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2017 Best Fleets to Drive For announced by TCA

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having "exemplary work environments" for their truck drivers and other employees.

Video: Preventable or not — Trucker hits illegally parked car

Trucker John Doe hit a car parked illegally. Could he have prevented the accident? Watch this video to find out.
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Judge adds $5.8M to Walmart’s $55M settlement with drivers but denies $80M add-on

A California federal judge declined to deliver $80.3 million in penalties to a certified class of Walmart truckers but agreed to add $5.8 million in restitution the nearly $55 million ...

DOT to add common opioids to driver drug testing panel

To bring its drug testing protocol up to date with new Health and Human Services guidelines, the DOT has proposed adding hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone and hydromorphone to its drug testing ...

California bill would add to FMCSA’s new driver training standards rule

California is considering a measure that would require 30 hours of driving for a Class A CDL -- adding to standards set by FMCSA in December.

Unions asks FMCSA to extend comment period for hair testing request from large carriers

The Transportation Trades Department, part of AFL-CIO, wants a 60-day extension of the comment period on the carriers' petition for a waiver to drug test their drivers via hair sample.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Fleets offer tips on implementing camera systems

Despite the benefits that onboard video event recorders provide, most drivers still view them as yet another invasion of privacy inside the cab. But fleet executives that champion the systems ...

Rule setting driver training standards, registry could be hit by Trump’s regulatory order

Trump’s memo, distributed to staffers Jan. 20, orders executive agencies to “temporarily postpone” the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register but not yet effective. FMCSA's December-published entry-level ...

Indicators: Tonnage dipped in December, but signs point to growth

For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5 percent from 2015, ATA notes. Despite December's drop, the future looks promising for freight volume, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says.

CCJ’s Tech Toolbox: Making the case for advanced driver assist systems

ADA systems rely on a combination of radar- and camera-based components to intercede on the driver’s behalf to eliminate or greatly decrease a collision’s severity. Employing ADAS in a fleet ...