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Hours regs suspended for certain drivers in wake of California wildfire

CarriersEdge adds driver training course on delivery safety

The new course is designed to help drivers safely handle maneuvering in tight, congested conditions while making deliveries.

Meritor announces investment in electric vehicle tech company

With its investment in TransPower, Meritor expects to accelerate introduction of its flexible electric axle platform for various drivetrain configurations, including full electric, hybrid, single ...

Mack Trucks names new president

Martin Weissburg has been named President of Mack Trucks, succeeding Dennis Slagle.

10 days until ELD mandate compliance deadline: How the devices and drivers will track duty status

While electronic logs generally automate parts of logkeeping and in some ways simplify the rest, they still require direct driver involvement in most duty status ...

Small fleet, two drivers effectively shut down after numerous safety violations

Tumwater, Wash.-based Even Flo Logistics and its driver Shawn Roberts were shut down following an August compliance investigation that revealed repeated safety violations. California-licensed trucker ...

Anheuser-Busch places order for Tesla Semi

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities.
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Driver turnover rate climbed again in third quarter as economy, freight heat up

Economic growth, rising freight demand and “fierce competition” among fleets for drivers has fueled the climbing turnover rate throughout the year, says ATA Chief Economist ...

Senators back provision for one-year ELD mandate waiver for livestock haulers

The Senators say the move would give FMCSA “time to make necessary adjustments to hours of service rules to address animal welfare concerns” that livestock ...

ELD compliance among smaller fleets sees uptick as mandate looms

Of carriers operating between five and 100 trucks, 75 percent reported use of ELDs. That’s also up from the 40 percent reported for carriers running ...

Preventable or not: Trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. ...

Indicators: Capacity and rates drub shippers; use of 3PLs up

Market conditions for shippers continue to sink, favoring carriers in rate negotiations. Also, a recent survey of 10,000 shippers reveals an uptick in the use ...

Mercedes-Benz Vans takes aim at urban delivery’s future with newly designed Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday offered a preview of its next-generation Sprinter van, a highly versatile vehicle that the company says is positioned to take on ...

ELDs pulling double duty for California-based motor carriers

CalFreight uses ELD technology to ensure its pay structure compensates drivers for every minute and mile they work.

Daseke crosses $1B revenue mark with acquisition of three fleets

The three new companies now operating under the Daseke flag are Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.
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