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Connecticut eyes highway tolling option as budget squabbles continue

Connecticut legislators are continuing efforts to reach a budget compromise after previous proposals, including one that would have instituted tolling, failed to become law.

Preventable or not? Lowered dock door ruins driver’s day

John Doe didn’t notice an overhead door had been lowered partially before he began to exit the dock area and damaged both the door and his exhaust stack. Was this ...

Meet one-on-one with industry suppliers at CCJ Solutions Summit

Some suppliers that will be available for one-on-one meetings include Shell Lubricants, Freightliner, Cummins, Lytx, Minimizer and Hanksugi Japan Tires.

Band of C.R. England drivers vote to leave Teamsters affiliation

Chicago-based intermodal drivers for C.R. England (No. 20 in the CCJ Top 250) voted Sept. 20 to decertify Teamsters Local 705 as their bargaining representative. C.R. England says the union ...
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Preventable or not? Driver collides with quick-entering Mustang

A car blindly exited a high-fenced apartment complex only a few yards in front of John Doe’s tractor, leaving Doe with little time to avoid impact. Was this a preventable ...

Group sues DOT board alleging open meetings violations

A trade group representing small business trucking companies and brokers has filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. DOT’s Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board violated federal open meetings laws by not ...

Indicators: Trucking employment dips slightly in September, ‘Shippers Conditions’ favor carriers

Updates on two key trucking industry indicators.

XPO targets last-mile with interactive tool, expanded footprint

XPO, the country's fourth largest carrier, plans to add 85 new hubs to its last-mile network by the end of 2018. It also has developed a new consumer-facing program designed ...

Celadon under investigation by SEC, announces refinancing of debt

Celadon Group, one of the country’s largest trucking companies, has notified its shareholders that it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the body that governs publicly traded ...

Truck market ‘healthy and growing’ as orders swell

Seasonal adjustment boosts September’s order performance to its highest level in more than two years.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys major stake in Pilot Flying J, will become majority owner in 2023

The Haslam family will retain majority ownership with  a 50.1 percent stake in the company, and Jimmy Haslam will continue as CEO. PFJ President Ken Parent and the company’s management ...

North Carolina fleet boosts driver pay

Epes Transport System has raised its per-mile pay by 2 cents. Independent contractors have all been changed to percentage based pay and receive 66 percent on a load plus fuel ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How your fleet can strategize adding new technologies

Any technology assessment that ends in acceptance should transition its focus immediately from evaluation to implementation. Both fleets and technology providers alike say the cautious traits of research and investigation ...

Spot market rates soared to multi-year highs

Spot market rates in September leapt in September, according to Truckstop.com data provided to Overdrive. The gains are likely due to the impacts of catastrophic hurricanes that impacted Texas and ...