Category: U.S. Trucking News

FMCSA releases proposed ELD rule – Comment Period To Be Announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The proposed rulemaking would

Texas DPS & Border Truckers Butt Heads over Border Inspections and Other Issues

With improvements at the Port of Brownsville forthcoming and investments into the county’s International Bridge System setting the stage for growth, the trucking industry has weighed heavily on the minds of business-savvy officials throughout Cameron County as of late. Increasing freight and truck traffic at the bridges is a great way to pad the county’s

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger steps down from overnight gig on “America’s Trucking Network”

Eric “Bubba Bo” Boulanger has resigned as weekend host of WLW-AM’s “America’s Truckin’ Network” show after more than nine years. Boulanger signed off December 29, 2013 by saying he had worked every weekend and holiday for 9-plus years without a day off. He took over weekends after original host Dale “The Truckin’ Bozo” Sommers retired

Organizers of “Ride for the Constitution” seeking deniability for missing funds, all point the finger at Pete Santilli

The organizers of “Truckers to Shutdown America” later to be known as “Ride for the Constitution” seem to have been caught with their fingers in the donations cookie jar and now are scrambling for cover and pointing the finger at internet radio host Pete Santilli as the one responsible for what is alleged to be

Petition Demands USDOJ Investigate and Prosecute Leaders of Ride for the Constitution for Theft, Fraud and other crimes

A petition has been established asking the United State Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute those involved in organizing and soliciting donations for this past weekends “Ride For The Constitution” originally known as “Truckers to Shutdown America”. The petition demands that the USDOJ investigate and prosecute the non trucking founders of the groups, Pete

Trucker Anarchists release First Manifesto in attempt to “Shutdown America”.

In our continuing coverage of the anarchists who call themselves TRUCKERS TO SHUT DOWN AMERICA I’m posting their first manifesto for my followers and readers to digest and realize that real professional truckers of America want nothing to do with this agenda driven drivel. As you’ll read through this, you’ll see conspiracy theories brought forth

[Updated] Proposed Truckers Strike could destroy the already tarnished image of the American Trucker

Some malcontents within the trucking community are at it again. Calling for a nationwide truckers strike for three days in October. What are the issues behind the strike? Hours of Service Regulations? Speed Limiters, E-Log mandates, certified Medical Examiners? None of those issue seem to matter. According to Jami Jones, managing editor of LandLineMag. The agenda of

Three Ex-Executives of USA Dry Van Trucking Company Charged in Alleged $26 Million Fraud Scheme – 2 Agree to Plea Deal

Sergio Lagos, 44, Aurelio “Jim” Aleman, 59, and Oscar Barbosa, 50, have been arrested following the return of a six-count federal indictment charging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The sealed indictment, returned August 27, 2013, was unsealed following the arrest of the McAllen residents today. They

Bill passes Texas House to allow overweight Mexican trucks on Texas highways

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] bill filed by State Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr of Mission that would allow Mexican refrigerated carriers to operate overweight on Texas highways passed through the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday without debate. A companion bill in the Texas Senate, introduced by Senator Juan Hinojosa of McAllen has been filed and is under consideration. The

OOIDA makes addition to overpaid lobbying staff in DC as membership and influence in Washington continues to decline

The Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) announced Friday the addition of Ben Siegrist as the Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs in the Washington, DC, office, joining Laura O’Neil as some of the highest paid and most ineffectual employees in the OOIDA hierarchy. Siegrist worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, working with both the presidential