From the LL blog: It takes just one person to spur big change

A few weeks ago, OOIDA President Jim Johnston received an email from a concerned citizen and OOIDA spouse member about truck parking in her city. That one email turned into something much larger. It was hard to predict the giant wave of support that started with a...

Driver in Tracy Morgan crash pleads not guilty at arraignment

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed one man and injured comedian Tracy Morgan in June of 2014 pleaded not guilty to all charges when he was arraigned in Superior Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey Monday (Feb. 1). Walmart driver Kevin Roper of...

C.R. England increases detention pay for some drivers

C.R. England announced the company will increase its detention pay for drivers in its national and regional divisions. The detention pay will increase for those drivers by more than double, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City carrier. The increased...

TCA honors trucking companies for safe driving records

Seventeen trucking companies in six divisions have been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association for their safety records, and two will eventually be chosen as grand prize winners later this year. The TCA Monday (Feb. 1) announced the division winners for its...

Wisconsin congressman on Transpo Committee won’t run again

A Wisconsin congressman who is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will not seek reelection this fall. Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble (right) with his wife, son and daughter. Rep. Reid Ribble, a 59-year-old Republican representing the 8th...

Latest turnover numbers show tight driver market continues

Driver turnover rates at smaller truckload carriers dropped in the third quarter of last year but rose by double digits for large ones during the same time. The American Trucking Associations today (Feb. 1) said the annualized turnover rate at smaller truckload...

DHL Freight’s transparent solution

DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, has introduced a new customs clearance service that makes shipping into the European Union for non-EU companies and their end-customers more convenient.