The Trucker Chronicles

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor The Journal of Commerce Online – News Story Most ‘active’ interstate motor carriers lack federal safety ratings, analysis finds The number of active for-hire motor carriers in the U.S. rose 7.5 percent from February 2011 through this month, an increase of more than 11,500 trucking companies. That increase points to […]

story by Kim Souza That old adage “if you bought it, a truck brought it” is as true today as ever before according to the latest report from the American Trucking Association – 2012 Trucking Trends. Nearly 70% of the freight moved throughout this country is done so by trucks to the tune of 9.2 […]

We’ve been alerted by the folks at AldenLaw that law enforcement is cracking down on trucks using the trucks-prohibited lanes through the I-270 construction project on the southwest side of Columbus.  The prohibited lanes cannot handle truck traffic and are being destroyed by the weight of trucks not using the proper lanes. The Columbus Police […]

Last month tragedy struck the trucking industry when one of their own went missing.  Sadly, this is a story that is often repeated even in today’s highly connected world. Mark Williams, Sr. (aka “T-Shirt”),  was trucking for a small company when he picked up his load in North Carolina headed for Texas.  After days without […]

The trucking industry, both truckload and less-than-truckload, face a variety challenges after the Great Recession. Chip Overbey, senior vice president at Old Dominion Freight Line , spoke to The Traffic Club of Memphis today, outlining some of these challenges, from capacity issues to the driver shortage. With analysts and economists projecting an increase in gross […]