Mack offers GuardDog Connect as Concrete Pumper option

In an effort to simplify service needs for customers in the highly demanding concrete pumper application, Mack Trucks now offers specialized Uptime support. Mack GuardDog Connect, its integrated telematics solution, will be standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models ordered as of April, making it ...

Research: drivers favor percentage pay over miles, hours

As carriers continue to create new pay packages to increase driver satisfaction, a recent study by Stay Metrics shows drivers are happiest with percentage split pay.

Diesel price hits lowest point since March 2010

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 6.7 cents in the week ended Jan. 26, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, bringing the nation’s average at-pump diesel price to $3.866 — the lowest since the week ended March 1, ...

CCJ Indicators: 2014 sees tonnage spike, 40 percent growth in truck orders

Several firms reported this week 2014 wrap-ups, pointing toward solid tonnage growth and big growth in the Class 8 truck market. Also, rates and capacity continue to press shippers, though conditions have improved slightly for them in recent months.

Wal-Mart settles with family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash

The family of late comedian James McNair has reached an undisclosed wrongful death settlement with Wal-Mart and its private fleet, stemming from the high-profile June 2014 crash that killed McNair and left several others critically injured, including actor Tracy Morgan.

Kenworth T880 named ATD’s Truck of the Year; ATD also names Dealer of the Year

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, besting two other finalists, the Peterbilt 567 and the International WorkStar 7600.

DOT gets guilty pleas in pay-for-answers CDL scheme in New York

The Department of Transportation announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations via Bluetooth devices embedded in pencils and covert camera equipment.

ICYMI Index: 3 numbers you should know from this week’s trucking news

Sleep apnea, crash weighting in CSA and another big drop for diesel prices — Here's this week's ICYMI Index.

Ex-CEO of trucking company pleads guilty in $26M scheme

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in Houston’s federal district court to six counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Teamsters lose two votes at FedEx Freight, withdraw another

The Teamsters union suffered another setback last week in its campaign to organize FedEx Freight workers, losing an election at the carrier’s Charleston, West Virginia, terminal. It also withdrew a petition for an election at another.

Decision 2015: buyers guide for expected e-log mandate

A buyers guide for electronic logging devices (ELDs). What should you be looking for to stay ahead of the expected 2015 mandate?

Report: Senators close on revealing bi-partisan highway bill

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

Clarification from FMCSA says driver sleep apnea screening decision up to discretion of med examiners

Following a December-made promise for more clarification of current sleep apnea guidelines for medical examiners, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration posted earlier this month a bulletin telling examiners that if they suspect a driver may have sleep apnea, then he or she should be ...