Driver turnover rate climbs slightly in third quarter, ATA reports

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose a percentage point to 97 percent in 2014’s third quarter from the prior quarter, according to number released today by ATA. The turnover rate at LTL carriers also rose from 11 percent to 13 percent in the ...

Senator files $1T, 5-year transportation infrastructure spending bill

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) has filed a transportation bill that would appropriate $1 trillion to infrastructure spending over the next five years. The bill could be the first highway bill to the table as lawmakers face a May 31 expiration date of the current ...

Industry reacts to FMCSA’s crash fault study: Where’s the ‘accountability’ in Compliance, Safety, Accountability?

Industry groups released statements last week reiterating their stance on crash fault weighting in CSA: The program has a potentially major problem with fairness if crash accountability continues to be left out.

Mack offers GuardDog Connect as Concrete Pumper option

In an effort to simplify service needs for customers in the highly demanding concrete pumper application, Mack Trucks now offers specialized Uptime support. Mack GuardDog Connect, its integrated telematics solution, will be standard on Mack TerraPro concrete pumper models ordered as of April, making it ...

Diesel price hits lowest point since March 2010

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 6.7 cents in the week ended Jan. 26, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, bringing the nation’s average at-pump diesel price to $3.866 — the lowest since the week ended March 1, ...

ATA asks Congress to raise fuel taxes, says infrastructure deficiencies cost industry 141 million hours a year

In a joint letter sent to Congress on Jan. 26, the American Trucking Associations, AAA and the Chamber of Commerce asked lawmakers to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel purchases — a solution they say will provide the funds the U.S. needs to prevent a ...

CCJ Indicators: 2014 sees tonnage spike, 40 percent growth in truck orders

Several firms reported this week 2014 wrap-ups, pointing toward solid tonnage growth and big growth in the Class 8 truck market. Also, rates and capacity continue to press shippers, though conditions have improved slightly for them in recent months.

Wal-Mart settles with family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash

The family of late comedian James McNair has reached an undisclosed wrongful death settlement with Wal-Mart and its private fleet, stemming from the high-profile June 2014 crash that killed McNair and left several others critically injured, including actor Tracy Morgan.

Kenworth T880 named ATD’s Truck of the Year; ATD also names Dealer of the Year

The Kenworth T880 was named the American Truck Dealers’ Commercial Truck of the Year this weekend at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco, besting two other finalists, the Peterbilt 567 and the International WorkStar 7600.

DOT gets guilty pleas in pay-for-answers CDL scheme in New York

The Department of Transportation announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations via Bluetooth devices embedded in pencils and covert camera equipment.

ICYMI Index: 3 numbers you should know from this week’s trucking news

Sleep apnea, crash weighting in CSA and another big drop for diesel prices — Here's this week's ICYMI Index.

Ex-CEO of trucking company pleads guilty in $26M scheme

The former CEO of USA Dry Van Logistics has pleaded guilty in Houston’s federal district court to six counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Teamsters lose two votes at FedEx Freight, withdraw another

The Teamsters union suffered another setback last week in its campaign to organize FedEx Freight workers, losing an election at the carrier’s Charleston, West Virginia, terminal. It also withdrew a petition for an election at another.