All new drivers are eligible for the bonus, while those with a year of experience and a hazmat endorsement can get up to $20,000.
A boom in travel, as well as a union strike earlier in the week, caused wait times up to seven hours as Canada reopened to US vacationers.
Trucking has rooted out more than 40,000 drivers who tested positive for marijuana in a new clearinghouse. Resources ought to go elsewhere.
Supply chains underpin our society. Between a labor shortage, computer hacks, and other disruptions, we're seeing what happens when they struggle.
Long-time Tesla executive Jerome Guillen is moving to head the EV maker's heavy trucking division, according to a regulatory filing.
Aurora and truck maker Paccar said Tuesday they have inked a deal to develop self-driving semi trucks. The Amazon-backed autonomous vehicle startup has long said its first product would be a truck. Aurora’s rivals have also teamed up with truck makers recently as the driverless truck race heats up. Visit […]
A convoy of trucks loaded with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are leaving the drugmaker’s Michigan manufacturing centre on Sunday, carrying doses of the newly approved drug. Tractor trailers carrying the vaccine will make their way to a UPS hub in Louisville, Kentucky, where they will be loaded on planes to be […]
Amazon has massively scaled up its workforce and logistics network to respond to the surge in online shopping during the holiday season due to the pandemic. The e-commerce giant has hired more than 400,000 employees, grown its delivery fleet to include a total of 80 planes and 50,000 delivery trucks, […]
Walmart Canada more than tripled its preorders of Tesla Semi trucks, increasing its reservations to 130 vehicles. The company intends to electrify 20% of its fleet by 2022, and to run its entire fleet on alternative power by 2028. Tesla originally said the Semi would be available in 2019, but […]
ARI Legacy Sleepers builds custom sleeper cabs for long-haul truckers. The sleepers offer amenities truckers don’t always have access to, like toilets, showers, kitchens, and full-sized beds. ARI can build in cool features like motorcycle garages, pull-out grills, upscale kitchens, and gaming stations. While a basic sleeper might run you […]
Truckers, who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, are asking Congress to halt the practice of two taxes in order to help them stay afloat. They are looking to have the taxes suspended until next year. Truckers have continued to work during the pandemic, delivering for grocery stores, […]
Today’s network of big-box retailers and online shopping likely wouldn’t exist without the deregulation of the trucking industry 40 years ago this month. The Motor Carrier Act of 1980, passed by President Jimmy Carter, slashed the cost of moving goods by truck. It also eroded one of America’s great blue-collar […]
A Missouri-based trucking giant is settling two class-action suits with its truck drivers, offering $US28 million. One of the cases against New Prime Inc. went all the way to the Supreme Court. Experts say the case and its settlement could set a precedent for truck drivers who say their companies […]
Love’s will require customers to wear face masks at its 520-plus locations nationwide, starting July 29. It’s the first major truck stop chain to require masks. The policy is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, but some customers reacted negatively to the announcement on social media. Visit Business Insider’s […]
TuSimple has announced its plan to develop the world’s first network of autonomous freight delivery trucks across the US by 2024. The project will take place in three phases spanning from 2020 to 2024 and includes the creation of systems to connect customers to their live-time freight delivery, terminals, and […]
The Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that reforms to the hours-of-service (HOS) rule will save American taxpayers more than $US4 billion over about 14 years The safety-minded rule determines how many hours a truck driver can work. Truck drivers say these rules are too rigid, ultimately slash their take-home […]
Major names like Starbucks and H&M have come out to denounce racism in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. All but a few of America’s largest trucking companies, which collectively employ more than 1.2 million people, have spoken publicly. None have announced donations benefiting organisations that […]