House passes short-term highway funding patch, dashing hopes of long-term bill before recess

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

New integrated drivetrains speak a language all their own – and that’s a good thing for fuel-conscious fleets

While some drivers remain resistant to AMTs, every year more are won over by their ease of use and additional safety advantages. Fleet managers have found them to be largely bulletproof in terms of overall durability, performance and decreased maintenance costs in terms of clutch ...

CCJ Market Movers to feature some of trucking’s top leaders

Managing fleets’ three biggest costs – drivers, fuel and equipment – is an ongoing challenge, even for the nation’s most successful carriers.

Industry-promoting trailer wraps available from Trucking Moves America Forward

The helps could help educate the motoring public on the trucking industry and its role in the economy, TMAF says.

CCJ Indicators: Big freight growth predicted for coming decade, rates dip

From trucking indicators in recent days, ATA says freight tonnage could grow 30 percent by 2026, and, much more near-term, freight and rates both dipped on the spot market last week, DAT Solutions reports.

Daimler, Zonar enhanced partnership takes service and support to the next level

No matter what the OEM makeup of your fleet looks like, a truck isn’t worth a hill of beans if you can’t rely on quality service and support to diagnose the problem and repair the tractor quickly. Daimler Trucks North America, which currently touts 40 percent ...

ATA opens registration for annual Management Conference & Exhibition

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 17-20 in Philadelphia.

House introduces second highway fund patch, likely to approve it and skip town

The U.S. House on Monday offered its second short-term highway funding patch this month, and plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town for five weeks, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before Congress’ August recess.

Caterpillar decides to part ways with Navistar, go it alone on truck production

Caterpillar made the decision to bring its truck production in-house — and part ways with Navistar — to better serve its yellow-iron oriented customer base, says Cat's Chris Chadwick.

SkyBitz includes cargo sensor, interior mounting with latest trailer tracking system

The Falcon series GXT3100C is an “all-in-one” trailer and container tracking system that consists of a mobile terminal with remote antenna, SkyBitz Cargo Sensor, and proprietary mounting bracket.

Navistar, Caterpillar end partnership, each to make own line of vocational truck

Navistar and Caterpillar each announced Tuesday, July 28, they're ending their partnership, an arrangement under which Navistar produced and engineered Cat-branded CT-series trucks since 2011.

Labor Department: Most workers should be classified as employees

The U.S. Department of Labor’s recently concluded most workers should be classified as employees instead of independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act — a contentious issue playing out in the trucking industry, as well as others, in both the courts, state legislatures and ...

Navistar finalizes sale of 7,950 International tractors to Celadon subsidiary

Following the 1,050 truck order the company announced last week, International Truck July 27 announced it has finalized the remaining 7,950 tractor orders from Quality Companies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group, Inc.