ATA boss blasts ‘anti-truck agitators’

The attempt by railroads, unions and other “anti-truck” groups to distort the truth about the safety of bigger trucks won’t work because the facts will support more productive vehicles, the leader of the American Trucking Associations says

Monday Money: Trucking, economic indicators in 5 slides

Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index showing a 6 percent year-over-year increase – the largest in 35 months – and setting a new high. Intermodal traffic also continued to rise and a Federal Reserve survey confirms transportation demand has ...

California mulling zero-emission technology program

California legislators have scheduled an April 30 hearing on legislation to establish a zero- and near-zero emission technology program for certain vehicles and equipment.

Con-way Freight, ODFL, YRC Freight commit to uShip marketplace

Online freight marketplace uShip announced three top national LTL carriers – Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight – have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.

FMCSA shutdown order tossed in court, fleet allowed to resume work

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations.

Using CRM to drive sales in transportation

Of all the daily activities in business, perhaps nothing stays more fluid than sales and marketing. In transportation, plans must change constantly to keep trailers full and business profitable.

DOT’s Foxx on road tour: Call Congress, tell them to act on long-term highway bill

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's nosedive.

State agency nominees sought for UCR board

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking four state chief administration officers overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan to serve on the plan’s board.

Driver coercion rule expected this month, speed limiter and Safety Fitness rules could see action soon

The driver coercion prevention rule bouncing around the regulatory circuit could be published this month, according to a Department of Transportation rulemaking update released this week. The speed limiter mandate rule and the Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action next month.

Highway fund to go broke Aug. 31; senator calls for bipartisan action

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated the “ticker” that displays the balance in the Highway Trust Fund, and it now projects the account will run out of money Aug. 31.

Automated transmissions a selling point for driver recruiting

Fleets struggling to put drivers in the seat are more willing to pay premiums that come with automated transmissions in used trucks, more so than their owner-operator counterparts, according to a report recently released by NADA.

Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics.

Cummins nat gas engine recall affects 4,100 Autocars, all major NA truck makers

Another recall related to the Cummins and Cummins-Westport natural gas engines was posted this week, and a list of affected manufacturers shows all major NA OEMs have trucks have been affected.

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