Preventable or not? Deer delivers dilemma to Doe

John Doe avoided hitting a deer that raced in front of him on the highway, only to sideswipe a guardrail and destroy his right front fender. Was this a preventable accident?

Driver survey: Time to pay r-e-$-p-e-c-t

Labor Day note to carriers: Respect for drivers might keep them around, but it’s going to take more money to get them behind the wheel in the first place.

CCJ Top 250: Moving on up

As the trucking industry puts more distance between itself and the recession of 2008-09, for-hire trucking companies continue to exhibit growth and increased profitability in an otherwise slow-growing economy.

Riding the wave of e-commerce

Less-than-truckload and truckload carriers have traditionally steered clear of “final-mile” deliveries to residential areas. That model is changing as e-commerce has grown larger than parcels.

More red tape: The Great Pre-Buy of 2020? Are felons government’s answer to driver shortage?

Trucking is the definition of a dynamic industry, even a commercial free-for-all – or was. The government is taking it the wrong way, fast, with rules and regs that touch every aspect of carrier operations.

Due to recent rulings, take a look at independent contractor agreements, attorney suggests

Carriers operating in certain states in the West — specifically those who are based in California or do a lot of business there — may want to give their independent contractor agreements a critical eye, especially if they could be toeing the line of potential ...

Special report: Predictive analytics can help fleets boost safety, driver retention

The pace of available information and data gathering in trucking is accelerating, and with it, more companies to manage that data for fleets — and more unique ways to solicit it.

Love’s opens fifth fast-fill CNG fueling location in Texas Triangle

Love’s Travel Stops has opened its first fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station for heavy-duty trucks in Dallas, the company's fifth such station in the Texas Triangle. Three more Love’s fast-fill CNG locations are scheduled to open in additional areas to complete the Texas Triangle. “The availability ...

ampCNG opens four CNG locations in Texas

ampCNG, which owns and operates a network of compressed natural gas locations across the country, has announced the opening of four new CNG truck fueling locations in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold and Rosenberg, Texas. All four locations have three natural gas vehicle fueling positions, offer Class-8 tractor-trailer ...

FWHA has only done half of Congressionally required bridge safety actions, report finds

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

FMCSA plans to study driver pay’s impact on carrier safety, driver behavior

The agency says it will analyze the methods in which drivers are paid and whether they have any connection to driver safety behavior.

Court says FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not contractors, in classification case

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers in California between 2000 and 2007 were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company.

Range of new rules will steer trucking to consolidation, de facto re-regulation

With the federal government setting rules for the way trucks perform, for how vehicle owners need to maintain them, for when truck drivers may and may not work and how they are to be paid and even for the responsibilities of shippers in the supply ...