FMCSA denies brokers’ request for exemption of $75k surety bond requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request for exemption from the $75,000 minimum bond requirement now in place for freight-forwarders and brokers.

Diesel down another 4 cents, hits five-year low

This is the third straight week the U.S. diesel average has dropped and the 30th in the last 39 weeks. The national average price was also $1.151 lower than the same week last year.

DOT, White House submit new, longer Grow America highway funding bill, includes driver pay reform measures

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

Carriers fight Oregon court decision classifying owner-ops as employees

Trucking associations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a carrier appealing an Oregon decision that classified its owner-operators as employees.

FMCSA grants hours-of-service exemptions to Oregon loggers, DOE carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

Scott Darling to continue to head FMCSA, drops ‘acting administrator’ title

T.F. Scott Darling, chief counsel for FMCSA, will continue to run the agency following the end of his seven-month tenure as acting administrator. But his title will no longer be “acting administrator.”

DTNA bullish on 2015 truck market, says future regs should foster ‘free thinking’

During a press dinner at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America, shared his company’s optimism for near-term truck sales in North America, saying at the moment the U.S. is one of ...

MATS recap: All of CCJ’s coverage of news and announcements from the Mid-America Trucking Show

Follow all the live coverage from the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show with our live blog.

TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

Stemco’s recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, said Stemco Vice President Bob Montgomery at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March ...

Volvo truck boss discusses truck strategy at HDMA breakfast

Olof Persson, president of Volvo AB, discussed the company trucking arm's direction and strategy at the Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association (HDMA) at the 25th Annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky Friday. Persson says Volvo has invested $1.4 billion in North American manufacturing since 2002, ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Results are in: TMW Systems releases 2014 benchmarking study

The study offers the latest data and analysis related to rising rates, driver retention, utilization, maintenance cost control, gross margins and other critical performance measures across a broad cross-section of North American carrier and brokerage businesses

McLeod Software begins 2015 benchmark survey

McLeod Software has made it easy for its customers to participate in the survey by developing a new report that generates the data needed.