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To protect carriers from big payouts, Congress may stamp out state laws on driver pay, breaks

FMCSA selecting random carriers to submit driver drug testing results for 2016

FMCSA says companies are already being notified and are required to complete the annual survey by March 15.

Penske making collision avoidance, air disc brakes standard in rental fleet

Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo and Navistar with the new spec.

State of emergency relaxes hours regs for certain drivers in Oklahoma

Hours of service relief applies to drivers providing direct assistance to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for ...

Video: Preventable or not — Exit-only lane gives trucker interchange woes

A four-wheeler traveling in an exit-only attempted to zip in front of trucker John Doe to remain on the highway. Instead, the motorist's car slammed ...

Unified Registration System final rule published, implementation still delayed indefinitely

With the publication and immediate suspension of the URS, existing carriers will need to continue to follow the same procedures and forms for registration updates ...

Waitin’ for a Superman

For Volkswagen, effectively lying to the EPA came with a 75 percent premium versus Takata's exploding airbag that could send shrapnel flying inside affected vehicles ...

Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive ...

KeHE Distributors fights driver distraction with video safety program

Coaches spend one-on-one time with drivers to review events and help them become more aware of what may be causing them to trigger video.

Court denies OOIDA’s request for rehearing of ELD case, appeal coming

The denial by the 7th Circuit appellate court to rehear the case leaves OOIDA and the owner-operators involved in the lawsuit one remaining judicial option: ...

Stevens Transport responds to EEOC lawsuit, claims driver was not qualified

Stevens says in its response that Brown did not complete the application process, including the DOT physical exam, and was not qualified for the position.

Trucking regulatory reform advocate Fischer to head Senate subcommittee on transportation, infrastructure

Fischer may be best known in the trucking industry for the introduction of a bill in early 2015 targeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...

New tech helps fleets, drivers make truck parking more productive and satisfying

New technology and services geared towards truck parking activities have become a hot commodity.

Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market ...

Volvo braking-related recall affects more than 6,000 trucks

The company says the parameters for the dryers were set too low at one-third of the required volume, which can cause oil and water to ...