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Diesel prices dip for third consecutive week

The slight drop in price brings the U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.402.

DOT still projects CDL clearinghouse, speed limiter rules for summer publication

Rules to implement a CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and to mandate speed limiters on Class 8 trucks are still set to be published this summer, according to the latest ...

Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ at worst point in 5 years, diesel prices expected to climb in ‘17

Market conditions for trucking companies have hit a multi-year low due to cheap rates and excess capacity.

OSHA fines increasing by 78 percent for inflation adjustment

The increase in fines stems from a Congressional directive passed in November 2015 that requires agencies to publish “catch-up” rules to make up for inflation. The increase for OSHA’s penalties ...
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FMCSA floats proposal to up CSA crash threshold to three crashes

In addition to the two-year program intended to test the feasibility of removing certain non-preventable crashes from carriers’ CSA scores, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week also announced ...

Indicators: Shippers intitiating ‘rate carnage,’ small carriers being driven out of business

Shippers "continue to pound rates," investment firm Stifel notes, leading to small carriers going under and larger carriers cutting capacity in order to protect equipment utilization. No carrier's safe from ...

Comment period opens for FMCSA plan to allow carriers to contest crashes in CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published July 12 in the U.S. Federal Register the preliminary details of its plan for a two-year program that will allow carriers to potentially ...

U.S. diesel prices see small dip in most recent week

A decrease of nine-tenths of a cent brings the U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.414. The drop in price is the second in a row ...

Vermont legislature passes bill to increase truck fines on Smugglers’ Notch

The scenic section of highway connects two ski resorts and goes over the top of a mountain. At the top of the mountain, there is a boulder field with an ...

Indicators: For-hire trucking employment dips for fifth straight month

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by a whopping 6,300 jobs in the month of June, according to preliminary figures reported July 8 by the Department of Labor’s monthly ...

Spot market rates in all three major TL segments jumped in June

Van and reefer rates gained more than a dime each in June from May. But rates in all three segments, despite recent upticks, remain much lower than in 2014 and ...