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Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

At noon, rain was falling on Mugwump Parkway. Northbound, John Doe was waiting for a chance to turn his tractor-trailer across the opposing traffic lane and enter the parking lot ...

FMCSA seeking industry input on potential insurance increase rule

Every pound counts: New specs, lift-axle systems save fuel, boost payload

Heavy-duty truck suspensions have a thankless task. If they work correctly, they largely are forgotten in day-to-day fleet operations. It’s not until a suspension fails, or a driver starts complaining ...

Diesel price falls 3.3 cents to resume downward trend

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.3 cents in the week ended Nov. 24 to $3.628, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. This ...

Oversize/overweight haulers want exemption of hours-of-service break requirement

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute ...

Truck orders shoot up in October to second-best in history

Total net orders for Class 8 trucks were 45,978 units in October, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second best in the history of the industry. The only time on record ...

California port trucker strike ends, drivers resume work

Southern California drayage truckers have ended their latest strike, but little immediate relief will be felt in area ports, where union dockworkers will not resume "big table” contract talks until ...

CVSA asks FMCSA to pull CSA scores from public view

Monday Money: Rates, demand continue to climb; shippers ‘beginning to balk’

Trends in truck capacity and freight demand continue to point toward a tight market to close out 2014, with the New Year to bring even more stress on truck supply ...

Teamsters win at FedEx Freight in Charlotte; union cancels votes elsewhere

The latest skirmish in the battle to organize FedEx Freight went to the Teamsters this week with a victory in Charlotte, N.C., though the union cancelled elections in two other ...

Cargo thefts: FreightWatch warns of recent jump in loads stolen in ‘red zone’

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says ...

ATA, Trucking Alliance agree with FMCSA’s e-log conclusions, OOIDA questions study

The American Trucking Associations and the Trucking Alliance have said they agree with findings of a recent DOT report that found the use of electronic logging devices does not increase ...

Truckload Carrier Reports: Key 3rd quarter metrics compared

The give and take of low-rolling-resistance tires: Do fleets pay a longevity penalty for them?

No one’s gotten around to reinventing pine-scented air fresheners yet, but otherwise it seems that virtually every component or system found on today’s heavy-duty trucks is undergoing some sort of ...

Port trucker unrest continues as strikes against carriers expand

Southern California port truckers now are picketing two intermodal rail carriers as the strike against area port drayage companies expands. Drivers began following Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport trucks ...


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