New cabover manufacturer enters Class 6-7 market

New components, parts and pieces enter the market practically every week, but it's not often a new OEM jumps into the fray. Enter Gary Jones and his start-up, Rainier Truck & Chassis.

Daimler, Volvo report higher sales, profit in second quarter

Daimler reported this week that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat at $10.74 billion compared to the same period last year, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. Volvo in its earnings call reported a 44 percent increase in deliveries ...

Court OKs $3M settlement against C.R. England

A federal court has approved a $3 million class action settlement over truth-in-leasing regulations in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against C.R. England Inc.

Battle for the future: Freight will still move — will you be hauling it?

Somebody is going to be moving freight in 2025. The only real question is will you be one of the people doing it? Here are some of the challenges — and opportunities — the industry will deal with in the next decade.

Carriers being targeted by fake letters wanting banking info, FMCSA warns

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

Say it ain’t so, Joe: VP bemoans infrastructure woes, pitches fix; Senate next to act

With only days left before the Highway Trust Fund runs dry, and as Congress rushes to find a solution before the August break, the White House continues to pitch infrastructure investment and its Rebuild America program, with Vice President Joe Biden taking to the whiteboard ...

Another lawsuit against Navistar’s EGR-only MaxxForce engines made public

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has come to light, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

Food distribution giant hit with $20 million in mishandling charges

Sysco Corp., the largest U.S. food distribution company, will pay almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties in California for the illegal practice of holding perishable foods – such as seafood, milk and raw meat – in unrefrigerated sheds.

Video evidence: the next wave of driver scoring

Video-based risk management systems have become the next wave of technology used to score driver performance. These systems show the conditions inside and outside the cab that caused a risky event to occur. With the additional content, fleet managers can quickly determine the root cause ...

FMCSA finalizes changes to CSA’s SMS site, redesign coming Aug. 2

One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.

Turning up driver satisfaction

Stay Metrics plans to match personality profiles of drivers to retention and safety performance. The end result will be a profile that is predictive of which drivers are most likely to be long term drivers and safe drivers based on their individual personality characteristics.

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 3: The ‘ugly little secret’ of CSA

In the final part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series: An in-depth look at how severity weights and peer groups lead to other CSA problems.

Preventable or not: Doe’s trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

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