Top 3 security concerns for ports and terminals

IT security systems are being used by ports and terminals to maximize operational efficiency and security, but logistics directors at port terminals may have questions about the integration of different systems.

Rule to mandate e-logs takes a step forward

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

Preventable or not? Doe flip-flops on windy road

Despite taking several precautions, John Doe couldn’t dodge the gusty crosswinds that flipped his empty intermodal container.

‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

The Portabella is a special kind of mushroom network that pools multiple wireless data plans in a single mobile device to deliver reliable, high-speed 3G and 4G cellular coverage.

Independent review team tells FMCSA it needs to revamp CSA program

The committee’s main recommendation to the agency is to hurry the long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule to implementation, as it is expected to help better sync CSA scores with crash risk.

CCJ Indicators: Truck tonnage climbs, shippers conditions wane

Reports released in the recent week show positive tonnage growth in May and a predicted tightening of capacity due to tightening regulations.

Another July 4th cargo theft warning issued

Cargo theft firm FreightWatch International this week issued a cargo theft warning to carriers for the upcoming July 4th weekend.

Sources indicate GM, Navistar nearing partnership

Unnamed sources indicate GM is poised to reach an arrangement with Navistar International, who would manufacture Class 3 - 5 trucks for GM.

FMCSA denies several requests for hours exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday the denial of several hours-of-service exemption applications.

Finland announces pilot project to explore connected vehicles and roadways

HERE, a European leader in mapping, navigation and location services, has been selected by Finnish traffic agencies to lead a pilot project to enable vehicles to communicate safety hazards to others on the road. The pilot, which will start in 2016, intends to assess the capability ...

Certain fireworks haulers get hours-of-service exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last week it has granted an hours-of-service exemption to fireworks haulers who drive for any of the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association, allowing them to drive past the 14th hour of coming on duty.

Diesel continues downward trend, drops 1.6 cents

For the fifth consecutive week, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel has dropped, falling 1.6 cents in the week ending June 29, according to the Department of Energy.

Sysco terminates merger agreement with U.S. Foods

Sysco Corporation has announced it has terminated its merger agreement with U.S. Foods after a U.S. District Court temporarily blocked the merger last week.