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New Jersey lawmakers pass 31-cent diesel tax hike, Christie expected to sign

The fuel tax increase includes a 23-cent increase to petroleum taxes across the board, and an additional four-cent increase for diesel fuel, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, through ...

Diesel prices jump to highest point in nearly a year

A considerable increase in the average price of diesel across the U.S. during the most recent week has diesel prices at their highest point in 11 months, according to the ...

Schneider announces plans to go public in 2017

The company announced Friday it is planning an initial public offering (IPO) next year, pending “satisfactory market conditions.”

Carrier shut down by FMCSA for driver qualification, hazmat violations after fatal crash

The investigation into Industrial Transit began after one of the company’s trucks hauling airbag components crashed in Maverick County, Texas, resulting in a fatality and extensive property damage.
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Recruiting and regulations to be focus of CCJ Fall Symposium business breakouts

When CCJ's Fall Symposium is held next month, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions focusing on coming trucking regulations, best practices in driver recruiting and retention ...

Indicators: Trucking employment stumbles in September

Following several years with steady employment growth in the industry, 2016’s seen mostly a downward trend, highlighted by five straight months of job losses between March and June. July and ...

Geotab ‘open telematics’ platform has momentum

A lot of recent activity in fleet management technology is revolving around a telematics platform from Geotab.

Speed limiter update: ATA says it doesn’t support mandate proposal, DOT touts emissions benefits

ATA says it still supports a rule to require speed limiters, but not the DOT’s proposed rule as published, the truck lobbyist says. Last month, ATA called the DOT's proposal ...

Proposed CSA changes open for comment, Q&A sessions begin next week

FMCSA is asking for industry and public comments on the proposed changes to Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores the agency announced earlier this year.

Feds OK Rhode Island’s controversial trucks-only toll plan

Federal officials have approved Rhode Island’s controversial plan to institute Class 8 truck-only tolls to fund road and bridge repair. The Rhode Island Trucking Association has fought the measure hard ...

Reefer rates dip in September, van and flatbed steady

Spot market rates for van and flatbed segments were mostly unchanged in September, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com, while reefer rates fell a dime from the month prior.

DOT, FMCSA aim for zero on-highway deaths within 30 years

The Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5 a new initiative targeting an ambitious highway safety goal by the year 2046: Zero fatalities from on-road crashes.

Jet Express’ Kevin Burch named ATA’s next chairman

Burch replaces Pat Thomas, senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, as ATA’s chairman. He has been the president of Jet Express since 1990 and a CDL-holder since ...

FMCSA offering preview of carriers’ CSA scores under proposed changes, seeks industry feedback

The key changes proposed to CSA and its Safety Measurement System percentile rankings (and now available for preview) include lowering intervention thresholds in some SMS categories/BASICs, raising the threshold in ...