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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.

Proposed CSA changes open for comment, Q&A sessions begin next week

FMCSA is asking for industry and public comments on the proposed changes to Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores the agency announced earlier this year.

Feds OK Rhode Island’s controversial trucks-only toll plan

Federal officials have approved Rhode Island’s controversial plan to institute Class 8 truck-only tolls to fund road and bridge repair. The Rhode Island Trucking Association has fought the measure hard ...

Reefer rates dip in September, van and flatbed steady

Spot market rates for van and flatbed segments were mostly unchanged in September, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com, while reefer rates fell a dime from the month prior.

DOT, FMCSA aim for zero on-highway deaths within 30 years

The Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5 a new initiative targeting an ambitious highway safety goal by the year 2046: Zero fatalities from on-road crashes.

Jet Express’ Kevin Burch named ATA’s next chairman

Burch replaces Pat Thomas, senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, as ATA’s chairman. He has been the president of Jet Express since 1990 and a CDL-holder since ...

FMCSA offering preview of carriers’ CSA scores under proposed changes, seeks industry feedback

The key changes proposed to CSA and its Safety Measurement System percentile rankings (and now available for preview) include lowering intervention thresholds in some SMS categories/BASICs, raising the threshold in ...

Spear keynote hints at winds of change at ATA

Trucking remains the backbone of the nation's freight system, but threats exist that could hinder the industry's growth and productivity. "Don't mess with trucking," said Chris Spear, president and CEO ...

Diesel prices tick upward in most recent week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose by seven-tenths of a cent, regaining the decrease from the previous week.

New York to pay trucking companies $44.4 million in tax refunds

The state’s Supreme Court agreed with OOIDA’s challenge that the registration and decal taxes in the state were unconstitutional and discriminatory against out-of-state truckers who drive mostly in other states.

Survey: Speed limiter usage widespread among fleets, ELD adoption flat despite mandate

More than 85 percent of fleet respondents in a recent survey equip their fleet’s trucks with speed limiters, according to a survey performed this year by the American Transportation Research ...

Video: Preventable or Not — Trucker backs trailer into pot hole

Truck operator John Doe was backing his truck toward a dock when his trailer fell into a rain-filled pot hole, damaging his trailers cross-members. Could Doe have prevented this accident?

Lytx unveils new ‘always-on’ video platform for trucking fleets

The new video telematics platform works side by side with the DriveCam platform, Lytx says, and are designed to offer complementary features, such as using DriveCam's exception-based video to help ...