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Index shows company driver pay continued to increase in 2014

FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

Echoing trucking industry concerns since the program's inception in 2010, one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator's top officials this week said the agency knows that penalizing carriers for ...

CCJ Indicators: The latest on tonnage, freight and rates

A look at a few trucking economic indicators reported this week: ATA reports tonnage drop: Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3 ...

2015-2016 trucking outlook: Drivers market to stay tough, rates should continue to climb, analyst says

Drivers in the coming years will remain hard to come by, but truckload rates could climb as much as 9 percent for some carriers in the next 18 or so ...

Preventable or not? Deer delivers dilemma to Doe

Should he swap some vintage Winchesters for Billy Bob’s rusty but wonderfully loud ol’ Harley? “Yep, I surely will,” trucker John Doe decided, smiling at the prospect of a second ...

CCJ Symposium regulatory panel: FMCSA rep defends regulations, offers update on rulemakings; TCA’s Heller calls for more sensible regs

The Chief Safety Officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defended Tuesday May 19 his agency’s expansive CSA safety program and the data behind it, while the Truckload Carriers ...

Regulatory update: Speed limiter rule, Safety Fitness see more delays, e-log mandate still set for September

A flurry of trucking regulatory activity is still expected this year, according to a monthly rulemakings update from the Department of Transportation. But some of the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier ...

Rule to mandate speed limiters for heavy trucks sent to White House for approval

Truck size and weight update: Shippers group urges DOT to release study it says shows safety of heavier trucks

The Department of Transportation is being urged to release new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that allegedly points to the safety of six-axle trucks and supports claims by those ...

CSA roundup: Changes coming to safety program, analyst says; ‘We just want scores to make sense,’ says TCA rep

CCJ sister site Overdrive’s Senior Editor Todd Dills was in attendance earlier this month at the Truckload Carriers Association Safety and Security Division meeting held in Charlotte, N.C., and CSA ...

Volvo previews future fuel efficiency, connectivity improvements

New fuel efficiency improvements and vehicle connectivity changes are coming, according to Volvo Trucks North America, which shared its visions at its Volvo Trucks Business Symposium in Providence, R.I., this ...

One of few remaining carriers still suing Pilot Flying J brings new accusations in fuel rebate case

Wright Transportation has amended its lawsuit against Pilot Flying J to accuse the truck stop chain and fuel provider of lying about its diesel fuel prices to defraud the carrier ...

Former trucking company operator gets 3 years, to pay $500k for double brokering loads

The operator of an Illinois-based trucking company who pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Chicago to three years in prison and ...

More sophisticated cargo theft tactics push loss value up, number of thefts down in 1Q

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the first quarter of 2015 jumped 25 percent from 2014’s first quarter to $256,966, while the number of thefts fell, according ...

House committee clears DOT bill that would lengthen hours-of-service rollback, bar FMCSA from upping insurance minimums