Teamsters picket over contractor classification at Southern California ports

One Los Angeles area drayage firm has deterred a Teamsters strike while driver union members began picketing four other trucking companies serving LA’s and Long Beach’s ports demanding they be reclassified as employees and not independent contractors.

Diesel prices increase for second consecutive week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased three cents over the last week.

Volvo announces major truck-platooning investment

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, today announced its investment in Peloton Technology, a developer of vehicle technologies that deliver safety and fuel savings to fleets in the trucking industry.

Isuzu celebrates 20,000 unit milestone for N-Series gas-powered Cabover

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, announced today that the 20,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc., facility in Charlotte, Michigan. The Isuzu N-Series gas truck is the only gasoline-powered low-cab-forward truck ...

Indicators: Freight growth and regs expected to impact shippers; Truckload Linehaul Index soar

Per recent trucking economic indicators, rates are still trending upward and freight's expected to continue to grow throughout the year.

Canadian court sides with carriers on deal that ended port trucker strike

Canada’s federal court has ruled in favor of trucking companies that sued over Port Metro Vancouver’s process for licensing container trucking companies to serve the port.

Peterbilt highlights green trucks at Earth Day Texas

Peterbilt Motors Company is again participating in the world’s largest Earth Day celebration – Earth Day Texas – April 24-26 at Fair Park in Dallas. The company has two vehicles on display, the Model 579 EPIQ and a natural-gas powered Model 579, and a unique ...

Swift, nation’s largest truckload carrier, to deploy Lytx DriveCam systems fleet wide

Swift, the third largest carrier in the country and the largest truckload carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking ...

Navman Wireless releases new fleet management platform: Drive

Navman Wireless announced the release of Drive, a suite of applications built to enhance driver efficiency, productivity and safety.

ATA pleads for long-term highway bill passage, says e-log mandate on track for September

ATA offered a regulatory and legislative update to trucking and national press Thursday, reiterating its stance on issues like e-logs, hours-of-service and driver drug testing and calling for passage of a long-term highway funding bill.

Earnings report roundup: Paccar revenue jumps, Volvo sales see boost

Paccar and Volvo Trucks released their first quarter earnings this week, with Paccar (parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth) reporting a big jump in revenue, while Volvo (parent company of Volvo and Mack) reported slightly improved sales.

Why you workin’ so hard?

"If I had a dollar for every time a fleet manager has told me about drivers threatening to quit if assigned an AMT-equipped truck, only to threaten to quit if they have to go back to a manual a couple weeks later, then I’d be ...

Driver training: CAB Logistics goes online to streamline safety (with video)

A two-day "boot camp" event in Fort Worth, Texas, teaches fleet managers how to use online training and learning management software to increase safety.