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Preventable or not? Hard braking for deer spells trouble

ATRI asking carriers to rank top issues in trucking

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey.

‘Who should be driving that massive truck?’, ‘Teen truckers?’: The national headlines on under-21 CDL holders

The Senate’s inclusion of a provision to allow under-21 CDL holders to operate trucks interstate in the recently passed DRIVE Act highway bill has sparked ...

CCJ Indicators: Capacity constraints could drive rates up 15-20 percent,  where reefer’s hot

CCJ Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more.  ‘Higher rates on the horizon’: Freight rates ...

Diesel continues downfall with 5.5-cent drop

Another significant drop in the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel has brought prices down below the $2.70 mark for the first time in ...

Number of cargo thefts, value of thefts drop in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, ...

Calif. judge upholds ruling that carrier owes driver $179k in back wages over misclassification

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses. A Los ...

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Crime roundup: Five found guilty in CDL test scheme, driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA inspector

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each: Five ...

UPS set to acquire truckload brokerage company Coyote Logistics

UPS has announced it will buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion, allowing the parcel carrier to expand into the truckload brokerage market. Coyote is a truckload ...

CV-Outlook infrastructure panel to discuss future of U.S. freight movement, transportation

How will the trend toward larger, fewer stores, shifts in intermodal, the expansion of the Panama Canal and even the potential for delivery-by-drone affect freight ...

President signs highway patch, extending funding through October

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months. The previous extension, passed ...

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Remote diagnostics surfaced in the late 1990s when telematics systems linked up with electronically controlled engines to transmit fault codes to the office. In theory, this ...

Pizza delivery fleet TBHC creates ‘non-punitive’ video-based safety program

SmartDrive Systems announced that TBHC Delivers, a full-service direct distribution company, has deployed its video-based safety program across its entire fleet. According to the announcement, TBHC, ...

GAO: FMCSA study on 2013 hours-of-service rule flawed, safety conclusions could be inaccurate

A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did ...

Senate clears DRIVE Act highway bill with provision to remove CSA scores and short-term patch

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other ...