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Category: Management

State of New York to Pay $44.4 Million to Truckers

State of New York to Pay $44.4 Million to Truckers

| April 27, 2017

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, which represents professional and small-business truckers, wrapped up a class action lawsuit against New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance on April 19, 2017. The state’s Supreme Court – which is the state’s trial court – ordered that New York pay a total of $44,429,473 for an unconstitutional registration and […]

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A. Duie Pyle on a New Generation of Trucking Employees and Leaders

A. Duie Pyle on a New Generation of Trucking Employees and Leaders

| April 5, 2017

By: Randy Swart, COO at A. Duie Pyle “As Baby Boomers begin to retire, a new generation of trucking employees will be needed. According to the National Private Trucking Council, the first group of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2012, and the number of Millennials seeking a career in trucking is growing at a slower […]

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Getac Devices Now with Enhanced Security Protection

Getac Devices Now with Enhanced Security Protection

| April 5, 2017

Getac, known for rugged notebooks, tablet PCs and handheld devices for use by the military, police, government communications and more has partnered with Trivalent to deliver the latest in data protection for rugged computing devices. With this development, Getac has confirmed its “commitment to safeguarding customer data with technology that has been certified by the […]

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Ridgemont Equity to Invest in Dickinson Fleet Services

Ridgemont Equity to Invest in Dickinson Fleet Services

| April 4, 2017

Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle market private equity investor, has announced a new investment in Dickinson Fleet Services (“DFS, a leader in technology-driven vehicle fleet maintenance. Here’s the scoop: Dickinson Fleet Services provides repair and maintenance services for vehicle fleet owners and operators across the United States. The Company operates a network of mobile technicians, […]

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Truck Lobby Pleased that TWIC Reforms Are Part of New Security Legislation

Truck Lobby Pleased that TWIC Reforms Are Part of New Security Legislation

| April 3, 2017

Truck lobby leader, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has saluted leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation to improve the efficiency and security of the trucking industry by moving the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program closer to a “one-stop shop” for clearances. “As it stands now, professional truck drivers are […]

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Truckload Turnover Rate Down Sharply in Fourth Quarter

Truckload Turnover Rate Down Sharply in Fourth Quarter

| March 30, 2017

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall choppiness of the freight market,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob […]

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