OOIDA: California bill would deter ‘mistreatment’ of truckers

One bill halfway through the statehouse is intended to deter shippers from using port drayage motor carriers who have unpaid wage, tax, and worker’s compensation liabilities. The bill would require joint and several liability for customers who contract with such port...

Convey announces $10M in new round of venture capital funding

Convey, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based technology that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes to improve the last mile customer experience, announced this week that it has received an additional $10 million in venture capital funding,...

Truck tonnage is up in May, reports ATA

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7%, to 113.8 (2015=100), from April to May, following a 2.7% (upwardly revised from an original reading of 2.2%) March to April increase. Powered by...

FedEx posts strong fiscal Q4 and full-year earnings results

Global logistics and transportation bellwether FedEx announced strong Fiscal Year and fourth quarter 2018 earnings results, which it announced late yesterday. Earnings per share for the fiscal fourth quarter, at $5.91, were up 41% annually, with fiscal year EPS up 27%...

Rhode Island Senate votes to nix truck contract clause

An effort in Rhode Island to put an end to the inclusion of an unfair clause in trucking contracts has taken a big step forward. The state Senate has voted to advance to the House a bill to prohibit indemnification clauses in trucking contracts. The clauses are set up...

Tandem Thoughts: Super family takes Best of Show honors

OOIDA member Eric Turner, Sr. took home Best of Show at the 36th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs, with his 2015 Peterbilt 389. A 2018, chromed out, Wally-Mo 8-car hauler completed the tractor-trailer combo, which also won Best Interior. Powered by...

Brake Safety Week slated for Sept. 16-22

Roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles will be conducted from Sept. 16-22 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week. Powered by...

Posture problems and how to correct them

At some point in your life — most likely as a kid or teenager — you heard someone tell you (command you!) to, “Stand up straight!” If you are one of the many truckers who also served in the military, you most likely had good posture drilled into you. Well, it still...