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Heavier Weights for Same Money and Safety Concern

Heavier Weights for Same Money and Safety Concern

March 26, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

There are two bills that need to be discussed that are parts of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act.

One of the bills will allow the gross weight to be increased from “eighty thousand” pounds to “ninety seven thousand” pounds. Is this something that really needs to be discussed? The way the roads and bridges are [...]


OOIDA sues Minnesota over CMV enforcement

November 20, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

More than six years’ worth of citations and out-of-service orders issued to truckers by the Minnesota Highway Patrol aren’t worth the paper they were written on, according to a lawsuit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

OOIDA claims that’s because the state had no authority to enforce federal regulations.
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Lease purchase – is it a good thing

September 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Unless company’s have changed their way’s in the last few month’s then I say the “lease purchase” deal that company’s try to throw out to drivers is still a shady deal. Especially, the ones that mention in their ads “no credit checks” or “no money down”.
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Trucker arrested in fatal crash

August 18, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A Virginia man died Monday in a crash along the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County, and a Minnesota man faces a vehicular homicide charge.

The crash was reported just after midnight Monday near Montpelier. A Ford Focus driven by Ryan Heyscue, 18, of Richmond, Va., was heading east when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer rig, [...]


Specialized Carriers & Rigging names truck driver of the year

May 15, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

In the USA, a truck driver credited with transporting more than 350 wind towers without incident has been named Truck Driver of the Year by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA). Rudy Moreno drives for Anderson Trucking Service, Inc. (ATS), which is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In his 17 years with the [...]


OOIDA takes arbitrary fatigue enforcement to court

May 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a lawsuit today challenging a Minnesota State Patrol’s arbitrary enforcement program used to declare truck drivers fatigued and to place them out of service.
The Association filed the lawsuit Wednesday, May 13, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of truck drivers placed out of [...]


Why do I even care anymore

May 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 4 Comments 

You know, I have asked this question to myself I bet a million or so times over the last five years. Trucking has done nothing but shit on me since 04, why do I even care? I have had some rough goes, in the last five years. Seems I am going to keep having them, [...]


Willie Nelson brings biofuel to the red states

May 11, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

“Why do people use biodiesel? Because they love it, that’s why,” Carl Cornelius barks at me over the phone. “Heck, even Wal-Mart fuels here.”
Cornelius is the owner of Carl’s Corner Truck Stop in central Texas, and when we spoke he was in the process of tearing down and rebuilding his entire truck stop, ordering workers [...]