Kenworth adds virtual driver coach option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth has introduced a Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions.

An office without walls: dispatch software goes mobile

TMS systems have become mobile friendly. Recent developments extend knowledge and automation from the office to mobile fleet managers and drivers.

ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from this week’s top trucking news

In this edition of the In Case You Missed It index, a picture book of the week's top trucking news, we compare polls.

Court rules against fleet, for owner-ops in classification and labor law case

Drayage carrier Green Fleet Systems has been ordered to reinstate two owner-operators after a court ruled last week it violated labor laws.

Spot market remains strong as freight volume booms

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases. Though freight availability dropped 5.5 percent from August (in line with seasonal trends), load availability ...

‘Truck driver’ named one of hardest U.S. jobs to fill by trade group

“Truck drivers” landed at No. 3 on ASA’s annual Skills Gap Index, which measures the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S.

Schneider celebrates drivers at Intermodal Rodeo

The increasingly complex regulatory environment often leaves transportation companies and shippers feeling like they are competing in a Wild West–style rodeo. Which way to turn and how fast to move are crucial decisions for all the players involved. Interestingly, a major key to success in ...

Bendix works to promote National School Bus Safety Week

As National School Bus Safety Week puts a spotlight on efforts to improve school bus safety, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems continues to work toward bringing better active and supportive safety technologies to the vehicles that carry millions of students each day. National School Bus Safety Week, ...

Ebola and trucking: DOT issues waste-hauling guidance, gives special permit to carrier

As public concern over a second U.S. health care worker’s contraction of Ebola grows and media coverage intensifies, the Department of Transportation has issued guidance on the transport of Ebola-tainted waste.

Video evidence: the next wave of driver scoring

Video-based risk management systems have become the next wave of technology used to score driver performance. These systems show the conditions inside and outside the cab that caused a risky event to occur. With the additional content, fleet managers can quickly determine the root cause ...

In historic vote, FedEx Freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa. have become the first U.S. drivers to join the Teamsters union, by a 26-18 vote on Oct. 14.

CCJ Fall Symposium to offer sessions on driver recruiting and retention, regulatory outlook, improving CSA scores

Registration for CCJ’s Fall Symposium is now open, and the annual networking and educational opportunity for fleet owners and executives will include sessions on recruiting and retaining drivers, minimizing violations in roadside inspections, regulatory and economic outlooks and more.

Diesel price sees biggest week-to-week drop since April 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, according to the Energy Department, which is the largest price drop since April 2013 and the lowest diesel average since July 2012.