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Dismissal of lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs upheld by appeals court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a prior dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the California Construction Trucking Association against the California Air Resources Board's diesel engine ...

Cargo backlog at West Coast ports could take months to clear, analysts say

With West Coast ports backlogged following months of labor disputes between port managers and dockworkers, federal officials have given the go-ahead to Los Angeles and Long Beach ports to collaborate ...

Work Truck Show roundup: News and announcements from NTEA’s annual medium-duty show

CCJ is covering the Work Truck Show this week in Indianapolis, Ind., where truck, engine and components makers are announcing new products and services. Below are links to all of CCJ's ...

CCJ’s 2015 Economic Outlook: Indicators look strong, but driver availability, regulatory drag lead fleets’ 2015 concerns

Carriers mostly against FMCSA’s insurance increase rule, while some favor raising liability minimums

More than 2,000 comments were submitted in the 90-day public feedback window allowed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s solicitation for input from trucking industry stakeholders and the public ...

CSA bill aims to remove ‘dark cloud’ over carrier hiring

Final Rule to mandate electronic logging devices again slated for Sept. 30, DOT announces

In a departure from a report issued in mid-February, the Department of Transportation has changed its expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices, ...

Bendix announces new headquarters facility

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will construct a new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, expected to be within a 20-mile radius of its current Elyria location, the company announced today. Bendix ...

Spot market rates continue downslide in February, hit multi-year lows

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer —  seeing noticeable declines, according to data released ...

Diesel price climbs again, nears $3 threshold

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the fourth straight week in the week ended March 2, rising 3.6 cents to $2.936, according to the ...

CCJ Indicators: Conditions for shippers get a boost, trucks continue to drive NAFTA freight growth

Economic indicators showed a continued upswell in cross-border freight heading to and from the U.S. and NAFTA trade partners and a potential capacity strain coming. Recent conditions a boon for shippers: ...

House introduces bill to clarify CSA ratings’ role in hiring carriers

Editor's note: This story originally incorrectly reported that H.R. 1120 would remove CSA's BASIC rankings from public view. CCJ regrets the error. Five Republicans in the U.S. House have introduced a ...

Preventable or not? One-way ticket to bad day for Doe

On a sunny Friday afternoon, John Doe was maneuvering his straight truck down Butafooco Boulevard, a one-way thoroughfare in Bear Paw, S.D., daydreaming about his impending weekend visit to the ...

‘Negotiated rulemaking’ for entry-level driver training standards begins

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a ...

FreightWatch: Cargo backlog at West Coast ports presents heightened cargo theft dangers

Cargo theft prevention firm FreightWatch International issued this week a warning to carriers and drivers moving the surge of cargo at ports on the West Coast following the recent labor ...