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What will the truck market look like in 2022?

The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference is taking place Aug. 20-21. Click here to see all of the coverage of the event. During the opening address of the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas, Sandeep Kar, ...

Truck makers, operators ask NHTSA to consider ‘real world’ in setting efficiency standards

Truck, trailer and engine makers, along with buyers and operators, are strongly encouraging government regulators to consider real-world operating factors in the development of the next round of heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The trucking ...

Court denies Navistar’s request to dismiss cases against its MaxxForce engines

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Barbara ...

Agency pushing for industry-DOT joint rulemaking for entry-level driving training rule

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a ...

Monday Money: ‘Tis the season for freight slowdowns; volume, rates still ahead of last year

The freight transportation sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9 percent from the previous month in the latest Cass Freight Index. (Slide 1) The drop was ...

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Registration Now Open!

The Commercial vehicle Outlook Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on August 20-21st. Registration is now open and a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Dallas Omni Hotel, conveniently adjoining the conference hall. If convenience, sessions and networking aren’t enough, by attending CVOC you will also receive VIP access to the Great American Trucking Show. Click here to learn more about this event!

Ferro gets last word: Defends agency, agenda, her leadership

Wrapping up five-years on duty at the wheel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Anne Ferro says she wouldn’t do anything differently: She’s worked to implement Obama administration policy within the framework of the ...

Rules to require speed limiters, raise carrier insurance requirements step closer to publication

Two federal trucking regulations moved a step closer to publication this month, according to a recent report from the Department of Transportation: A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a ...

Carrier earnings roundup: Key truckload metrics compared

The earnings report season provided a generally positive outlook on the financial health of large truckload carriers, with a few small surprises. The carriers were equally sure of one thing: The industry must find more ...

CCJ Top 250: Moving on up

As the trucking industry puts more distance between itself and the recession of 2008-09, for-hire trucking companies continue to exhibit growth and increased profitability in an otherwise slow-growing economy. But there remain plenty of regulatory headwinds ...

Special report: Predictive analytics can help fleets boost safety, driver retention

Load One expediter Tom Evans drives team with his wife, Tina, running a three-truck Class 8 straight truck fleet based in Mattoon, Ill. Besides their compensation for doing their jobs the right way, the Evans ...

NYT: How is a driver shortage possible? Maybe trucking needs to pay more

I sympathize with fellow journalists looking for blog fodder, and I appreciate the efforts by anyone outside of trucking who thinks he’s got the industry figured out, whether it’s truck safety or the business model ...

Crunching the numbers: How to do the math on aerodynamic device savings

Watching the nation’s roadways these days, it’s obvious that a growing number of tractor-trailers now have aerodynamic devices to help control fuel costs. The science of aerodynamics isn’t new, but given the boost in commercial vehicle ...

CNBC series an ‘outrageously inaccurate’ view of trucking, ATA says

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves has written CNBC to express “disappointment” over the depiction of the industry in a recent series of reports on trucking – and to invite the network to ...

‘Jammers’ could be a growing trend for cargo thieves

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their ...

Anti-coercion rule comments: Carriers want protection, drivers unhappy with burden of proof

Public comments so far are split various ways on the proposed federal rule that prohibits carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers into operating their trucks beyond hours of service limits or against other ...


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