Class 8 orders surprisingly high in June, trailer orders shoot up

June's Class 8 orders saw a surprisingly robust month, according to industry data firms, while trailer orders also posted big year-over-year gains.

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?

Truck tonnage falls in June following four months of big gains

Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations' monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.8 percent in June. The index is still up 2.3 percent from the same month last year and 3.2 percent compared to 2014's first quarter.

ATA Forecast: Tonnage to grow, freight revenues ‘surge’ through 2025

The ATA has released the latest edition of its look at the future of freight, and that future is bright: continued growth for not just the trucking industry, but for the freight economy overall. Carriers, however, will need to adapt to thrive.

Dear Congress: ‘This is no way to run a railroad,’ a dozen USDOT secs say

Current Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 former DOT chiefs on Monday sent a letter to Congress saying the lawmakers’ work doesn’t end with the patch to the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund that is currently under consideration.

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