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Transport America named 2016 CCJ Innovator of the Year

Blaming detention time, carrier requests exemption from keeping logs for its short haul drivers

The request would exempt Farruggio’s drivers who stay within the 100 air-mile radius but occasionally exceed the 12-hour limitation from having to complete a daily ...

Sprinter intros new, lower cost Worker model

Mercedes-Benz introduced a new Sprinter van model at the Chicago Auto Show with fewer add-ons and a lower sticker price. The Worker trim Sprinter is available only in white ...

Google awarded patent for ‘autonomous delivery platform’

Google is at it again. The Internet behemoth that can reliably find lower calorie options for Belgian waffles in nanoseconds has just received a U.S. patent ...

Inspection is key in the life of a braking system

Brake violations were among the three most cited by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) nationwide over a 50-month stretch from December 2010 to ...

Former trainer sues CRST in wake of alleged racial discrimination, harassment

A current owner-operator and former CRST Expedited driver trainer has filed a lawsuit against CRST claiming a colleague regularly harassed him because of his skin color, ...

Crime report: Fraudulent overweight state permits, illegal operation of a trucking company

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in two trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each: Ohio ...

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Grand Island Express, Halvor Lines choose Stay Metrics platform for drivers

Stay Metrics announced that Grand Island Express and Halvor Lines are now using a custom-fit driver rewards, research and engagement platform from Stay Metrics to ...

NTSB begins finalizing report on fatal 2014 Illinois crash, findings include egregious HOS violations, falsified logs

The National Transportation Safety Board held a meeting Tuesday to determine a 2014 crash's probable cause in order to finalize a report on and issue ...

Suppressed diesel prices slowing adoption of natgas trucks

With diesel prices hovering near $2, and having dropped each of the past 13 weeks, sales of natural gas-powered Class 8 trucks have followed the downward course. With diesel ...

Former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood, 7 others indicted on fraud charges in fuel rebate scheme

Former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood has been indicted on several counts of various fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from Pilot Flying J’s widespread ...

Marten ordered to pay $51k to driver fired after string of incidents

Marten Transport, No. 50 in the CCJ Top 250, has been ordered by a federal court to pay former driver Cedric Sinkfield $51,167 in back ...

Cummins diagnostics app now available through Geotab system

Geotab and Cummins announced that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management system. Geotab is among the first telematics ...

Rates report: Reefer ticks up to start year, flatbed and van continue to sag

Spot market rates in all three segments in January continued their trend of lackluster showings, with van and flatbed both falling a few cents per ...

U.S. diesel price falls for 13th straight week, hovers at $2 a gallon

Diesel prices stayed slightly above the $2 threshold another week after dropping 2.3 cents last week to $2.008 per gallon, according to the Department of ...