As always, we’ve compiled some of the most important and most unusual trucking stories of the week for your reading pleasure!
- I’ve heard of buyer’s remorse, but thieves’ remorse is a new one. A truck thief in New York state decided to hide the evidence of his crime – with a bulldozer.
- We’re one step closer to having a national standard certification for individuals who provide medical exams for commercial drivers.
- Another week, another trucking company shut down for FMCSA violations. What do you think – is this latest rash of shutdowns too much, or are they just the type of spring cleaning that the industry needs?
- The existence of a nationwide truck driver shortage has been widely disputed, but when you get down to local levels there are certainly areas in need of drivers. For example, this coming weekend and next week there will be several recruitment fairs for drivers in the Eagle Ford Shale area, where a drilling boom has lead to a huge demand for drivers.