ampCNG opens four CNG locations in Texas

ampCNG, which owns and operates a network of compressed natural gas locations across the country, has announced the opening of four new CNG truck fueling locations in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold and Rosenberg, Texas. All four locations have three natural gas vehicle fueling positions, offer Class-8 tractor-trailer ...

FWHA has only done half of Congressionally required bridge safety actions, report finds

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.

FMCSA plans to study driver pay’s impact on carrier safety, driver behavior

The agency says it will analyze the methods in which drivers are paid and whether they have any connection to driver safety behavior.

Range of new rules will steer trucking to consolidation, de facto re-regulation

With the federal government setting rules for the way trucks perform, for how vehicle owners need to maintain them, for when truck drivers may and may not work and how they are to be paid and even for the responsibilities of shippers in the supply ...

Every pound counts: New specs, lift-axle systems save fuel, boost payload

There are many good reasons for fleets to review their suspension specs and consider changes to better meet their application requirements as new designs are developed to complement today’s equipment trends.

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.

Regulatory comments: Hours rule forces coercion; shippers, brokers need accountability

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on DOT's proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, like the new pressures and restrictions caused by the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service rule and holding shippers, receivers and brokers accountable.

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.