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Carriers with higher turnover have higher crash rates and poorer CSA scores, analysis finds

The Vigillo data firm, which has about 2,000 trucking fleet customers for its compliance data mining and monitoring services, found in a recent analysis of its clients' driver turnover data ...

Van rates continue to tumble, flatbed and reefer rates grow

Flatbed rates have now rallied for four straight months. Reefer rates continued a recent upward trend, too. Van rates, however, continue to lag, falling 11 cents in February from January, ...

Done deal: Navistar, Volkswagen seal partnership

Navistar Chairman, President CEO Troy Clarke called the deal a "significant milestone in our company's history."

Trucking Alliance wants autonomous systems to support drivers, not displace them

A trucking industry group representing a handful of the country’s largest carriers has expressed opposition to the deployment of fully autonomous, driverless trucks. The Alliance supports systems that aid drivers ...
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Truck platoon testing could begin in Iowa within the next year, state DOT officer says

A bill in the Iowa state legislature this session would open the door for truck platoons to begin operating on the state’s highways as a means to test the technology ...

ATA president: Trump gives trucking an opportunity to do ‘amazing things’

At the Omnitracs Outlook user conference on Feb. 27, Chris Spear, president of the American Trucking Associations, described President Trump as “pretty much a freelancer” with an agenda that is ...

TMC installs new officers, honors Silver Spark Plugs

Glen McDonald, who served this past year as vice chairman and chairman of meetings, replaces Dunbar Armored Vice President of Maintenance Doug White in the role.

Quality Companies, Gauge Technologies introduce ELD

Quality Companies and Gauge Technologies announced a partnership with their release of a new Electronic Logging Device (ELD).

‘There’s more freight coming your way’ in 2017, trucking economist contends

Carriers should, if current indicators hold true, prepare for better freight volume in 2017, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

January trailer orders soar over 2016

Trailer orders have totaled 234,000 units for the past 12 months.

FMCSA clarifies ELD mandate’s ‘grandfather’ clause and potential issues with non-compliant ELDs

FMCSA last week issued new guidance for carriers on the looming compliance date for the agency's ELD mandate, addressing the use of older devices and devices found to be non-compliant ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Hopes for a turnaround in the soft trucking environment remain as tonnage rose in January and line haul rates saw their best year-over-year numbers in 11 months.

DOT policies on Mexican carriers, cross-border trucking face challenges in Congress, courts

While Congress eyes tightening the criteria for Mexican carriers entering the U.S. as part of an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a federal court is slated to ...