ICYMI Index, Christmas edition: 4 numbers from the week’s top news stories

Had your fill of roast beast, ham and sugar cookies? Here's a recap of what you may have missed in trucking news this week

Trucking got restart rollback, but here’s what Congress left out of omnibus bill

Suspending 2013’s 34-hour restart provisions and forcing FMCSA to study the rules and better justify them? Check. Unchecked? Blocking FMCSA’s insurance increase rulemaking and setting deadlines for an electronic logging device mandate and a Safety Fitness Determination rule.

CCJ’s Top 10 Stories of 2014

From futuristic concept trucks to new regulations and merger-and-acquisition activity to well-publicized lawsuits, there was plenty of news in the trucking industry that garnered attention in 2014. But what were the biggest stories of the year? We’ve compiled a list based on the number of ...

Preventable or not? Doe’s rig mauled by mall maniac

As John Doe prepared to turn, a four-wheeler rocketed out of a shopping mall and crashed into his truck’s right fender. Was this a preventable accident?

U.S. diesel price hits lowest point since Dec. 2010

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

Potential insurance increase ‘not worth the cost,’ analyst says

DAT's Don Thornton gives three key reasons why FMCSA's potential liability insurance increase should be abandoned.

A very Chrome Christmas: 2014 Pride & Polish photo gallery

If you're a chrome connoisseur, then a visit to Randall-Reilly's Great American Trucking Show in Dallas each year is an absolute must, where the Overdrive's Pride & Polish season culminates each year. Sit back by the fire with a beverage and browse through this truly ...

Money Monday: Tonnage roars, capacity loosens, rates slip

The stress on capacity – caused by a short truck supply and increased freight demand — eased some in recent weeks, according to the latest roundup of industry indicators. Thus, rates have slipped in recent weeks.

Court consolidates suits against Navistar’s MaxxForce engines, transfers them to Illinois

Per a request made in October, Navistar International has been granted its motion to consolidate the more than two dozen lawsuits against it and its EGR-only engines, and proceedings in the bundled suits has been transferred to the Northern District of Illinois.

FMCSA publishes required notice announcing 34-hour restart changes

FMCSA published Monday, Dec. 22, a notice announcing the suspension of enforcement of the two hours-of-service provisions rolled back by the 2015 appropriations act passed by Congress and signed by the president last week.

CCJ Photo Gallery: Christmas Trucking — ’70s style

Back in the day, you were hard-pressed to find much more than a cover of CCJ's sister magazine, Overdrive, devoted to the holiday season. But if you dig deep, there are some Christmas gems to be mined.

ICYMI Index: 6 numbers to catch you up on this week’s trucking news

Miss a few stories this week? Don't sweat — the ICYMI Index has you covered.

Rapid response: Keeptruckin, BigRoad, ISE update e-logging software

While many drivers are already familiar with the previous method, the challenge for the next few weeks may be to ignore the violations from their electronic logging applications until developers update the software code. That challenge has already been laid to rest by two developers.