LaHood again pushes bolstering highway funding, economic impacts of doing so

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy.

Upcoming CARB compliance: Carriers must buy retrofit filter for 2007 reefer units by Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

Cargo thieves honing in on high-value loads, says latest cargo theft update

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter as thieves are becoming more sophisticated, says FreightWatch International. Here's a look at what was targeted, where and how.

Telogis moving quickly with ‘connected vehicle’ technology

Fleets have more options for using the connectivity platform that comes with their trucks, eliminating the cost of installing and building up their aftermarket technologies. And what doesn't come with their vehicles can be quickly brought in from cloud-based software applications.

Shell seeing fuel economy benefits in testing of PC-11 engine oil

Shell's Dan Arcy says the company has seen no compromise in engine life in its testing of PC-11 low-viscosity oils. But it has seen an uptick in fuel economy.

CCJ test drive: 2015 Sprinter 4×4

Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the industry's first 4x4 commercial van to the company’s wildly popular Sprinter line.

MCSAC: Data quality on Mexican carriers is suspect, carriers now allowed to operate in U.S.

The three-year cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico yielded insufficient data to truly analyze the safety of Mexican carriers’ long-haul trucking operations in the U.S., concluded an FMCSA advisory committee Oct. 28. Also, the participant carriers now have standard U.S. operating authority.

Telogis announces new products at annual Latitude user conference

Telogis announced several new products at its annual Latitude user conference, held in Dana Point, Calif., on Oct. 27-29.

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.

FMCSA advisory committee on insurance rule: Consider smaller carriers, no number set

Members of the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee spent the morning of their second day of meetings this week debating the agency’s work in raising the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers must hold to operate.

Preventable or not? Lowered dock door ruins Doe’s day

John Doe didn’t notice an overhead door had been lowered partially before he began to exit the dock area and damaged both the door and his exhaust stack. Was this a preventable accident?

Diesel hits lowest average since early 2011

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

Con-way Freight 2, Teamsters 1 in SoCal terminal organization votes; next up?

Con-way Freight has improved its batting average to .500 after going to 2-for-3 against a Teamsters effort to organize workers last week in Southern California, but with a couple of recent wins at Con-Way and FedEx, the union will continue the push to revitalize ...