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Report from the Fed shows slowdown in trucking activity

Test drive: Detroit’s DD5 engine

There was a lot more power available on demand than I expected going through the Allison 6-speed transmission.

CargoNet: Cargo theft incidents down 15 percent year-over-year

According to CargoNet, 61 percent of reported thefts had a loss value recorded, and the average incident was valued at $330,339 – up $63,243 from ...

DOT report says weather delays cost trucking millions annually, but less than previously thought

Federal researchers say adverse weather costs trucking $3.8 million annually, with ice and snow responsible for more than half of all time lost to traffic ...

Minnesota seeks exemption from certain CDL skills test requirements

Minnesota told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in its request that the state “can deliver CDL skills testing more efficiently in an alternative manner” ...

Preventable or not: Trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. ...

API: Fleets need to be aware of new engine oils, heed OEM recommendations

Ferrick’s key message to fleets and owner-operators regarding proper oil use was simple: Check with your engine manufacturer. “It’s not something you get cute about,” ...
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Detroit ready to roll out 4 cylinder DD5 engine in Freightliner M2 106 trucks

The DD5 will first be offered in 210 HP-575 lb-ft and 230 HP-660 lb-ft ratings that will provide best in class fuel efficiency.

More than 30,000 trailers recalled from several major manufacturers due to faulty valve component

Bendix has issued a recall on more than 190,000 of its SR-5 Trailer Spring Brake Valves, resulting in more than 30,000 trailers being recalled by ...

CCJ Market Movers panel to focus on e-commerce’s impact on trucking

E-commerce and its effects on the trucking industry will be the topic of discussion during the CCJ Market Movers town hall-style discussion at the Great ...

Mercedes-Benz Vans goes all in with new U.S. Sprinter production plant; updates Sprinter and Metris lineups

Mercedes-Benz USA Vans officially broke ground Wednesday on a new $500-million Sprinter manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.C. U.S.-based production of the company’s vans solidifies ...

Tolls to increase for ninth consecutive year on Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will raise toll rates 6 percent across the board for E-ZPass and cash-paying drivers in 2017.

Chevy’s new cabover headed to dealers

Depending on the model, wheelbases ranging from 109 to 212 inches will be available with GVWRs ranging from 12,000 lbs. to 19,500 lbs.

Carrier wins classification suit involving leased owner-operators

An Oregon appeals court has ruled that owner-operators leased to CEVA Freight are independent contractors according to state law and not company employees, thereby freeing ...

Trucking’s role in terror may be in next president’s crosshairs

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have long feared commercial trucks would play a role in domestic terror attacks beyond the use of HazMat.