Carriers included in $25 million settlement in ‘hot fuel’ lawsuits

Preliminary approval has been granted to the nearly $25 million settlement struck last year between fuel providers — such as Exxon, Love’s and BP — and fuel buyers, both diesel and gasoline, in the ongoing “hot fuel” lawsuits, originally filed in 2006.

Preventable or not: Doe’s wide left doesn’t go right

John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this a preventable accident?

ICYMI Index: 6 numbers you should know from this week’s trucking news

Highway funding action was hot this week, and some interesting numbers were released on driver pay preferences. If you missed those stories and others, don't sweat — The ICYMI Index is here to help catch you up on some of the week's top news, by ...

How fleets use business intelligence to create, sustain momentum

Are you spending too much time looking for answers rather than solving problems? Maybe business intelligence can help get the ball rolling.

Fleet owner sentenced to 10 years for directing $3.5 million cargo theft scheme

The former owner of a Memphis-based fleet was sentenced this month to 10 years in prison — the maximum amount allowed by law — for using the trucks in his business to run a cargo theft scheme that stole roughly $3.5 million in freight.

Ryder eclipses 30 million miles with natural gas fleet

Ryder System announced this week it has surpassed 30 million miles with its fleet of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors. The company, which began its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, has replaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission ...

Latest highway bill news: Senate’s hearing, Sec. Foxx’s ‘to hell with politics,’ House’s Transportation 2.0 bill

The latest in highway funding bill news includes an impassioned plea from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for a long-term measure and the filing in the House of a six-year bill dubbed Transportation 2.0.

Drivers may be able to stop carrying paper copies of med cards as early as this week

Drivers will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce this week.

Old Dominion loses disability bias suit, ordered to pay $119k to driver who self-reported alcoholism

A U.S. district court has ordered $119,612 in back pay to an ex-driver fired by Old Dominion Freight Line after he self-reported alcohol abuse.

Video: Test driving Freightliner’s severe duty lineup

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is outside of Austin, Texas, this week to test drive two trucks out of Freightliner's SD line: The 114SD and the 108SD dump. Here are two short clips of Roberts' time with the two trucks Jan. 28

CCJ sister site Truck Parts & Service names Distributor of the Year

Parts distributor Six Robblees’ has been named the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year, with the announcement coming at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Jan. 27 in Las Vegas.

CCJ Innovator: Walmart Transportation aims to double fleet efficiency

For Walmart – a company whose U.S. operation employs 1.3 million people and has 4,987 retail stores, 42 regional distribution centers (each serving roughly 100 retail locations) and a fleet of 7,000 trucks – identifying and correcting inefficiencies in freight movement would have a major ...

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 ...