FMCSA shutdown order tossed in court, fleet allowed to resume work

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations.

Using CRM to drive sales in transportation

Of all the daily activities in business, perhaps nothing stays more fluid than sales and marketing. In transportation, plans must change constantly to keep trailers full and business profitable.

State agency nominees sought for UCR board

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking four state chief administration officers overseeing the Unified Carrier Registration Plan to serve on the plan’s board.

Driver coercion rule expected this month, speed limiter and Safety Fitness rules could see action soon

The driver coercion prevention rule bouncing around the regulatory circuit could be published this month, according to a Department of Transportation rulemaking update released this week. The speed limiter mandate rule and the Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action next month.

Highway fund to go broke Aug. 31; senator calls for bipartisan action

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated the “ticker” that displays the balance in the Highway Trust Fund, and it now projects the account will run out of money Aug. 31.

Automated transmissions a selling point for driver recruiting

Fleets struggling to put drivers in the seat are more willing to pay premiums that come with automated transmissions in used trucks, more so than their owner-operator counterparts, according to a report recently released by NADA.

Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics.

Cummins nat gas engine recall affects 4,100 Autocars, all major NA truck makers

Another recall related to the Cummins and Cummins-Westport natural gas engines was posted this week, and a list of affected manufacturers shows all major NA OEMs have trucks have been affected.

Freightliner adds fuel tank options to M2 106 Emergency Truck model

Freightliner Trucks today announced that a between-the-rails fuel tank is available as an option for its Freightliner M2 106 vehicles. Ideal for ambulance configurations, the new option places a 40 gallon steel fuel tank between the rails at the end of the frame. This allows emergency ...

CCJ Career Leadership Award: Jerry Thrift’s legacy, inspiration live on in coworkers, colleagues

It was an ending no one foresaw. Mere weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Jerry Thrift – a giant of a man with an outsized passion for learning, mentoring and sharing his love of the science of maintenance – was gone. Thrift’s co-workers ...

Truck size and weight limits study: DOT to offer webinar update on MAP-21-required report

The Federal Highway Administration will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits.

Vnomics integrates with SpeedGauge, CAMS software

Vnomics announced that it is now integrated with CAMS Software’s transportation management software to automate routing communication for private fleets and with SpeedGauge to monitor speed of drivers.

Diesel price continues fall, edges down fraction of a cent

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 14, but its descent slowed some, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent to $3.952, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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