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House set to consider bill to reform hours of service, block Safety Fitness rule, nix state-required trucker breaks

Study sheds light on financial burden sleep apnea screening places on drivers

A study released May 26 sheds new light on the costs borne by truckers when referred by their medical examiner for sleep apnea screening and ...

Mack, Volvo salute military with Ride for Freedom trucks

Employees of each company will once again participate in the 29th Annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally this weekend in Washington, D.C., with customized ...

OSHA rule will make workplace injuries and illnesses public, require carriers to upload info

The agency’s May 11 final rule requires nothing new of employees, but steps up demand on employers. Businesses like trucking companies will have to submit ...

Vigillo: Safety Fitness rule will do little to enhance FMCSA’s ability to target unsafe carriers

Concerns about the underlying CSA data-related issues aside, would the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating rule actually allow the ...

Kenworth: Security a top concern with over-the-air updates

In March, Spanish researcher Jose Norte claimed he was able to hack thousands of trucks’ telematics systems in Europe through the Internet and was able ...

Peterbilt adds to refuse truck lineup with Model 520

The new truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, the availability of the Paccar ...

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Cargo thieves active during Memorial Day weekend, firms warn

FreightWatch International and CargoNet have each issued warnings, along with recommendations, to carriers and drivers regarding annual increased cargo theft activity during the Memorial Day ...

She Drives Trucks newsletter to focus on women drivers

She Drives Trucks, a newsletter produced by the editorial team of Truckers News, launches May 25 to serve female company drivers and owner-operators and provide ...

FedEx finalizes $4.4 billion deal to acquire European carrier TNT Express

The May 25 purchase settlement concludes FedEx’s acquisition of 88.4 percent of TNT’s shares, purchased at 8 Euros each, about $9 a share, for an ...

Truck freight zone at El Paso-area border crossing expanded

The changes come by way of the opening of a new cross-border bridge, prompting the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish new boundaries ...

New trailer orders now coming with 2017 delivery dates

Fleet investment plans continue to be relatively stable and current orderboards indicate that orders placed today for dry vans or reefers will likely come with ...

Senate bill opposes increase to federal excise tax on trucks

At 12 percent, the Federal Excise Tax on trucks is already highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

Meritor releases updated aftermarket front axle catalogs

The completely revamped catalogs cover the full line of Meritor and Euclid front axle parts and related components.

Indicators: Truck tonnage tumbles again, spot market remains weak

Latest reports: Tonnage dipped again in April, while spot market load availability remains suspect.