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Michelin acquiring telematics provider NexTraq

Fleetcor Chairman and CEO Ron Clarke says the decision to sell the telematics division came down to its ill-fit with Fleetcor's core business of fuel cards and workforce payment products.

What rate volatility? ‘Tepid and anemic’ freight demand tampers assumed impact of ELDs

Every Wednesday, Diane McHaney downloads rate data from DAT Solutions into spreadsheets. As the pricing analyst for Barton Logistics, a nonasset transportation company based in Bandera, Texas, she applies statistical ...

Video: Preventable or not — Trucker backs into concrete post at loading dock

Could the truck operator have prevented this accident? Watch the video to find out.
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Trump DOL relieves pressure surrounding Obama-era changes to owner-operator model

The Trump Administration on Wednesday rescinded a 2015 memo issued by the Labor Department that changed the interpretation of federal wage and hour laws regarding owner-operators’ employment status.

Trump calls for Congress to adopt his private highway plan

Notably for trucking, Trump’s plan also calls for a repeal of the tolling ban on existing Interstate lanes and privatizing rest areas.

ATA’s annual conference set for October

ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition sessions this year will focus on the economic, regulatory and business trends in the industry. Scheduled topics include job creation and retention, infrastructure, law enforcement ...

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 ...

Navistar financial losses widen

Navistar says it is shifting its sales strategy for used trucks equipped with the MaxxForce 13-liter, including selling more units into export markets.

FMCSA rule setting training standards for new truck drivers takes effect

After a five-month due to regulatory reviews ordered by the Trump Administration, a rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. Effective as of June 5, ...

XPO ordered to pay drivers $958k over employee classification dispute

A federal court has upheld the California Labor Commissioner’s total award of $958,660 to five XPO Cartage truckers misclassified as independent contractors, while the company is appealing last month’s similar ...

Truckload rates climbed again in May

The spot market gains are in line with seasonal trends but could also reflect an upswing predicted this year by industry analysts ahead of the ELD mandate's compliance deadline and ...

Court orders Werner to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

A federal jury awarded $779,127 in damages in a class action suit against Werner Enterprises Inc. and a subsidiary after allegedly violating minimum wage laws by failing to pay driver ...

Indicators: Trucking employment flat, conditions for shippers signal swing in carriers’ favor

Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry was nearly unchanged in May from April, falling by 100 jobs in the month. Moreover, market conditions are steadily swinging in favor of ...