Court rules carrier can be liable for lessee actions; effect likely small, ATA says

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment. The impact on other carriers will likely be ...

DOT Inspector General initiates audit of cross-border program with Mexico

The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has begun its final audit of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico. Here's what they're looking for.

CCJ Top 250: Moving on up

As the trucking industry puts more distance between itself and the recession of 2008-09, for-hire trucking companies continue to exhibit growth and increased profitability in an otherwise slow-growing economy.

Seat belts, natural gas pains and a glimpse at the future

A bit on "smart" seatbelts and the latest on natural gas adoption in trucking and its alleged "stalling point."

Photo Gallery: The 2014 Great American Trucking Show (Part I)

CCJ and Overdrive's parent company Randall-Reilly hosts the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Dallas every August. Click through to see the sights that caught executive editor Jack Roberts' eye during the show last week.

Trucking groups ask DOT to take down public safety scores

A coalition of transportation trade groups have written DOT urging that the scores produced by the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability system be removed from the agency’s website.

CVSA’s annual brake inspection spree happening Sept. 7-13

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

Owner-op challenging Ontario’s truck speed limiter law

The Court of Appeals for Ontario has agreed to hear a challenge to province’s speed limiters law. The next step will be for the province’s highest court to schedule oral arguments before a three-judge panel.

Diesel continues to tumble, hits lowest price since July 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has fallen eight weeks in a row.

CSA data changes: Agency changes protocol to account for due process in citations

Violations against drivers or carriers that are dismissed or result in a “not guilty” ruling will no longer count in Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring nor on driver Pre-Employment Screening Reports. The changes account for due process and any legal processes that come after roadside citations ...

In case you missed it: Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference wrap-up

Equipment, tech and economic outlooks for the trucking industry highlighted the discussions and the 2014 CVOC. Catch up here, if you missed it.

Truck race circuit opens fleet truck exchange program

The partners behind the ChampTruck World Series Class 8 truck racing series, slated to start with an April 17-19 event at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2015, announced the Fleet Participation Program at the Great American Trucking Show.

GATS speakers talk drivers’ role in CSA, inspections and nat gas adoption

Jeff Langloss, federal program manager for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the state of Texas, during his “CSA: Pre- and Post-trip Inpection” seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, drove home the importance of the driver in carriers’ Vehicle Maintenance BASIC ...