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Teamsters, safety group sue DOT for not producing entry-level driver training rule

A coalition of highway safety and labor advocates have brought a federal lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for not heeding Congressional requirements to produce an entry-level driver ...

More trucking, shipper groups ask Foxx to block ‘flawed’ CSA scores

Citing the industry regulator's refusal to face facts, another coalition with an interest in truck transportation has called upon Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to remove carrier safety data from public view. “From the first publication of ...

Speed limiter, Safety Fitness rules now slated for early 2015, insurance increase still expected next month

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, according to a report issued Sept. 16 by the Department of ...

Buy, sell or hold: As economy rebounds, will equipment trade cycles change?

This story is part of a four-part series on how the recession, changing regulations and evolving equipment have changed equipment trade life cycles for fleets. Click here to see all of the stories. The alchemy of ...

Electronic DVIRs shed paper, improve compliance

Brakes, lights and tires are the most common maintenance violations caught by DOT inspectors at roadside and fixed locations. In theory, drivers should be catching these and more defects before DOT officers make discoveries. Part of ...

Western Star unveils aerodynamic 5700XE on-highway tractor (with photos, video)

Forget what you think you know about Western Star. The proud niche-player that made its name with tough, long-nosed conventional designs introduced its new, aerodynamic 5700XE highway tractor at a press launch Sept. 11 in ...

What drivers want, Part 2: Money, respect key factors in attracting and keeping drivers

What do drivers want? It's the defining question for carriers today. CCJ sought to find an answer to that question and surveyed drivers in June. This is the second half of CCJ's findings in the ...

What do drivers want? CCJ survey reveals the answers

What do drivers want? Carriers need to know to try to battle the current and looming driver shortage as best they can. CCJ sought to find an answer to the question and surveyed drivers in ...

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 ...

‘Drivers, drivers, drivers’: Shortage now impacts LTL and intermodal, Stifel team says

Slides courtesy Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. The challenge of finding and retaining good truck drivers is nothing new to truckload carriers, but the driver shortage is now having an impact on less-than-truckload and intermodal operations as ...

Study: Fuel efficiency efforts pay off for carriers

An exhaustive study of major fleets concluded fuel costs were reduced an annual $7,200 per truck through fuel-efficient products and practices. The non-profit North American Council for Freight Efficiency researched use of 66 technologies and practices ...

Riding the wave of e-commerce, part 2: technology on demand

This is the final installment of a two-part series on how e-commerce is changing the transportation industry. Part one profiled three carriers who have changed their business models and technology to thrive in this brave new ...

Trucking employment slips slightly in August; July total adjusted downward

​ Jobs in the for-hire trucking industry slipped by 800 in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released Sep. 5 by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the ...

Tango Transport sues Navistar, claiming hundreds of trucks had defective engines

Major national carrier Tango Transport (No. 124 in the CCJ Top 250) has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and ...

Decreased warranty costs leading Navistar turnaround

Navistar has been weighted down by the failures of its EGR-only engines now for several years, and the company's quarterly earnings earnings reports became a regular reminder of the work that lies ahead in restoring ...