Port update: Dockworkers ratify work agreement that ended months-long port slowdown, cargo backlog

West Coast dockworkers and port employers have ratified the five-year contract tentatively reached in February following nine months of negotiations.

Congress OKs two-month highway bill patch, says it’s working on long-term plan

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is Congress' 33rd stopgap surface transportation measure in a decade despite introduction of several long-term bills.

Index shows company driver pay continued to increase in 2014

The National Transportation Institute released recently its fourth quarter 2014 Driver Wage Index for company drivers.

Volvo, Mack honor service members with Memorial Day tribute trucks

Volvo and Mack each unveiled trucks honoring U.S. military members for Memorial Day weekend events.

White House clears rule mandating stability control systems for heavy trucks, publication expected soon

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule likely will be published in the coming weeks.

Shipper-carrier panel: what’s good for the driver is good for business

A shipper-carrier panel at the CCJ Spring Symposium discussed a number of ways to eliminate pain points in the supply chain.

FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

Echoing trucking industry concerns since the program's inception in 2010, one of the FMCSA's top officials this week said the agency knows that penalizing carriers for crashes that were not their fault is "not fair." He also admitted the agency doesn't have a plan for ...

Trucking’s Top Rookie award nomination period open

Nominations for Randall-Reilly's Trucking’s Top Rookie contest are being accepted through June 26.

CCJ Indicators: The latest on tonnage, freight and rates

The latest indicators on tonnage, freight and rates.

FMC Technologies to deploy SmartDrive on 1,300-truck fleet

Houston-based FMC Technologies, a global provider of technology and services for the oil and gas industry, is in-process of deploying SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its entire fleet of 1,300 vehicles.

2015-2016 trucking outlook: Drivers market to stay tough, rates should continue to climb, analyst says

Drivers in the coming years will remain hard to come by, but truckload rates could climb as much as 9 percent for some carriers in the next 18 or so months, said Donald Broughton, trucking industry economist and managing director of Avondale Partners.

Navistar opens new proving grounds in Indiana to test heavy trucks (with photo gallery)

Navistar, maker of International Trucks, announced Monday the opening of its new proving grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. where the company will test commercial trucks, school buses and military vehicles. Here's a photo gallery from the facilities.

Safety technology can pay for itself; drivers need education on tech ‘misconceptions,’ panelists say at CCJ Spring Symposium

As safety systems become more prevalent, so too do pressures on fleets to actively manage them. Learning to manage systems, as well as convince drivers to buy into new safety systems can be challenging -- but the rewards are incalculable. That was the sentiment from participants ...