Estenson Logistics, Truline Corp. deploy DriveCam in 900 trucks

During a trial period, Esteson Logistics and Truline Corp. experienced a 70 percent reduction in near-miss collisions, a decrease in frequency and severity of events, the exoneration of a driver following a serious collision and a significant improvement in overall driving behavior fleet-wide.

Hirschbach Motor Lines chooses Stay Metrics for driver rewards, retention platform

Stay Metrics, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is implementing its Driver Engagement Platform. Hirschbach will be using an online rewards and retention platform from Stay Metrics to engage drivers in its company-wide “All in to Win” incentive program.

Goodyear expands retread product offerings

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in three high-traffic areas have opened sales and service departments, giving trucking operations more options within the Goodyear's Commercial Tire & Service Network. “Our retread plants in Bremen, Ga.; Vernon, Calif.; and Walnut, Calif.; now offer new Goodyear, ...

Senate introduces bill to create carrier hiring standards, diminish CSA’s role for shippers/brokers

Following its introduction in the U.S. House earlier this year, two Republican Senators introduced last week in Congress’ upper chamber the Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act, a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions.

Diesel prices make one-cent jump this week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

Recall on Takata airbag inflators could include Freightliner, Western Star

The massive recall on Takata airbags that affects nearly 34 million vehicles worldwide likely impacts some Freightliner and Western Star models, according to the company's recall notice.

Omnitracs celebrates opening of Dallas headquarters

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 25. At the KPMG building in the heart of downtown Dallas, local dignitaries, community ...

PeopleNet acquires Cadec to expand presence in foodservice, private fleets

Through its PeopleNet subsidiary, Trimble has purchased the assets of privately held Cadec Global Inc.

House Democrats introduce White House’s six-year Grow America highway bill

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced a more ambitious version of the White House’s long-term highway legislation that would allow a regulation mandating carriers compensate truckers for non-driving time.

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz takes place next week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for June 2-4.

CCJ Indicators: Linehaul rates continue to soar, truck and trailer orders fall

The base portion of truckload rates continues to climb, according to the latest data, while truck and trailer orders moderate from booms in recent months.

Port update: Dockworkers ratify work agreement that ended months-long port slowdown, cargo backlog

West Coast dockworkers and port employers have ratified the five-year contract tentatively reached in February following nine months of negotiations.

Congress OKs two-month highway bill patch, says it’s working on long-term plan

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is Congress' 33rd stopgap surface transportation measure in a decade despite introduction of several long-term bills.