Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Nation
Fraud trial of Pilot Flying J staffers detours with recordings of former exec's racial slurs

Fraud trial of Pilot Flying J staffers detours with recordings of former exec's racial slurs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The fraud trial for four former executives and sales staff at the truck stop chain Pilot Flying J took a detour Wednesday when prosecutors played a portion of secret recordings that included one of the defendants saying the n-word and disparaging his boss' National Football League team.

FMCSA Chief Counsel Randi Hutchinson terminated

FMCSA Chief Counsel Randi Hutchinson terminated

WASHINGTON — Randi Hutchinson has been terminated as chief counsel at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

TCA names 6 finalists in Driver of the Year contests

TCA names 6 finalists in Driver of the Year contests

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association has named six professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2017 Driver of the Year contests, recognizing the company and owner- operators who provide reliable transportation of North America’s goods.

U.S. DOT launches multi-modal initiative to modernize its data usage, collection

U.S. DOT launches multi-modal initiative to modernize its data usage, collection

WASHINGTON — The U. S. Department of Transportation is launching a multi-modal initiative, including two pilot programs, to modernize its data analysis and integrate its traditional data sets with new “big data” sources to gain insights into transportation safety.

Celadon opens new driver welcome center with pharmacy, computers, laundry and more

Celadon opens new driver welcome center with pharmacy, computers, laundry and more

INDIANAPOLIS — Celadon Trucking recently opened a new welcome center for drivers in Indianapolis.

OOIDA President and CEO Jim Johnston dies

OOIDA President and CEO Jim Johnston dies

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Jim Johnston, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) since 1974 and whose name was synonymous with efforts to improve the workplace and lifestyle for thousands of independent contractors, died Monday.

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