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ATA asserts 34-hour ‘restart rollback’ made permanent; FMCSA waiting on report

ATA says the recent 2017 government funding bill that secured the 34-hour restart’s future effectively permanently removes the requirement that truckers include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods in ...

C.R. England ordered to pay drivers $2.35M in another California labor law case

The case is another setback for carriers attempting to navigate California’s strict labor laws. Several major carriers have been hit with settlement orders in similar cases, in which drivers have ...

New food standards rule compliance resource available for food-hauling carriers

The UFSTP, managed by carrier compliance firm TransComply, will allow carriers to subscribe online for $100 a year after meeting the protocol's minimum standards. Carriers will then be listed on ...

What’s your 20? Trip planning apps help fleets, drivers stay on schedule

The trucking industry is benefitting from apps that assist drivers with trip planning while providing fleets with real-time visibility.
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Volvo to lay off 500 from truck plant

“The industry is continuing to manage through a period of excess inventory and reduced demand, and we’ve seen that softening particularly in the long-haul segment, which is core for Volvo,” ...
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Sense and respond: fleets using tech to detect and automate driver training needs

Technology is helping fleets train drivers automatically to reduce risk and enhance performance.

Rush: Expect poor Class 8 numbers in 2017

Rush Enterprises CEO and President Rusty Rush sees a bleak coming year for the Class 8 truck market, but he believes other segments of the industry should remain steady.

FMCSA again delays Unified Registration System implementation for existing carriers

The cause of the delay, the agency says, stems from FMCSA needing more time to move registration data from its old platforms to the new central database and to further ...

Carriers must continue to randomly drug test 25 percent of drivers in 2017

FMCSA requires trucking and bus companies to conduct random drug and alcohol tests at the nationally prescribed percentage.

Online driver application service allows removal of criminal history questions

MyCDLapp.com says the update is in response to the "Ban the Box" campaign to remove the questions on job applications that ask about criminal history.

Indicators: ‘Trucking conditions’ sag for carriers, but growth is near, analyst says

“Despite the pullback in the October TCI there is sufficient evidence in the marketplace to indicate a turnaround is in the works for truckers,” says FTR COO Jonathan Starks.

Diesel prices hit highest point in over a year

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.493, the highest price since fuel was $2.502 per gallon during the week ending Nov. 9, 2015.

U.S. Xpress latest to join Trucking Alliance

U.S. Xpress (No. 14 in the CCJ Top 250) has accepted an invitation to join the Trucking Alliance, fully known as the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, ...