FMCSA seeking comment for collection of CDL program plan from each state

FMCSA announced this week it wants to perform a formal information collection process to ensure states are complying with federal requirements dictating Commercial Driver's License issuance programs.

ATRI study says truck platooning feasible in some operations

The American Transportation Research Institute released this week a report on its first phase of testing the feasibility truck platooning, and it concluded that Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning can see fuel benefits as high as 10 percent in trailing trucks

Estenson Logistics, Truline Corp. deploy DriveCam in 900 trucks

During a trial period, Esteson Logistics and Truline Corp. experienced a 70 percent reduction in near-miss collisions, a decrease in frequency and severity of events, the exoneration of a driver following a serious collision and a significant improvement in overall driving behavior fleet-wide.

Hirschbach Motor Lines chooses Stay Metrics for driver rewards, retention platform

Stay Metrics, announced that Hirschbach Motor Lines is implementing its Driver Engagement Platform. Hirschbach will be using an online rewards and retention platform from Stay Metrics to engage drivers in its company-wide “All in to Win” incentive program.

Goodyear expands retread product offerings

Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center retread plants in three high-traffic areas have opened sales and service departments, giving trucking operations more options within the Goodyear's Commercial Tire & Service Network. “Our retread plants in Bremen, Ga.; Vernon, Calif.; and Walnut, Calif.; now offer new Goodyear, ...

Senate introduces bill to create carrier hiring standards, diminish CSA’s role for shippers/brokers

Following its introduction in the U.S. House earlier this year, two Republican Senators introduced last week in Congress’ upper chamber the Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act, a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions.

Diesel prices make one-cent jump this week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

Recall on Takata airbag inflators could include Freightliner, Western Star

The massive recall on Takata airbags that affects nearly 34 million vehicles worldwide likely impacts some Freightliner and Western Star models, according to the company's recall notice.

Omnitracs celebrates opening of Dallas headquarters

Omnitracs celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Dallas with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 25.

PeopleNet acquires Cadec to expand presence in foodservice, private fleets

Through its PeopleNet subsidiary, Trimble has purchased the assets of privately held Cadec Global Inc.

House Democrats introduce White House’s six-year Grow America highway bill

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced a more ambitious version of the White House’s long-term highway legislation that would allow a regulation mandating carriers compensate truckers for non-driving time.

As trucks of tomorrow take shape, two paths forward emerge

Two major truck manufacturers unveiled technology that could — and likely will — reshape the trucking industry. Many hurdles and questions remain, however, but once they are, trucking could look vastly different than it does today.

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz takes place next week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for June 2-4.