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Indicators: Conditions for carriers improve, as do rates

Market conditions for trucking companies improved slightly in November, according to the Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. Conditions -- and rates -- could be poised for continued improvement throughout 2017, ...

Video: Preventable or not — Evasive maneuver puts trailer on its side

Could the truck operator have prevented the crash? Find out here.

Band of large carriers asks FMCSA to allow them to drug test via hair instead of urine

The carriers who filed the petition with FMCSA say the duplicate testing is expensive and unnecessary. 2015's FAST Act allows the agency to accept hair tests, but not until DHHS ...

Video: Preventable or not — Exit-only lane gives trucker interchange woes

A four-wheeler traveling in an exit-only attempted to zip in front of trucker John Doe to remain on the highway. Instead, the motorist's car slammed into Doe's front fender, prompting ...

Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive back pay and other relief ...

Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market freight growth. Reefer freight volume ...

Survey: Shippers expect freight volumes to climb in 2017

Shippers mostly expect freight movement to grow in 2017, according to a survey of more than 2,200 shippers recently conducted by Averitt Express, one of the country’s largest carriers.

CCJ MarketPulse: Fleets optimistic about 2017

MarketPulse survey respondents are increasingly bullish about business conditions over the next six months, with 56.5 percent of respondents expecting business conditions to improve. That and more from this month's ...

Video: Preventable or not — Trucker backs into incoming car

Trucker John Doe blasted his music as he backed into an alley, not noticing a car who quickly wheeled in behind him. Was this crash preventable? Check the video here ...

Former trucking executive sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for fraud, tax evasion

The former owner of a company that bought and sold trucking companies was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to pay $270,000 in restitution Wednesday following ...

Trucking employment rally continued in December with 1,400-job hike

Trucking industry employment in December grew by 1,400 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s preliminary Employment Situation Report released Jan. 6. Following a turbulent first half of 2016, December’s job ...

Managing uptime: Selecting an aftermarket partner

A fully staffed service bay is of no benefit if it takes days or weeks to find needed parts.