Diesel continues downfall with 5.5-cent drop

Another significant drop in the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel has brought prices down below the $2.70 mark for the first time in nearly six years, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Number of cargo thefts, value of thefts drop in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, while the number of thefts fell 11 percent from the first quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report ...

Calif. judge upholds ruling that carrier owes driver $179k in back wages over misclassification

A Los Angeles superior court ruled that Laca Express Inc. owes driver Ho Woo Lee $179,390 in back wages and expenses, upholding the state labor commissioner’s decision that the trucker was misclassified as an independent contractor.

Crime roundup: Five found guilty in CDL test scheme, driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA inspector

A truck driver has pleaded guilty in charges related to threatening an FMCSA employee, while five others have been founded guilty in a scheme to provide answers to CDL test takers.

UPS set to acquire truckload brokerage company Coyote Logistics

UPS has announced it will buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion to allow it to expand into the truckload brokerage market.

CV-Outlook infrastructure panel to discuss future of U.S. freight movement, transportation

How will the trend toward larger, fewer stores, shifts in intermodal, the expansion of the Panama Canal and even the potential for delivery-by-drone affect freight patterns over the next decade? That’s the subject of a panel discussion at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook, which will ...

President signs highway patch, extending funding through October

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

Remote diagnostics: fringe benefit or killer app?

Have the alignments between telematics companies and OEMs caused fleets to re-evaluate their use of mobile technologies? Is remote diagnostics the killer app you've been waiting for?

Pizza delivery fleet TBHC creates ‘non-punitive’ video-based safety program

TBHC, the country’s largest distributor of Hunt Brothers Pizza, used the SmartDrive video-based safety system to establish a driver improvement program that wasn’t punitive.

Senate clears DRIVE Act highway bill with provision to remove CSA scores and short-term patch

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

Telematics partnership brings changes to Detroit Connect

Daimler Trucks North America is realigning it Detroit Connect telematics offerings with Zonar Systems.

Guessing game: Where will Cat find its 15-liter engine solution?

The big news story this week was, of course, Cat and Navistar breaking up. At first brush, given Navistar’s fresh troubles with a brand-new EPA lawsuit, you’d be forgiven for thinking Cat’s move was a sign of more problems for Navistar. But I don’t think that’s ...

CV Outlook to offer glimpse of trucking’s future, famed futurist Michio Kaku to keynote

The annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas will be held Aug. 26-27.