Today's Trucking

Drivers ‘deserve to be trained’, says BC widow calling for nation-wide standards

May 7, 2018 by elizabeth

FALKLAND, B.C. – Pattie Babij is on a mission to make new driver training mandatory nation-wide.

It’s been a difficult year for Babij. A little more than 12 months ago her husband Steve was driving his truck near Revelstoke, B.C. when another semi crossed the median and hit him head on – neither he nor the couple’s dog Zak survived the crash.

To add to the grief, she’s being forced to sell her dairy farm because she’s unable to run it without her husband’s help.


Shell petitions pickup to be official U.S. vehicle

October 4, 2017 by John Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — The maker of Shell Rotella engine oil is leading the effort to have the U.S. White House formally recognize the pickup truck as the “Official Vehicle of the United States.” To pay homage to the substantial role pickup trucks play in shaping our nation and working their way into all parts of our society, Shell is honoring the vehicle by leading a national Shell Rotella campaign, entitled “Pickup Pride” which may forever change the way Americans view the pickup truck.


OOIDA files petition opposing ELD mandate

August 30, 2017 by elizabeth

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) threw another punch in their battle against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, yesterday.
The group filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying that 26 states have not yet incorporated the new regulation into state laws, and are not authorized to enforce the rule until they do so.