Country’s top technicians to square off in annual TMCSuperTech competition

Later this month, 134 technicians from around the country will gather at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition.

Special report: Predictive analytics can help fleets boost safety, driver retention

The pace of available information and data gathering in trucking is accelerating, and with it, more companies to manage that data for fleets — and more unique ways to solicit it.

Judge allows drivers’ case against Wal-Mart to continue, grants class-action certification

A federal court in California has ruled a lawsuit brought by drivers against Wal-Mart Transportation may proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The driver plaintiffs claim that between 1993 and now, they did not receive the minimum wage required by state law, nor were they allowed ...

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cummins as 2014′s Best Heavy-Duty Engine Supplier

Cummins was recognized with the 2014 United States Overall Best Heavy-Duty Truck Engines Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan at its North American Growth, Innovation & Leadership Gala, held in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 16. The award was based on Frost & Sullivan's 2014 ...

California mileage tax bill awaits governor’s signature

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

Teamsters win first vote at Con-way

The Teamsters had its first success at Con-way after drivers and dock workers at the company’s Laredo, Texas, terminal voted 55-49 to join the union. The Sept. 12 vote marked the first time employees at one of the transportation and logistics company’s 500 locations join the ...

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests, including American Trucking Associations, have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act.

McLeod Software charts a course to the ‘connected enterprise’

McLeod Software has designed new products to reduce the amount of work, or friction, involved in moving information to the right people at the right time to make a decision. The company says its products merge to create a 'connected enterprise' that make a business ...

Photo gallery: Western Star’s new 5700XE

Western Star has entered the Aero Age with its new 5700XE tractor, which the truck maker unveiled last week. Here's a full gallery of photos of the truck.

Volvo launches certified used truck program, truck search tool

Volvo Trucks launched Sept. 15 its Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool, which offers customers the opportunity to own a fully inspected, reconditioned and warrantied Volvo truck.

Smaller carriers move in as large TLs struggle to meet demand; active carrier ranks swell

Spot shortages of trucks don’t make for a national capacity crunch, but they are creating opportunities for small and medium-size trucking companies. Medium-size carriers are increasingly turning to the spot market for their bread and butter, and the number of new DOT-authorized carriers has surged ...

Diesel resumes price tumble, hasn’t increased since June

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to the Department of Energy, who reported it as down another 1.3 cents to $3.801. The U.S.’ average price has not increased since the week ended ...

Carriers, industry celebrate 3.2M truck operators this week with Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is happening this week, and carriers around the country will be hosting award ceremonies and cookouts along with handing out bonuses and gifts to drivers.