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Reliance on autonomous systems the cause of fatal Tesla crash with tractor-trailer

A report issued this month by the Department of Transportation regarding the high-profile 2016 crash involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor-trailer reached the conclusion -- again -- that ...

Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

Reefer, flatbed rates jog upward in January, van stumbles

Reefer rates surged in January from December, while flatbed rates added 2 cents. Van, meanwhile, fell for the first time since August.
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2017 Best Fleets to Drive For announced by TCA

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having "exemplary work environments" for their truck drivers and other employees.

Video: Preventable or not — Trucker hits illegally parked car

Trucker John Doe hit a car parked illegally. Could he have prevented the accident? Watch this video to find out.

Judge adds $5.8M to Walmart’s $55M settlement with drivers but denies $80M add-on

A California federal judge declined to deliver $80.3 million in penalties to a certified class of Walmart truckers but agreed to add $5.8 million in restitution the nearly $55 million ...

DOT to add common opioids to driver drug testing panel

To bring its drug testing protocol up to date with new Health and Human Services guidelines, the DOT has proposed adding hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone and hydromorphone to its drug testing ...

California bill would add to FMCSA’s new driver training standards rule

California is considering a measure that would require 30 hours of driving for a Class A CDL -- adding to standards set by FMCSA in December.

Unions asks FMCSA to extend comment period for hair testing request from large carriers

The Transportation Trades Department, part of AFL-CIO, wants a 60-day extension of the comment period on the carriers' petition for a waiver to drug test their drivers via hair sample.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Fleets offer tips on implementing camera systems

Despite the benefits that onboard video event recorders provide, most drivers still view them as yet another invasion of privacy inside the cab. But fleet executives that champion the systems ...