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Diesel prices down across U.S.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 2.7 cents during the week to $2.443.

Nominations open for CCJ’s Flashiest Fleets contest

CCJ is currently accepting nominations for the contest, which is open to all fleets operating equipment ranging from small vans and pickup trucks to tractor-trailers.

Trucking contributed $6.3 million to campaigns this cycle, mostly to Republicans

Trucking donations heavily favored Republicans, who received 82 percent of the industry’s contributions -- $4.89 million. Democrats received $1.03 million from the trucking industry.

Video: Preventable or not — Trucker spurned by merge in downtown delivery

While trucker John Doe attempted to merge into downtown traffic, a four-wheeler zipped around him and Doe's rig clipped the car's rear fender. Could Doe have prevented this accident?

Major carriers pull trucks off the road in response to freight/rates, but most intend to maintain size, surveys show

Some of the country’s largest carriers -- Swift, Werner and Covenant -- announced in their October-released third quarter earnings reports that they have pulled hundreds of trucks off the road ...
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Mack, Volvo use Certified Uptime Centers to slash downtime

Mack Certified Uptime Centers were introduced in late 2015 while Volvo Trucks launched its Certified Uptime Center process earlier this year.

N.Y. clears law to protect carriers from damaged freight claims

New York has become the 45th state to void indemnity clauses holding trucking companies responsible for damaged goods, regardless of fault.

Next week’s CCJ Symposium focusing on business best practices, equipment spec’ing, regulations and more

Register for next week's CCJ Fall Symposium, which will cover a bevy of topics including driver recruiting and retention, ELDs and the mandate, regulations, equipment spec'ing and more.

Diesel prices holding near $2.50

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.34 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.384 per gallon.

Truckload pricing remained weak in October, reefer falls to multi-year low

Reefer rates skidded to their lowest point in nearly four years. Van and flatbed rates were unchanged from September, but were down a dime each from last October.

Speed limiters, aluminum wheels most common fuel saving devices for truck fleets, survey shows

The survey, which focused on fuel economy trends of heavy-duty truck fleets, also showed use of aluminum wheels, automated-manual transmissions and low-rolling resistance dual tires as the most commonly used ...

Trucking adds 3,000 jobs in October, adjusted Sept. report bolsters gains

September’s revision changes the trucking employment landscape for 2016, with October’s gain now marking four straight months of solid gains.

CCJ’s Fall Symposium takes place this month, topics span ELDs, driver recruiting, evolving equipment and more

Fleet managers can network and gain insights on driver recruiting and retention, regulations, equipment spec'ing, fuel efficiency, ELDs and more.