Every pound counts: New specs, lift-axle systems save fuel, boost payload

There are many good reasons for fleets to review their suspension specs and consider changes to better meet their application requirements as new designs are developed to complement today’s equipment trends.

Diesel price falls 3.3 cents to resume downward trend

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.3 cents in the week ended Nov. 24 to $3.628, according to the Department of Energy. This is the second week in a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the ...

Oversize/overweight haulers want exemption of hours-of-service break requirement

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

Truck orders shoot up in October to second-best in history

Total net orders for Class 8 trucks were 45,978 units in October, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second best in the history of the industry.

CCJ Photo Gallery: Knights of the Highway: Trucking in 1976 (Part I)

By 1976, it was official: Trucking was on it's way to being cool! Throw in the country's 200th Birthday, and it may for very giddy issues of CCJ's sister magazine, Overdrive!

Sleepers to shooting houses

It's Thanksgiving Week. Everyone's ready for a break to spend some time with family and -- in many parts of the country -- hit the woods and do a little hunting. So let's take a break from the business of trucking and have some fun ...

California port trucker strike ends, drivers resume work

Southern California drayage truckers have ended their latest strike, but little immediate relief will be felt in area ports, where union dockworkers will not resume "big table” contract talks until Dec. 1.

CVSA asks FMCSA to pull CSA scores from public view

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has become the latest industry group to request that FMCSA remove from public view the scores from its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Measurement System.

Monday Money: Rates, demand continue to climb; shippers ‘beginning to balk’

Trends in truck capacity and freight demand continue to point toward a tight market to close out 2014, with the New Year to bring even more stress on truck supply and considerably higher shipping rates, according the latest roundup of industry indicators. An industry analyst, ...

Why are trucks so cool in Europe? For better or worse, they’re fun

Be advised: If you can find something beneficial to your trucking operation from this video, do tell. Otherwise, don’t try to break this world record – 83’7” for a tractor-trailer leap – without adult supervision. Have a look at some behind-the-scenes snaps as well (although ...

ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from the past week’s top trucking news

The In Case You Missed It Index is a quick refresher on the past week’s top trucking stories. A quick spin through a few slides and you’re fully informed and ready to the hit road running for the week ahead.

Teamsters win at FedEx Freight in Charlotte; union cancels votes elsewhere

The latest skirmish in the battle to organize FedEx Freight went to the Teamsters this week with a victory in Charlotte, N.C., though the union cancelled elections in two other locations.

The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking

Transportation companies already have more data than they know what to do with. Fleet managers want systems that give optimal recommendations about what they can do right now to prevent the next accident and increase profit.



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