Sysco terminates merger agreement with U.S. Foods

Sysco Corporation has announced it has terminated its merger agreement with U.S. Foods after a U.S. District Court temporarily blocked the merger last week.

Stay Metrics adds health and wellness training to driver retention program

Stay Metrics has partnered with experts in adult learning, Mopi16, to develop a series of training modules to provide drivers with a basic education on healthy lifestyle choices that deliver immediate benefits.

Connected World: The Internet of Things now includes the Internet of Trucking Things

Internet of Things: A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The Internet of Things (IoT) has a different meaning depending on your vantage point. As a consumer, the “things” could be your phone, Fitbit, ...

Video: CCJ takes the Freightliner SuperTruck for a test drive

In May, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts had the chance to take Freightliner's $80 million SuperTruck concept vehicle for a test drive outside of Las Vegas, Nev. Here's video coverage of the drive and some of the SuperTruck's unique features.

FMCSA reform sought in Senate bill, would require comprehensive review of trucking regs

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

Rhode Island ends legislation session without approving truck toll plan

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

Crime roundup: Another CDL testing scheme, investor pleads guilty in brokerage scheme

A South Carolina man has been indicted for giving CDL tests without being authorized to do so, and an investment company owner has pleaded guilty in a brokerage scheme.

Senate bill would require CSA disclaimer, set deadlines for rules on e-logs and speed limiters, continue HOS suspension

The Senate bill sets deadlines for FMCSA to publish rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters. It also allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

Court issues preliminary order blocking Sysco-U.S. Foods merger

A U.S. District Court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Sysco Corp. and U.S. Foods, at least temporarily blocking the merger between the two private fleets.

Daimler invests in Zonar telematics

Daimler Trucks North America, maker of Freightliner trucks and Detroit engines, and Zonar Systems have announced that DTNA has become a minority investor in Zonar. The long-term strategic partnership aims to help DTNA and Zonar to achieve the company's shared vision of optimal transportation logistics through ...

Federal, state lawmakers take up legislation on trucker classification, port labor disputes

U.S. lawmakers are considering ways to prevent prolonged port labor disputes, while California lawmakers are evaluating a bill regarding misclassification of port truckers in its state.

DOT to use CSA scores to monitor hazmat permit holders

A notice was published to the Federal Register Thursday to announce the implementation of two of the DOT’s six Hazardous Materials Safety Permit recommendations from a March 2014 report.

Distributor of the Year award nomination period ends this week

Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket.