Remaining lawsuits in Pilot fuel rebate scam sent to mediation

The seven outstanding lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J over its fuel rebate withholding scheme have been ordered to mediation, where the trucking companies who opted out of the fuel provider and truck stop chain's class-action settlement will seek to reach a separate settlement with ...

Trucking adds 2,300 jobs in July as U.S. hiring remains strong

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,300 jobs in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in July added 209,000 non-farm jobs, but the national unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent to 6.2 percent.

Senate passes House’s highway funding patch, road money safe until May

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until the end of May. The bill was passed by the House earlier this month, so the bill now is a presidential signature away from becoming ...

Love’s to open CNG fueling at two Oklahoma travel stops

Love’s Travel Stops announced plans to open fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at existing travel stops in Ardmore and Webbers Falls, Oklahoma. The additions are expected to open in mid-2015 and will bring ...

Calif. Supreme Court rules drivers are employees, not contractors, in misclassification case

Drivers signed on as independent contractors for the Long Beach, Calif.-based Pac Anchor Transportation were misclassified as contractors and should have instead been classified as employees of the carrier, the California Supreme Court ruled this week.

Report shows enforcement disparities among states, impacts on CSA data

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) July 31 released a study evaluating just how the enforcement disparities that exist around the nation affect carrier safety performance, a key concern for many in the industry — from drivers to carrier safety personnel.

Omnitracs seeks to build on Qualcomm legacy while parting ways

Since being under new ownership since November, 2013, Omnitracs has made big changes to its leadership team, relocated its headquarters from San Diego to Dallas, and is working on developing new products.

Hours rule defense, trucking’s $7.5 billion safety investment highlight Senate truck safety hearing

At a Senate hearing on truck safety Tuesday, regulators and trucking trade groups offered testimony to lawmakers in the Senate’s commerce committee about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.

Paccar, Cummins report increased 2Q revenues, earnings

Improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services results worldwide pushed Paccar's revenues and net income forward during the second quarter of 2014. Cummins attributes its revenue increases to stronger on-highway demand.

FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on driver whistleblower, carrier retaliation claims

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

Kenworth offering Bendix SmarTire on T680 and T880 models

The Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880 are now available with the fuel-saving SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS as an option when specifying these models. The factory-installed Bendix system uses wheel-mounted sensors in each tire to monitor the tire’s pressure and temperature. Sensors ...

American Power Group partners with Green Buffalo Fuel to open Canadian LNG markets

American Power Group Inc. (“APG”) will be working with Green Buffalo Fuel, LLC (“GBF”) to begin marketing APG’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged System using GBF’s unique patent pending  LNG fuel tank in the Canadian market. GBF is already marketing APG’s vehicular dual fuel system in ...

Senate opts for short-term highway fund fix, pushes for lame duck session

The Senate on Tuesday voted to prop up the Highway Trust Fund through December with a modified version of the bill the House passed last week, but those changes now set up a showdown between the chambers just three days before Congress is set to ...

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