Knight buys Barr-Nunn; promises no change in name, management, culture

Big carriers continue to get bigger: Knight Transportation has acquired Barr-Nunn, and the additional 550-truck fleet grows Knight's truckload capacity by 14 percent in the deal.

Hankook Tire announces veterans outreach program

Hankook Tire America has announced its commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to help provide services to veterans of all generations. As a sponsor of the DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) program, Hankook’s $50,000 contribution will help DAV continue to bring free services directly to ...

No signs of braking, evasive maneuver by trucker in deadly, high-profile truck crash

The operator of a Quickway Transportation truck that left a northbound Interstate lane Sept. 27 and entered the southbound Interstate lane and subsequently collided with a bus — killing four college-age women — did not brake or perform any evasive maneuvers, according to preliminary work ...

Kenworth features T680 Advantage on Efficiency in Motion Tour

Fleets and truck operators received the fuel efficiency and cost-saving message loud and clear as the Kenworth T680 Advantage ‘Efficiency in Motion’ Tour visited numerous Kenworth dealer-hosted events throughout the United States and Canada. The Kenworth T680 Advantage features the optimized powertrain combination of the 2014 ...

Volvo puts natural gas engine plans on hold

Adapting to the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, Volvo Trucks has put on hold plans to launch its own compression ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America, the truck and engine maker announced this week.

Infrastructure update: New reports detail funding mess; toll road manager goes bust

Congress is away through the November elections, and MAP-21 has been extended through next May, but plenty of groups with interests in transportation, the economy and good government continue to weigh in with ideas for a new highway bill.

Report: National freight plan needs more focus on community impact

The GAO says the DOT should clarify the federal role for decreasing local freight-related congestion in the national plan and include strategy for improving data.

CCJ Innovator: Roehl Transport lets drivers choose their path to success

Drivers earn points for good performance and are deducted points in categories for missed appointments and incurring preventable costs. Each quarter, the points are totaled, and the driver falls into one of 10 mileage-based pay levels, measured to the thousandth of a cent, based on ...

What equipment is the most effective at reducing fuel consumption?

What equipment do you think helps best improve fuel economy? We want to hear from you.

Stay Metrics creates scientific board to research driver retention issues

Stay Metrics has formed a three-member Scientific Advisory Board to be led by Dr. Timothy Judge, the company’s Director of Research.

Diesel at lowest point since June 2012, continues tumble

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 29 to $3.755, according to the DOE. That’s the 11th consecutive week that the price of diesel has fallen, pushing the national average price to its lowest ...

Wal-Mart denies allegations in Tracy Morgan lawsuit, says plaintiffs weren’t wearing seatbelts

Wal-Mart Transportation has denied negligence allegations brought in a recent lawsuit by Tracy Morgan and others involved in a June 7 crash. The private carrier and retail giant also claims Morgan and other plaintiffs weren't wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.

Game of Trucks: Winter is coming; carriers to focus on drivers, customer communication

Last winter’s “snowpocalpyse” essentially brought freight movement and much of the economy to a frozen halt. The question many shippers are asking their transportation providers: Are we ready if it happens again?