Final Rule to mandate electronic logging devices again slated for Sept. 30, DOT announces

In a departure from a report issued in mid-February, the Department of Transportation has changed its expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices, according to a supplemental report issued by the DOT last week.

Navistar reports $42M first quarter net loss in big year-over-year gain

Navistar International Corporation reported March 3 a $42 million net loss for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year — big gains from the company’s $248 million loss in 2014’s first quarter and its $619 million net loss for the 2014 fiscal year.

Bendix announces new headquarters facility

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, expected to be within a 20-mile radius of its current Elyria location, the company announced today. Bendix is the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and ...

Kenworth announces extended medium duty warranty program

Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR Financial announce a 2015 Extended Warranty Program for U.S. customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 5-7 factory trucks financed through PACCAR Financial. Kenworth customers may receive a 2-year / 200,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty by choosing PACCAR Financial to finance purchases ...

Spot market rates continue downslide in February, hit multi-year lows

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer —  seeing noticeable declines, according to data released this week by Internet Truckstop. The downturn began in June, following historic gains in the first ...

Diesel price climbs again, nears $3 threshold

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the fourth straight week in the week ended March 2, rising 3.6 cents to $2.936, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

GAO wants study on oversize/overweight truck permitting

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recommended identifying the best practices of states' oversize and overweight permitting, including studying automated vehicle routing and escort driver certification.

CCJ Indicators: Conditions for shippers get a boost, trucks continue to drive NAFTA freight growth

Economic indicators showed a continued upswell in cross-border freight heading to and from the U.S. and NAFTA trade partners and a potential capacity strain coming.

House introduces bill to clarify CSA ratings’ role in hiring carriers

Five Republicans in the U.S. House have introduced a bill that would remove carrier rankings in the DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability from public view until FMCSA implements its long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule.

Preventable or not? One-way ticket to bad day for Doe

Could the truck driver have prevented this accident? Find out here.

‘Negotiated rulemaking’ for entry-level driver training standards begins

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

FreightWatch: Cargo backlog at West Coast ports presents heightened cargo theft dangers

Cargo theft prevention firm FreightWatch International issued this week a theft warning to carriers and drivers moving the surge of cargo at ports on the West Coast following the recent labor agreement between port workers and managers.

Registration for CCJ’s Spring Symposium opens; seminar for fleet execs to include sessions on regs, driver recruiting and more

The annual summit for fleet executives and fleet managers will take place May 18-20 at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort outside of Birmingham, Ala., and will feature sessions on dealing with current and upcoming federal regulations, implementing the latest trucking technology, spec’ing equipment for driver ...