Counting down the top stories of 2014: No. 7

Every day between now and Christmas, CCJ will review one of the top 10 stories of 2014 based on number of page views at CCJDigital.com. Check back every day for an update to the list. No. 7: Navistar sued again for MaxxForce defects A class-action lawsuit in July ...

FMCSA publishes rule eliminating no-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is scheduled to publish Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule that will eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects have been found.

Pilot Flying J’s Haslam asks court to dismiss lawsuit against him in fuel rebate case

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot Flying J to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading a scheme to defraud carriers out of owed fuel rebates, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

Senate confirms new head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

Counting down the top stories of 2014: No. 8

Every day between now and Christmas, CCJ will review one of the top 10 stories of 2014 based on number of page views at CCJDigital.com. Check back every day for an update to the list. No. 8: Walmart unveils Peterbilt/Great Dane concept tractor-trailer Walmart turned a lot ...

Rush Truck Centers names its top technician

Erick Lincoln, a 16-year veteran technician of Rush Truck Center in Albuquerque, was named the company's All Around Rodeo Champion Tuesday night.

Eaton announces expanded UltraShift Plus warranty coverage

Eaton has increased the functionality in its lineup of UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions with enhancements that allow for compatibility with 2-speed axles. Geared primarily to increase the appeal of UltraShift PLUS among vocational customers, especially dump and heavy haul fleets, the new compatibility provides a cost-saving alternative to torque ...

Volvo debuts second “Welcome to my Cab” episode celebrating truckers

Volvo Trucks debuted this week the second installment of its popular “Welcome to My Cab” series recently featuring Tim Baumgartner, owner of a heavy-duty towing operation, and his award-winning “Freedom Flyer,” a patriotic-themed Volvo VNL. Baumgartner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and founder and owner of ...

Peterbilt celebrates 75th year with truck show, 351 Pete show trucks

Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.”

Judge dismisses potential delay in Tracy Morgan suit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged — to postpone action on the suit.

Photos: Carriers haul nearly 250,000 wreaths to Arlington for Wreaths Across America

Nearly a quarter-million wreaths were placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery this weekend — allowing Wreaths Across America for the first time to place a wreath on every grave site at Arlington. Here's a look at trucking's role.

Navistar cuts losses, reports $619M loss for 2014, $72M loss in4Q

Navistar International Corporation announced Dec. 16 it posted a net loss of $72 million in the fourth quarter of the 2014 fiscal year. The company also announced a loss of $619 million for the entire 2014 fiscal year.

Counting down the top 10 stories of 2014: No. 9

Every day between now and Christmas, CCJ will review one of the top 10 stories of 2014 based on number of page views at CCJDigital.com. Check back every day for an update to the list. No. 9: CARB gives some breathing room for small fleets, owner-operators ...

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