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CARB set to enforce aero add-on rule for 2011-2013 trucks and trailers

FedEx projects record holiday shipping season, plans to add 50,000 seasonal positions

FedEx Corp. is forecasting another record holiday, and projects Dec. 15 to be the busiest day in company history with a forecasted 22.6 million shipments moving around the world. The company ...

Truck tonnage remains level at record high in September

Truck tonnage was unchanged in September from August and remains at a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations’ monthly seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, released this week. Compared ...

ATA, other business groups on port labor talks: ‘Time is of the essence’

American Trucking Associations and more than 100 organizations representing “manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics providers” have signed a letter calling for a ...

Diesel price continues slide, falls another 4.2 cents

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking ...

The return of the low-tech truck?

Editor's note: This story was originally published Aug. 1.   In a perfect world, fleet managers and owner-operators would be breathlessly awaiting all the stunning technological vehicle innovations coming their way – ...

TCA, Overdrive seeking nominations for year’s top owner-operator, company driver

The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with CCJ sister sites Overdrive and Truckers News, is looking for the best company drivers and owner-operators in the land. In an annual joint effort ...

Court rules against fleet, for owner-ops in classification and labor law case

Drayage carrier Green Fleet Systems has been ordered to reinstate two owner-operators after a court ruled last week it violated labor laws. The court also ordered it to cease the activities ...

Spot market remains strong as freight volume booms

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year ...

CCJ Fall Symposium to offer sessions on driver recruiting and retention, regulatory outlook, improving CSA scores

CCJ’s Fall Symposium is just a few weeks away, and the annual networking and educational opportunity for fleet owners and executives will include sessions on recruiting and retaining drivers, minimizing ...

Diesel price sees biggest week-to-week drop since April 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That’s ...

Preventable or not: Doe deals with snack attack

Soothed by Willie Nelson’s gravel-voiced rendition of his trucking classic “On The Road Again,” trucker John Doe proceeded down Route 99 toward his next delivery stop, at Perky’s Pancake House. ...

October container traffic to set record despite port labor concerns, congestion

Even as labor issues remain unresolved, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge and set a new monthly record in ...

Regulatory update: FMCSA progress on speed limiters, driver clearinghouse, other rulemakings

Class 8 orders in September strongest in nearly a decade

North American Class 8 truck net orders last month came in at 24,477 units according to data from FTR – the best September mark since 2005. According to preliminary data orders were ...