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CCJ Spring Symposium offers chance to connect with fleets from across U.S.

Registration for the May 16-18 event is open now, which will give fleet managers and executives the chance to network, enjoy leisure activities such as golf and hear from industry ...

DOT again concludes too little data exists to make determination on truck size/weight changes

“At the conclusion of the Technical Reports, the department believed that the current model and data limitations were so profound that the results could not accurately be extrapolated to confidently ...

Missouri asks FMCSA for another training exemption for military veteran drivers

The state is now requesting an exemption from the commercial learner’s permit knowledge test requirement for qualified veterans who participated in dedicated training in approved military programs.

ATRI: Traffic congestion cost trucking industry $49.6 billion in 2014

The analysis of the data by ATRI revealed the congestion cost an average of $26,625 per truck per 150,000 miles.

FMCSA seeking nominations/applicants for newly established household goods group

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its intention to establish a Household Goods Consumer Protection Working Group, as mandated by the December-passed FAST Act highway bill.
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Indicators: Tonnage settles in March, spot market sags

Tonnage dove in March, following February's all-time high, while spot market activity continues to sag.

FMCSA seeking fleet feedback for proposed carrier incentive program

FMCSA is asking for comments from industry stakeholders on the implementation of a “Beyond Compliance” program that would reward carriers for early safety tech adoption or other voluntary compliance initiatives ...

Split sleeper berth flexibility exemption extended four years for drivers for private carrier McKee Foods

FMCSA announced last March it had granted McKee a waiver to allow some of its drivers to use either 5/5, 4/6 or 3/7 splits to satisfy their federally required 10 ...

Panel looks at carrier responsibility regarding food safety

Bud Rodowick, manager of fleet performance at Thermo King, says rental and leasing companies should begin receiving unique specification requests from all reefer customers in the months leading up to ...

Fuel prices increase for eighth time in nine weeks

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.165 nationwide, a 3.7-cent increase over the previous week.

Prime suing state of New York over taxes paid

Prime, Inc. has sued the state of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo for nearly half a million dollars it paid in a two taxes that were ruled unconstitutional earlier ...

YRC introduces ‘Accelerated’ shipping

The new service fills a niche between YRC’s standard and time-critical premium service, making it a good option for customers with non-guaranteed shipments requiring speedier delivery.

Indicators: Capacity outstrips freight for seventh straight month

In March, the capacity index rose faster than the freight index for the seventh consecutive month and the 12th time in the past 14 months.

Minor changes to DOT physical form take effect April 20

Revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and the Medical Examiner’s Certificate Form are required for use beginning April 20.