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Report: National freight plan needs more focus on community impact

The Government Accountability Office has recommended clarifying the federal government's role in the National Freight Strategic Plan and the purpose of the nation’s primary freight network. Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) had ...

CCJ Innovator: Roehl Transport lets drivers choose their path to success

Diesel at lowest point since June 2012, continues tumble

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 29 to $3.755, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly fuel price ...

Game of Trucks: Winter is coming; carriers to focus on drivers, customer communication

Last winter’s “snowpocalpyse” essentially brought freight movement and much of the economy to a frozen halt. The question many shippers are asking their transportation providers: Are we ready if it ...

Cargo theft update: Numbers remain level as risk remains high

Mack announces new Telogis-based, scalable vehicle telematics package

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system Sept. 29. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings ...

Truck freight continues to push NAFTA trade growth

The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico topped $100 billion for the fifth straight month in July, with trucks ...

What equipment is the most effective at reducing fuel consumption?

Monday Money: White paper explains trucking challenges, rising costs

Source: "Industry Challenges," J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. Carriers looking to explain rising costs to customers – and to make sense of the rate increases needed to cover those costs – need ...

Report: Former Pilot president hit with ‘target letter’ in fuel rebate fraud case

Federal authorities are investigating former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood over his potential involvement in the fuel rebate withholding case that has rocked the company the last year and ...

Tonnage hit record high in August, ATA says

Tonnage carried by the for-hire trucking industry rose 1.6 percent in August, as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, pushing the measure of freight ...

Driver pay, equipment costs push fleet operational costs up in 2013, ATRI says

The average cost per mile for fleets rose 5 cents a mile in 2013 to $1.68, according to a report released this week by the American Transportation Research Institute. The jump ...

Combating communication and distraction: Panel talks phones’ role in distracting truck drivers

In many cases, technology has made trucking easier, but in others it has made it more distracting, said a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance ...

TMC fleet exec panel: Labor force average age must come down

Connectivity, game-changing truck technology highlight Volvo’s Nyberg’s TMC address

Goran Nyberg is looking for game changers. Speaking at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Fall Meeting Tuesday in Orlando, Volvo’s North American president of sales and marketing says the future ...