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CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz scheduled for June 2-4

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, has been scheduled for June 2-4, CVSA announced this week. Roughly 10,000 inspectors ...

Senator who vowed FMCSA reform questions agency’s release of CSA smartphone app

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), the trucking industry’s seemingly latest lawmaker advocate, has questioned both the intent and purpose of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s QCMobile smartphone app release last month. Fischer sent a letter to ...

A 20-something’s take on how carriers can recruit younger drivers

There’s much talk of late about trucking’s next generation of drivers. The current driver shortage has been one of carriers’ top concerns in recent years, and the anticipated worsening of that shortage remains a long-term concern ...

Freight matching, Uber-style: Mobile tech gives rise to streamlined freight transactions

The “Uberization” of freight has been a topic of some discussion following the rise of the Uber taxi service. If you’re not familiar with it, Uber allows a customer to click within a smartphone app ...

Congressman presses FMCSA about hours-of-service restart study, questions agency’s methodology

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) sent a letter last week to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx to air his concerns about the scope of and participants in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Congressionally required 34-hour ...

Concept trucks are shaping the future of trucking

Freightliner stole the spotlight the Mid-America Trucking Show last week the moment they pulled the cover off the company's SuperTruck concept vehicle. Aggressive aero features and unconventional styling left many jaws agape. But concept vehicles aren't ...

DOT, White House submit new, longer Grow America highway funding bill, includes driver pay reform measures

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday resubmitted to Congress his and the White House’s highway funding plan, which this go-around is a six-year, $478 billion transportation reauthorization package that ups both the length and the ...

Freightliner turns heads with SuperTruck concept vehicle

Freightliner unveiled its impressively futuristic SuperTruck prototype vehicle at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week, capping a five-year development process in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and other leading industry manufacturers and suppliers. Diane ...

2015 Mid-America Trucking Show: Follow the show live on CCJ

The Mid-America Trucking Show takes place this week in Louisville, Ky., where major truck, engine and component makers will unveil the industry’s latest products and services. The show will also host dozens of show trucks, ...

Connected and comfortable: Next-gen trucks changing the way drivers live and work on the road

It’s cliché to say that truck driving is a difficult job. But while working on the road is hard, living there may be even harder. Those realities are reflected in the current dearth of drivers ...

House introduces another CSA bill, this one again calling for removal of public scores and fixes to program

The House this week introduced another bill targeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and would, if it becomes law, force FMCSA to remove its carrier rankings from public view and ...

FMCSA should stop touting CSA scores, GAO rep says in response to app release

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s release this week of its CSA-based QCMobile app, a representative from the Government Accountability Office reiterated her agency’s stance that carrier rankings in CSA are unreliable and should ...

Regulatory update: When to expect rules on e-logs, speed limiters and Safety Fitness Determination

In its March regulatory report, the Department of Transportation’s projected dates on major trucking regulations expected this year remained mostly unchanged. Here are the dates the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expect to ...

CCJ Innovator: A&R Logistics reinvents itself for safety, growth

If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it right. For A&R Logistics, “Doing It Right” is its corporate mantra and its pledge to its customers to maintain the highest standards for ...

Three trucking companies reach settlement with Pilot Flying J in fuel rebate withholding case

Three of the seven carriers who opted out of Pilot’s $85 million class-action settlement reached in 2013 filed court motions this week to drop their lawsuits against the truck stop chain and fuel provider, saying ...