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CCJ a finalist for prominent Jesse H. Neal editorial award

CCJ has been named a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal business-to-business media award in the category of Best Subject-Related Integrated Package for its Trucking's Future Now package. The package addresses the key changes to transportation that ...

Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January, U.S. unemployment drops slightly

The for-hire trucking industry in January added 1,500 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department’s monthly preliminary employment report. January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking ...

Preventable or not? Doe cut off at the pass – well, not quite

During lunch at Union 76, some of the guys at the far table were arguing about who had the best country-western guitar. Trucker John Doe definitely felt he’d won, having ...

Bill seeks to rein in states’ ability to regulate hours-of-service, driver pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest breaks, and could have an ...

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Taking Maintenance ‘In-House’ Pays Off for Wallis Transport

Two years ago, Wallis Transportation stopped outsourcing the maintenance of its truck fleet. Instead, the Cuba, Missouri-based company made the investment to bring that work…

Trucking coalition reiterates: FMCSA’s issuance of Safety Fitness rule violates federal law

An ad hoc coalition of motor carrier groups is urging Congress to act on what it sees is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s violation of provisions in the FAST Act ...

Indicators: Fleets ‘on solid ground’; freight gets post-storm boost

CCJ's Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more. Survey says...fleets bullish on 2016: The 48 trucking fleets that participated in ...

Court strikes down out-of-state N.Y. truck decal fees

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has won its class action lawsuit against New York after a state trial court ruled its Highway Use Registration and Decal taxes are unconstitutional. Acting Supreme ...

Swift hit with another driver-brought lawsuit over alleged maintenance negligence

A former Swift Transportation driver has filed a lawsuit against the mega-fleet seeking payment for medical expenses and lost wages she claims were caused by negligent maintenance practices by Swift ...

Wisconsin-based fleet honoring military vets specially wrapped tractors, donations to vet charities

A Green Bay, Wis.-based trucking company has wrapped five of its tractors to honor different branches of the military and will donate two cents per loaded mile the trucks run ...

Diesel nears $2 a gallon

A 4-cent drop in the national average price of at-pump diesel fuel in the most recent week has the U.S. average at $2.031 per gallon, according to the Department of ...

ATA: Large truckload carrier turnover rate hit 100 percent in 2015’s 3Q

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it’s been in three years, according to ATA ...

TCA announces divisional winners of fleet safety awards

The Truckload Carriers Association has announced its division winners for the annual National Fleet Safety Awards. The awards, sponsored by Great West Casualty Company, honor trucking companies that “demonstrate a superior ...

Work resumes at major ports following strikes by some port workers

Longshoremen began returning work Friday at New York and New Jersey ports from a "wildcat" strike that began that day. Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port ...