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Trucking Alliance adds two more Top 250 carriers as members

The Trucking Alliance, a coalition of some of the largest carriers in the country, has added KLLM Transport Services (No. 33 in the CCJ Top 250) and Cargo Transporters (No. ...

SmartDrive extends always-on recording storage capability, enhances base video capture platform workflow

SmartDrive Systems announced in a press briefing Tuesday the availability of new add-ons within its video and safety intelligence platform, plus updates to its existing platform available to all subscribing ...

One week remains to comment on DOT’s proposed speed limiter mandate

Carriers have until Dec. 7 to file comments on the DOT's proposed speed limiter mandate. Here's the link to do so.

Indicators: Soft freight demand, excess capacity continue to drag rates

Linehaul rates, though up month to month, continued a streak of eight months of year-over-year losses. Conditions for shippers, however, could signal a looming period of rate growth.
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Overtime rule derailed in court; ATA glad to see rule halted

For trucking companies, the rule meant dispatchers, back-office workers and any other employees in a salaried position making less than $47,500 a year would have been entitled to overtime pay ...

Averitt offering new drivers $5,000 tuition assistance bonus

The bonus, payable at $150 per month after the driver completes orientation, is part of Averitt's overall benefits package.

Indicators: Tonnage, trucking conditions continued to slide in October and September

Freight and market conditions slipped in September and October, but both are expected to be near their bottom and climb in 2017.

DOT: Rules to establish drug/alcohol database, new driver training standards could be published this week

Rules to establish a drug and alcohol database for truckers and minimum driver training standards are set to be published this week, according to the DOT's latest regulatory update.

Speed limiter rule proposal comments due in two weeks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its sister agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, did not propose a specific speed in the proposal and instead seek feedback from ...

Diesel prices continue recent downward trend

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.421, keeping prices above the $2.40 mark for the seventh consecutive week.

OOIDA wants to court to reevaluate ELD decision, will push for rehearing

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association intends to file a motion asking the court that heard its lawsuit against the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate to rehear its case. The ...

J.B. Hunt reaches $260k settlement with four Sikh truckers following alleged religious discrimination

Carrier giant J.B. Hunt has reached a $260,000 settlement with four Sikh truckers who claim the carrier discriminated them based on their religious beliefs when they refused to comply with ...