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TRUCK DRIVER SUFFOCATES WHEN ENGULFED WHILE CLEARING JAMMED WOODCHIPS BEING UNLOADED FROM AN OPEN TOP TRAILER WITH A MOVABLE FLOOR UNLOADING SYSTEM

THE TRUCK OPERATOR The 47-year-old experienced male truck driver had been employed by a wholesale mulch company for 10 years. The company had locations in multiple states, resulting in interstate driving. The day before the incident, he ...Read More

SURVEY RESULTS HIGHLIGHT LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVER SAFETY ISSUES

More than 1 in 3 long-haul truck drivers (LHTDs) had at least one truck crash at work during their career, according to results made available from the 2010 national survey of LHTDs conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Heal...Read More

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Cargo theft firms warn truckers of increased theft activity during Memorial Day weekend

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FWI said in past Memorial Day weekends, it has seen elevated theft levels up to 40 percent higher than non-holiday weekends, and in 2015, saw a record-high 15 cargo theft incidents averaging more than $600,000 in value.

‘Be the change you want to see’

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

From the cab of Clifford "Dream Walker" Petersen on the state of the industry. Drivers have strength in numbers, and individual actions will go a long way toward improving conditions for owner-operators.

House committee advances bill with trucking reforms on hours of service, pending owner-op rating rule

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The House’s Appropriations Committee has sent to the full House a Department of Transportation funding package that would permanently restore 2011 regulations pertaining to truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart. The bill also would halt the DOT’s work on its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking and would prevent states from enforcing any state-enacted laws governing truckers’ breaks and pay.