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Cummins introduces new suite of OTA engine connectivity options for ’17 engine lineup

Cummins on Friday, July 22, in addition to unveiling its 2017 engine lineup, introduced a new package of engine connectivity options that give fleets the ability to update their trucks’ ...

SoCal carrier, drivers propose $5M settlement

The non-profit organizations say the company, QTS, Inc., and related entities such as LACA Express and Win Win Logistics, misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The companies then filed for bankruptcy ...

Two hours exemptions extended to five years

FMCSA extended hours exemptions for the Department of Energy and WestRock to five years from the date the exemptions were granted.

Inspection regulations see minor changes

FMCSA amended its several provisions in its FMCSRs mainly for clarification purposes, and in doing so, removed the ability for carriers to use roadside inspections as their annual inspections, among ...

FMCSA extends some regulatory waivers, makes some hours exemptions permanent

FMCSA, in compliance with the FAST Act of 2015, has made permanent some hours of service exemptions and instituted several other regulatory changes.
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Volvo confirms 300 layoffs coming to Va. truck plant amid poor truck orders

Volvo this week said it will be cutting about 300 workers at its North River Valley truck plant in Dublin, Va., due to the past year's downturn in Class 8 ...

DOT delays online carrier registration system implementation until January

Kelly Regal, FMCSA associate administrator of research and information technology, said the agency is updating its IT systems and migrating existing data to new servers, which is causing the delay ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage dips in June, linehaul rates continue to tumble

Tonnage has fallen three out of the last four months after hitting an all-time high in February. Since, tonnage has fallen 4.7 percent. Truckload linehaul rates also fell in June, ...

Shell unveils next-gen Rotella oil, expected to boost fuel economy

Shell Lubricants announced Tuesday the next generation of its Rotella heavy-duty diesel engine oils -- the CK-4 Rotella product line and the low-viscosity FA-4 Rotella products. The new lubricants, part ...

Diesel prices dip for third consecutive week

The slight drop in price brings the U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.402.

DOT still projects CDL clearinghouse, speed limiter rules for summer publication

Rules to implement a CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and to mandate speed limiters on Class 8 trucks are still set to be published this summer, according to the latest ...

Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ at worst point in 5 years, diesel prices expected to climb in ‘17

Market conditions for trucking companies have hit a multi-year low due to cheap rates and excess capacity.

OSHA fines increasing by 78 percent for inflation adjustment

The increase in fines stems from a Congressional directive passed in November 2015 that requires agencies to publish “catch-up” rules to make up for inflation. The increase for OSHA’s penalties ...

FMCSA floats proposal to up CSA crash threshold to three crashes

In addition to the two-year program intended to test the feasibility of removing certain non-preventable crashes from carriers’ CSA scores, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced ...