Trucking Industry in Driver Shortage

Driver Shortage Means Opportunities Abound By HireMaster It’s often been said the best way to gauge the strength of the American economy is just get out on the highway. The more trucks on the road, the healthier the economy. American commerce runs on a ribbon of asphalt. Christmas comes on 18 wheels. The roads are filled with big rigs these days, as nearly 70 percent ...

written on: 01-16-2018

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OOIDA mourns loss of Jim Johnston

OOIDA mourns loss of Jim Johnston Jim Johnston, the president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association who fought for truckers rights for more than 40 years, died Monday after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer, OOIDA announced Monday night. Johnston died at his home in Grain Valley, Mo. He was 78. “The trucking industry has lost a visionary and ...

written on: 01-12-2018

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OOIDA seeks public comment on ELD exemption

OOIDA seeks public comment on ELD exemption By HireMaster staff The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has encouraged its members to file comments in support of its request for a five-year exemption for small business truckers from the electronic logging device mandate. The request, originally submitted in November, asks the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

written on: 01-10-2018

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ATA urges attention during storm

ATA urges attention during storm By AL MUSKEWITZ HireMaster by Wright Media The American Trucking Association is urging caution, common sense and safety as its members and member drivers deal with the growing snowstorm that was clobbering the eastern seaboard Thursday. As the bomb cyclone dubbed Winter Storm Grayson continues to make its way up the East Coast and gains ...

written on: 01-08-2018

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Covenant announces teaming bonus program

Covenant offering $40,000 teaming bonus By AL MUSKEWITZ HireMaster/Wright Media, LLC CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 3) – Covenant Transport entered the trucking industry 32 years ago yesterday and immediately grabbed a unique position in the market with its fleet of team drivers. It enters the new year with a bold incentive designed to elevate its status as the leader of its ...

written on: 01-05-2018

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