The return of the low-tech truck?

Will the ever-increasing complexity — and price — of modern trucks create a market for low-cost, low-tech trucks?

Operation Safe Driver: Traffic enforcement goes into high gear this week

The annual Operation Safe Driver program of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in collaboration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and industry kicked off Sunday, Oct. 19, nationwide. The program, created to “help to combat the number of deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, ...

TCA, Overdrive seeking nominations for year’s top owner-operator, company driver

The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with CCJ sister sites Overdrive and Truckers News, is looking for the best company drivers and owner-operators in the land. Nominations can be made until Oct. 31.

Kenworth adds virtual driver coach option to T680, T880 models

Kenworth has introduced a Driver Performance Assistant option for new Kenworth T680 and T880 models specified with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions.

An office without walls: dispatch software goes mobile

TMS systems have become mobile friendly. Recent developments extend knowledge and automation from the office to mobile fleet managers and drivers.

ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from this week’s top trucking news

In this edition of the In Case You Missed It index, a picture book of the week's top trucking news, we compare polls.

Court rules against fleet, for owner-ops in classification and labor law case

Drayage carrier Green Fleet Systems has been ordered to reinstate two owner-operators after a court ruled last week it violated labor laws.

Poll shows 80 percent of public support current HOS limits; questions ‘misleading,’ say truckers

A new poll being touted by highway safety groups and the Teamsters Union shows Americans “overwhelmingly” oppose legislation that would roll back some of last year’s changes to the hours-of-service rule, but trucking industry representatives call the results “misleading” and “harmful.”

Spot market remains strong as freight volume booms

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases. Though freight availability dropped 5.5 percent from August (in line with seasonal trends), load availability ...

‘Truck driver’ named one of hardest U.S. jobs to fill by trade group

“Truck drivers” landed at No. 3 on ASA’s annual Skills Gap Index, which measures the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S.

Schneider celebrates drivers at Intermodal Rodeo

The increasingly complex regulatory environment often leaves transportation companies and shippers feeling like they are competing in a Wild West–style rodeo. Which way to turn and how fast to move are crucial decisions for all the players involved. Interestingly, a major key to success in ...

Bendix works to promote National School Bus Safety Week

As National School Bus Safety Week puts a spotlight on efforts to improve school bus safety, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems continues to work toward bringing better active and supportive safety technologies to the vehicles that carry millions of students each day. National School Bus Safety Week, ...

Ebola and trucking: DOT issues waste-hauling guidance, gives special permit to carrier

As public concern over a second U.S. health care worker’s contraction of Ebola grows and media coverage intensifies, the Department of Transportation has issued guidance on the transport of Ebola-tainted waste.