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Dec. Freight Down, Trucking Up

Dec. Freight Down, Trucking Up | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The DOT's Freight Transportation Services Index fell in December for the second month in a row, but truck freight increased slightly.
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How thousands of truck drivers are combatting human trafficking, one truck stop at a time.

How thousands of truck drivers are combatting human trafficking, one truck stop at a time. | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Meet the Truckers Against Trafficking.
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Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks

Google veterans head off on their own to work on self-driving trucks | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Former employees of Google, Apple, Tesla, Cruise Automation, and others — 40 people in total — have formed a new San Francisco-based company called Otto with the goal of turning commercia
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Florida group plans trucking rally from Miami to Tallahassee for June 6

Florida group plans trucking rally from Miami to Tallahassee for June 6 | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Florida truckers have come together with plans for a rally ride from Miami to Tallahassee to “express their dissatisfaction” with some specific issues
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Senate Looking To Restore 34-Hour Restart Rules From 2013

Senate Looking To Restore 34-Hour Restart Rules From 2013 | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The Senate has an amendment on the floor that would bring back the regulations on restarts from 2013.
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Congress Is Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety

Congress Is Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Fighting the virus is tied to a bill that would allow fatigued truckers to stay on the road for more than 80 hours a week.
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Champion Truck Lines | Ice Road Truckers Season 3 Recap

In case you need to get caught up, check out this recap of Season 3 of ICE ROAD Champion Truck ! Catch the season finale Sunday August 23rd at 9/8c on HISTORY.
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Previously Deported Illegal Alien Allegedly Killed Prom Teen

Previously Deported Illegal Alien Allegedly Killed Prom Teen | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Officials say a previously deported illegal alien was driving drunk and evading arrest when he killed a young woman returning from the prom.
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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Liberty Fry

Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Liberty Fry | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
With dry van or tanker holding explosives in tow, Fry and her husband, Steve, take their Kenworth everywhere from New Hampshire to Mexico.
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N.C.-based trucking company alleging FMCSA discriminates against its Chinese drivers

N.C.-based trucking company alleging FMCSA discriminates against its Chinese drivers | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
North Carolina-based, Asian-owned trucking company Truse Trucking is alleging it has been discriminated against by the FMCSA because it employs Chinese drivers whose primary language is not English.
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Truck tech startup Otto wants truckers to keep on reading

Truck tech startup Otto wants truckers to keep on reading | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Truck tech startup Otto - founded by Google execs - aims to retrofit US truck fleet to make it self-driving and safer to all road users.
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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.
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Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation

Sleep apnea back front and center of health/safety conversation | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Following release of FMCSA apnea pre-rule requesting information, and release of study on apnea and crash risk, conversation among advocates heats up over study's validity, more.
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221 cargo thefts in first quarter according to FreightWatch

221 cargo thefts in first quarter according to FreightWatch | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The number of cargo thefts in the U. S. in 2016’s first quarter was up 8 percent, but the average value of the thefts was down 56 percent compared to 2015.
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How thousands of truck drivers are combatting human trafficking, one truck stop at a time.

How thousands of truck drivers are combatting human trafficking, one truck stop at a time. | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Meet the Truckers Against Trafficking.
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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Kristen Kudlic

Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Kristen Kudlic | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
A serious motocross accident in 2009 left Kudlic with a broken back and paralysis from the waist down.
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Six mistakes in becoming an owner-operator

Six mistakes in becoming an owner-operator | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Trucking consultant Kevin Rutherford lists six common mistakes to avoid if you want to become an owner/operator.
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Nik Nikolas's curator insight, May 21, 5:38 AM
No1.Listening to family and friends. “It’s really dangerous asking for advice because there’s no way of knowing whether the advice is good or not,” he said. Those close to you will tend to support you if you’re excited, while those who tend to be negative will frown on any risky idea. Asking dozens of people the same questions at least gets you closer to the truth. - See more at: http://www.truckersnews.com/six-mistakes-to-avoid-in-becoming-an-owner-operator/?ust_id=858eb54ee2b2130b1407343c98106c33#sthash.hP1qPCjo.dpuf
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Overpass collapses onto Oklahoma City highway

Overpass collapses onto Oklahoma City highway | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Truck trapped after northbound side of the N. May Avenue bridge collapsed onto Northwest Expressway, authorities said
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Autonomous-Driving Venture Targets Heavy Trucks

Autonomous-Driving Venture Targets Heavy Trucks | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
An engineer who helped spearhead the self-driving Google car project has quietly launched a Silicon Valley startup that plans to retrofit tractor trailers with autonomous-driving technology.
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Hank O’Neill’s 2000 Kenworth W900

Hank O’Neill’s 2000 Kenworth W900 | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The truck features an extended hood and studio sleeper. The only custom work on the truck is the 7-inch dual straight stacks.
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House bill restores 2011 hours of service rules, kills Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking

House bill restores 2011 hours of service rules, kills Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The measure does not tie the changes to the 34-hour restart study currently being conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a departure from trucking-specific provisions cleared by Congress in recent years.
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The Great Electric Bus Takeover Has Begun (CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview)

The Great Electric Bus Takeover Has Begun (CleanTechnica Exclusive Interview) | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
It's like a Tesla Model 3, only roomier: An all electric bus could be coming to a transit route near you, now that Proterra has upgraded its EV battery.
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Fuel prices up another 2.6 cents this week

Fuel prices up another 2.6 cents this week | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.297, a 2.6-cent jump from last week’s prices.
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Trucking’s Top Rookie nominations open May 16

Trucking’s Top Rookie nominations open May 16 | Truckers Daily | Scoop.it
Nominations for the Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie award open May 16 and close at 5 p.m. on June 24.
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