event is going to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation through

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    OOIDA lauds bill aiming to exempt small fleets from ELDs

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – Another bill calling for exemptions to the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is lauding the two congressman

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    New app from Ryder aims to help with fleet management

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System is expanding its offerings to increase its investment in the digital space. The truck rental and leasing company announced this week the launch of RyderGyde, a smartphone app with tools to help drivers and fleets

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    ELD company One20 suddenly closes its doors

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Electronic logging device (ELD) supplier One20 has announced it is going out of business. With no prior warning, the Minnesota-based supplier of three apps and the devices to support them – One20 Maps, One20, and MyOne20 –

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    U.S. lawmakers call for flexibility to HOS rules

    May 24, 2018 by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty United States Senators have penned a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging them to explore flexible alternative to the current hours of service (HoS) regulations in that country. Addressed to administrator Raymond

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