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.

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.

U.S. diesel price hits lowest point since Oct. 2009

With a 5.9-cent drop this week, diesel prices have dropped to the lowest point since October 2009, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

EPA, DOT to hold public hearings on next round of emissions, fuel economy regs

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation have announced they will hold two public hearings on the upcoming so-called Phase 2 of federal emissions and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks.

CCJ Innovators: Schneider fights back against cargo theft with holistic, layered approach

The company’s holistic, layered approach leads to zero cargo thefts in 2014. And for that, the carrier has been named a 2015 CCJ Innovator.

Senate squabble jeopardizes major highway bill that would remove CSA scores; vote could still come this week

The Senate’s DRIVE Act, a six-year highway funding act that would remove carriers’ CSA scores from public view, nearly hit a fate-sealing wall Friday, but a special Sunday session appears to have the legislation back on track. And lawmakers in Congress’ upper chamber could vote ...

Volvo asks FMCSA to allow sensor to be placed outside allowed space on windshield

Volvo has requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow the placement of rain and ambient light detection sensors on Volvo’s trucks lower in the windshield than is currently permitted by regulations.