Dear Congress: ‘This is no way to run a railroad,’ a dozen USDOT secs say

Current Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 former DOT chiefs on Monday sent a letter to Congress saying the lawmakers’ work doesn’t end with the patch to the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund that is currently under consideration.

FMCSA sued by drivers over allegedly divulging too much in pre-employment reports

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on their Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

Diesel sees biggest price drop since November, hits 2014 low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.5 cents in the week ended July 21 to $3.869, according to the DOE. That's the biggest price drop since the week ended Nov. 11, and the lowest the national average price of diesel ...

Video: Test drive of ZF’s newly released automated-manual transmission

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany in early July and spent a day on a test track with vehicle component manufacturer ZF to get a first-hand look at its latest automated manual transmission products.

Omnitracs relocates to Dallas

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Diego, Calif. to Dallas, Texas.

Willow Run Foods adds Cadec PowerVue to manage CNG vehicles

Cadec Global announced that Willow Run Foods has added Cadec’s PowerVue software to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of vehicles in addition to its existing diesel fleet vehicles. Willow Run Foods is the first distributor in the United States to deliver goods regionally using ...

Monday Money: Linehaul rate talks still ‘not favorable’ for shippers

“As demand continues to increase while capacity exits the marketplace, this year’s procurement events and contract negotiations have not, in general, been ending favorably for shippers,” says the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul Index report. The pricing index was up 5.2 percent in June from the ...

Registration for CVOC opens, speakers to talk regs, driver performance, economic outlook and more

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open.

FedEx denies wrongdoing in case over transporting illegal prescription medicines

FedEx says it is innocent and will plead not guilty to charges stemming from transporting illegally prescribed prescription drugs. “We are a transportation company — we are not law enforcement. We have no interest in violating the privacy of our customers," FedEx said in its ...

Lawsuits against Caterpillar consolidated, new suits continue to be filed

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines, as carriers claim the engines had defects that Cat knew about but that were concealed from buyers.

Transmissions, technology and tomorrow

The eventual outcome of the "transmission war" afoot will say a lot about how the massive wave of trucking technology headed our way will be accepted by American fleets and drivers.

DOT advised to tackle problems with technology in strategic freight, traffic mitigation plan

A Department of Transportation committee has advised using technology to address certain trucking issues among its 81 recommendations for developing a National Freight Strategic Plan.

Friday Funnies: Jon Stewart explains the Highway Trust Fund

Jon Stewart explains why President Obama’s visit this week to a transportation research center makes perfect sense, given the way Washington is trying fund the nation’s highways.

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