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Transport America named 2016 CCJ Innovator of the Year

Rates report: Reefer ticks up to start year, flatbed and van continue to sag

Spot market rates in all three segments in January continued their trend of lackluster showings, with van and flatbed both falling a few cents per ...

U.S. diesel price falls for 13th straight week, hovers at $2 a gallon

Diesel prices stayed slightly above the $2 threshold another week after dropping 2.3 cents last week to $2.008 per gallon, according to the Department of ...

New LTL giant XPO suing competitor YRC, alleges carrier poached executives, company secrets; YRC calls claims ‘meritless’

XPO Logistics (No. 35 on the CCJ Top 250), who recently purchased Con-way Inc. (No. 6), is suing less-than-truckload competitor YRC Worldwide (No. 4) over ...

Bendix Brakes relaunching Fleet MetLok brand for severe-duty applications

Bendix Brakes is relaunching its Fleet MetLok product line of disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications. Bendix says the Fleet MetLok line has ...

Volkswagen’s plans for heavy duty expansion may not be dead after all

Volkswagen is every bit Public Enemy Number One that John Dillinger ever was. The Environmental Protection Agency has the German automaker firmly, and deservedly, in its ...

Carriers allowed to use wireless rechargeable lights during towing, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow motor carriers to use rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during ...

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CCJ a finalist for Jesse H. Neal editorial award

CCJ has been named a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal business-to-business media award in the category of Best Subject-Related Integrated Package for its Trucking's Future Now package. The package addresses the ...

Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January, U.S. unemployment drops slightly

The for-hire trucking industry in January added 1,500 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department’s monthly preliminary employment report. January’s total employment ...

Removable modular system can convert drop frame trailers to auto haulers

In a partnership with Kentucky Trailer, RAD Auto Transport Modules has developed on line of removable equipment for drop frame trailer vans, which allows them to ...

Preventable or not? Doe cut off at the pass – well, not quite

During lunch at Union 76, some of the guys at the far table were arguing about who had the best country-western guitar. Trucker John Doe ...

Bill seeks to rein in states’ ability to regulate hours-of-service, driver pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest ...

Trucking coalition reiterates: FMCSA’s issuance of Safety Fitness rule violates federal law

An ad hoc coalition of motor carrier groups is urging Congress to act on what it sees is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s violation of ...

Innovations in autonomous steering on the horizon

By a wide margin, vehicular autonomy is probably the sexiest innovation ongoing in trucking. The George Orwell-factor of a truck actively involved in the decision-making process if ...

Walmart driver pleads not guily to manslaughter charges in Tracy Morgan crash

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed one man and injured comedian Tracy Morgan in June of 2014 pleaded not guilty to all ...