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

Wide base 385 steer tires now available on Kenworth T370s spec’d with heavier axles

The tires can now be ordered for the company's heaviest non-drive front axles – rated at 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 pounds.

Band of large carriers asks FMCSA to allow them to drug test via hair instead of urine

The carriers who filed the petition with FMCSA say the duplicate testing is expensive and unnecessary. 2015's FAST Act allows the agency to accept hair ...

Large section of I-84 in Oregon remains closed, portion of I-90 in Washington shut down until Thursday

Winter Storm Kori has caused the closure of more than 250 miles of I-84 in Oregon in each direction, as well as a section of ...

Diesel remain at 18-month high despite recent dip

Despite the drop, diesel prices are still higher than any point in 2016. The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now ...

Used truck values dropped more than 20% last year

Last year's annual losses translate to an overall monthly loss of about 2.5 percent, beating J.D. Power and Associates' early estimate of 3 to 5 ...

Mack adding rolling start and auto neutral to mDRIVE transmission

Last year, Mack says mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD penetration reached record levels in Pinnacle Axle Back and Granite models sold in the U.S. and Canada.

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.