Diesel prices make one-cent jump this week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

Recall on Takata airbag inflators could include Freightliner, Western Star

The massive recall on Takata airbags that affects nearly 34 million vehicles worldwide likely impacts some Freightliner and Western Star models, according to the company's recall notice.

Omnitracs celebrates opening of Dallas headquarters

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 25. At the KPMG building in the heart of downtown Dallas, local dignitaries, community ...

PeopleNet acquires Cadec to expand presence in foodservice, private fleets

Through its PeopleNet subsidiary, Trimble has purchased the assets of privately held Cadec Global Inc.

House Democrats introduce White House’s six-year Grow America highway bill

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced a more ambitious version of the White House’s long-term highway legislation that would allow a regulation mandating carriers compensate truckers for non-driving time.

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz takes place next week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for June 2-4.

CCJ Indicators: Linehaul rates continue to soar, truck and trailer orders fall

The base portion of truckload rates continues to climb, according to the latest data, while truck and trailer orders moderate from booms in recent months.

Port update: Dockworkers ratify work agreement that ended months-long port slowdown, cargo backlog

West Coast dockworkers and port employers have ratified the five-year contract tentatively reached in February following nine months of negotiations.

Congress OKs two-month highway bill patch, says it’s working on long-term plan

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is Congress' 33rd stopgap surface transportation measure in a decade despite introduction of several long-term bills.

Index shows company driver pay continued to increase in 2014

The National Transportation Institute released recently its fourth quarter 2014 Driver Wage Index for company drivers.

Volvo, Mack honor service members with Memorial Day tribute trucks

Volvo and Mack each unveiled trucks honoring U.S. military members for Memorial Day weekend events.

White House clears rule mandating stability control systems for heavy trucks, publication expected soon

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.

Shipper-carrier panel: what’s good for the driver is good for business

A shipper-carrier panel at the CCJ Spring Symposium discussed a number of ways to eliminate pain points in the supply chain.