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FMCSA orders Mass. trucking company to shut down

The shutdown order was issued because of the company's “continual and blatant disregard” for safety regulations, FMCSA said.

Diesel price increases for 10th consecutive week

The price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.431, a 2.4-cent increase over last week’s price.

KLLM installs internal lock system on trailers to combat cargo theft

The company announced it is installing Power In-Lock internal locking systems on its fleet of trailers. The locks are remote-controlled, deadbolt-style locks.

Is your aftermarket business partner worthy of the Distributor of the Year?

More than three weeks remain for all commercial fleets and vehicle owners to nominate their best industry partners for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. TPS ...

Carrier ordered to pay driver $276k in wrongful firing case

The Department of Labor has ordered a Cherry Hill, N.J.-based trucking company to pay one of its former drivers $276,000 in back wages and damages after the carrier fired the ...

Preventable or not: Trucker’s trip ruined by railroad track drama

John Doe was being tailgated and tried to accelerate through a railroad grade crossing, but a descending signal arm mangled one of his mirrors. Was this a preventable accident?

Daimler set to layoff 1,200 workers due to sluggish truck orders

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will cut roughly 1,240 workers this month due to 2016's slowdown in Class 8 truck orders and forecasts for orders to continue to ...

Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ soften on heels of weak freight, high inventories still a concern

Slow freight growth -- due in part to high inventories -- continue to worry trucking's top forecasters.

Final version of next phase of truck emissions, fuel economy regulations advances

The agencies introduced the proposed rule last June that will begin taking effect for model year 2018 trailers and 2021 for tractors. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire ...

All N.Y. chiropractors removed from FMCSA’s registry of certified driver medical examiners

Chiropractors in the state of New York have been removed from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and are no longer certified to conduct truck driver physicals as of ...

U.S. diesel price continues upward momentum, climbs another 2.5 cents

Diesel prices climbed back above $2.40 a gallon during the week ending June 6, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Survey underscores aging driver problem, sheds light on job’s challenges

The survey results underscore the aging driver workforce dilemma. It is a problem today, but it soon will be the biggest crisis in the trucking industry as the demand for ...

FMCSA now requires seat belts for truck passengers

The agency will publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 7 and said the rule “holds motor carriers and drivers responsible” for making sure passengers in ...

Annual Roadcheck inspection spree begins Tuesday

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz starts Tuesday, June 7 across North America.