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PacLease introduces online driver training program

The program offers more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance.

CCJ Spring Symposium registration open; fleet exec conference to cover trucking regs, tech and more

The annual summit for fleet executives and fleet managers will feature sessions on preparing for the Safety Fitness Determination rule, spec’ing for fuel efficiency, technology, the electronic logging device mandate ...

Dates set for annual 72-hour Roadcheck inspection spree

During the inspection blitz, inspectors will primarily conduct full 37-step Level I inspections, which is the most thorough inspection. About 75,000 inspections will take place during the three-day period.

Study: Truck drivers with untreated sleep apnea pose much greater crash risk

Among those diagnosed with the ailment, 682 truckers fully met requirements and used company-provided CPAP machines. Of the remaining truckers with the condition, 571 drivers partially adhered to treatment, while ...

Next round of EPA compliance will be an exercise in creativity

The demands on engineers and designers in trucking have been rigorous for more than a decade, and creativity is now becoming as critical as a calculator.

Indicators: Tonnage sees major boom in February, ATA reports, reaching all-time high

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire trucking industry, as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly Truck Tonnage Index, jumped 7.2 percent in February, pushing the index to ...

Martin Transportation installs Lytx DriveCam driver monitoring system across all fleet trucks

Martin Transportation Director of Safety Jeffrey Wood said the company plans to use the systems as an "impartial witness" in crash fault claims.

ATRI seeking driver input on truck parking shortage

ATRI is recruiting drivers who will keep a 14-day “diary” of their truck parking issues. The diaries ask drivers to record daily stops that relate to fuel and food stops, ...

Price of diesel continues upward trend

Diesel prices remain below $2 now in just one region in the U.S. after a two-cent increase in the country's national average in the most recent week, ending March 21, ...

Steel co. wants FMCSA to allow its drivers 16 hours on-duty time

ArcelorMittal-Indiana Harbor is requesting exemptions from the 14-hour regulation, as well as some equipment regulations, for its trucks that operate only in and around the company's plant.

DOT says it will accept Mexican inspection standards for cross-border haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it now accepts Mexico’s criteria for annual inspection of trucks domiciled there after concluding its inspection standards were comparable to the ...

Cargo theft data from south of the border shows Mexican trucking industry hit hard by thieves

Cargo theft in the United States may be worrisome, with an average of more than two incidents per day nationally, according to FreightWatch International, but it's even worse in Mexico, ...

Speed limiter rule expected in April, DOT says

The Department of Transportation, in its monthly regulatory update, delayed the publication dates of two upcoming rulemakings, including a speed limiter mandate and a rule to establish a CDL Drug ...

Indicators: Spring brings freight blossom; Conditions for truck fleets stymied by January freight numbers

January freight, as previously reported, was subpar, causing market conditions for truck fleets to flounder. Here's the latest outlook for carrier conditions and a quick look at freight volume and ...