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With recent jump, diesel prices near 2016 high mark

The highest price of the year was $2.481 per gallon, set during the week ending Oct. 17. This week’s jump also ends a run of four consecutive weeks of falling ...

Indicators: Flatbed rates dip, reefer and van climb

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly showed positive movement in November, according to monthly transactional data from Truckstop.com. Rates for van and reefer gained several cents in the month, ...

Trucking employment continues upward momentum in November

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,100 jobs in November, according to the Department of Labor’s most recent report. The highlight of the month’s employment report, however, was the DOL’s upward ...

Video: Preventable or not — Foggy morning leads to rural highway crash

In the start of a new video series of preventable or not scenarios, test your knowledge on whether these weather-related accidents could have been prevented.

Trucking Alliance adds two more Top 250 carriers as members

The Trucking Alliance, a coalition of some of the largest carriers in the country, has added KLLM Transport Services (No. 33 in the CCJ Top 250) and Cargo Transporters (No. ...

SmartDrive extends always-on recording storage capability, enhances base video capture platform workflow

SmartDrive Systems announced new add-ons within its video and safety intelligence platform that target high priority areas for fleets.

One week remains to comment on DOT’s proposed speed limiter mandate

Carriers have until Dec. 7 to file comments on the DOT's proposed speed limiter mandate. Here's the link to do so.

Indicators: Soft freight demand, excess capacity continue to drag rates

Linehaul rates, though up month to month, continued a streak of eight months of year-over-year losses. Conditions for shippers, however, could signal a looming period of rate growth.

Overtime rule derailed in court; ATA glad to see rule halted

For trucking companies, the rule meant dispatchers, back-office workers and any other employees in a salaried position making less than $47,500 a year would have been entitled to overtime pay ...

Averitt offering new drivers $5,000 tuition assistance bonus

The bonus, payable at $150 per month after the driver completes orientation, is part of Averitt's overall benefits package.

Indicators: Tonnage, trucking conditions continued to slide in October and September

Freight and market conditions slipped in September and October, but both are expected to be near their bottom and climb in 2017.

DOT: Rules to establish drug/alcohol database, new driver training standards could be published this week

Rules to establish a drug and alcohol database for truckers and minimum driver training standards are set to be published this week, according to the DOT's latest regulatory update.

Speed limiter rule proposal comments due in two weeks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its sister agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, did not propose a specific speed in the proposal and instead seek feedback from ...