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‘Who should be driving that massive truck?’, ‘Teen truckers?’: The national headlines on under-21 CDL holders

Waste heat recovery: An old theory finds new life – but will it work for every trucking application?

The next generation of heavy-duty diesel engine design is driven by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations that limit the amount of ...

Trucking organizations, carriers weigh in on FMCSA’s proposed CSA changes

The comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program closed last week, and several major trucking ...

Congress told DOT’s vehicle safety oversight needs work

A Senate committee heard testimony earlier this year that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety oversight is undermined by inadequate data and analysis. Calvin ...

ATRI asking carriers to rank top issues in trucking

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders ...

Preventable or not? Hard braking for deer spells trouble

Much to his relief, the palletized load of drums for Pooka’s Pool Supply was John Doe’s last scheduled delivery for the day. After backing his ...

CCJ Indicators: Capacity constraints could drive rates up 15-20 percent,  where reefer’s hot

CCJ Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more.  ‘Higher rates on the horizon’: Freight rates ...

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Tips for Greening Your Fleet

Fleet managers nationwide are making efforts to green their fleets, as sustainability initiatives provide a variety of benefits to their companies – cost savings, reduced…

Diesel continues downfall with 5.5-cent drop

Another significant drop in the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel has brought prices down below the $2.70 mark for the first time in ...

Number of cargo thefts, value of thefts drop in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, ...

Calif. judge upholds ruling that carrier owes driver $179k in back wages over misclassification

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses. A Los ...

Crime roundup: Five found guilty in CDL test scheme, driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA inspector

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each: Five ...

UPS set to acquire truckload brokerage company Coyote Logistics

UPS has announced it will buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion, allowing the parcel carrier to expand into the truckload brokerage market. Coyote is a truckload ...

CV-Outlook infrastructure panel to discuss future of U.S. freight movement, transportation

How will the trend toward larger, fewer stores, shifts in intermodal, the expansion of the Panama Canal and even the potential for delivery-by-drone affect freight ...

President signs highway patch, extending funding through October

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months. The previous extension, passed ...

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Remote diagnostics surfaced in the late 1990s when telematics systems linked up with electronically controlled engines to transmit fault codes to the office. In theory, this ...