Pride Group Holdings files for Bankruptcy

Pride Group Holdings, a Canadian transportation and logistics firm, which was founded in 2010, filed on March 27, 2024 for Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada and on April 1, 2024 for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the United States.

Tony's Express Closed

Tony’s Express, a 70-year-old trucking company and freight brokerage based in Fontana, CA, just closed their doors on March 28, 2024.
Along with it, the facility in Stockton, California and two satellite locations in Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.

TCA named Norton Transport truck driver Rodney Clay the Highway Angel of 2024

The Truckload Carriers Association, or short TCA, named truck driver Rodney Clay from Riverview, Florida, a Highway Angel for stopping on March 4, 2024, to help a mother and daughter when he saw that their car flipped on a busy highway in Kansas and crashed into the road median.

Parking Problem and Booting

In this day and age everyone gets frustrated when searching for parking, but when you’re driving an 18-wheeler, finding a spot to take a break or park overnight can be an unnerving and daunting task. Primarily, that’s because there are about 1.5 million truck drivers on the road and at any point in time yet fewer than 400,000 available parking spots. Some industry stakeholders say the problem is not so much about enough parking and more about finding available parking spaces. Others say the ELD mandate is to blame. Addressing the issue will require taking both opinions into account. So this article aims to do just that.

Appreciating a Driver: The Essentiality of Truck Drivers
Every day, over 3.6 million experienced truck drivers take to the roadways to transport the food we eat, the medication we depend on, and the clothing we wear.
Almost every item in your house or workplace was carried by truck, so it's vital to acknowledge the men and women we rely so heavily upon.
Trucks and truck drivers travel through our lives, constantly working hard to make safe, on-time deliveries.

Cybersecurity and Big Rigs

Concerned about Cybersecurity ?

In the initial years of digital technology and connectivity being infused with automobile, researchers took to show that they could hack a Chevy Impala or a Jeep Cherokee to hijack their steering and disable the vehicles' brakes, the findings were an alarming wakeup call to the consumer in the automobile industry. However, industrial automakers are still in line for for a reminder that they, also are selling susceptible computer networks that are connected to their vehicles, these are moving vehicles with carrying weights of 33,000 pounds and upwards. In recent times, breaches of cyber security and other similar incidents have generated continuing discussions both inside and outside the trucking industry and community.

The Impact of the 1980 Motor Carrier Act on the Truck Industry

The Impact of the 1980 Motor Carrier Act on the Truck Industry

Whenever we think of blue-collar occupations that have declined in status, salary, and working conditions, we usually blame technology or labor outsourcing to other countries.

Trucking remains resilient to outsourcing. Also, self-driving innovation is yet to replace any driver. Nonetheless, its income, status, and working conditions have declined recently.

President Jimmy Carter enacted the Motor Carrier Act (MCA) in 1980, deregulating the business and transforming truckers into independent contractors. Most drivers now own their vehicles and are employed by trucking firms, which are employed by enterprises that ship via a port. Drivers are in charge of upkeep, route planning, and parking cost.

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