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FMCSA again delays Unified Registration System implementation for existing carriers

The cause of the delay, the agency says, stems from FMCSA needing more time to move registration data from its old platforms to the new central database and to further ...

Carriers must continue to randomly drug test 25 percent of drivers in 2017

FMCSA requires trucking and bus companies to conduct random drug and alcohol tests at the nationally prescribed percentage.

Online driver application service allows removal of criminal history questions

MyCDLapp.com says the update is in response to the "Ban the Box" campaign to remove the questions on job applications that ask about criminal history.

Indicators: ‘Trucking conditions’ sag for carriers, but growth is near, analyst says

“Despite the pullback in the October TCI there is sufficient evidence in the marketplace to indicate a turnaround is in the works for truckers,” says FTR COO Jonathan Starks.

Diesel prices hit highest point in over a year

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.493, the highest price since fuel was $2.502 per gallon during the week ending Nov. 9, 2015.

U.S. Xpress latest to join Trucking Alliance

U.S. Xpress (No. 14 in the CCJ Top 250) has accepted an invitation to join the Trucking Alliance, fully known as the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, ...

Indicators: Driver turnover rates continue to fall, e-commerce spurs freight

Sluggish freight in the third quarter depressed driver turnover rates. E-commerce freight the last five weeks, however, has driven climbing rates inbound to major distribution hubs like Denver and Allentown, ...

Top 250 fleet acquired by equity firm

Watkins is a family-owned refrigerated carrier founded in the mid-1930s that operates primarily in the Southeast. The company operates more than 200 tractors and 400 reefer trailers.

Carrier consensus on speed limiter mandate: 65 mph and retroactive; truckers remain ‘vehemently’ opposed

60 mph? 65? Though the majority of commenters who filed formal feedback with the U.S. DOT on its proposal to mandate speed governors in the trucking industry adamantly oppose such ...

EEOC files lawsuit against major fleet for alleged illegal denial of employment

Stevens Transport allegedly told Bill Brown he could not be hired “per company policy” because of the medication he takes to control his bipolar disorder.

Video: 360-view of the new electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor

A 360-degree look at the new Nikola One, a hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 tractor that touts 1,000-hp and zero tailpipe emissions.

Emergency breakdown services offer convenience, uptime boost

Among the benefits of using a breakdown service vendor – aside from not being stranded roadside – is they act like somewhat of an Angie’s List for truckers, allowing the ...