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CCJ Innovator of the Year: Customer service leads the way for Indianapolis-based Celadon

FMCSA denies brokers’ request for exemption of $75k surety bond requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request for exemption from the $75,000 minimum bond requirement now in place for freight-forwarders and brokers. The request, from the Association of Independent Property ...

Diesel down another 4 cents, hits five-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 4 cents in the week ended March 30 to $2.824, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The ...

DOT, White House submit new, longer Grow America highway funding bill, includes driver pay reform measures

Carriers fight Oregon court decision classifying owner-ops as employees

Trucking associations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a carrier appealing an Oregon decision that classified its owner-operators as employees. The American Trucking Associations and the Truck Renting and ...

FMCSA grants hours-of-service exemptions to Oregon loggers, DOE carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the ...

Scott Darling to continue to head FMCSA, drops ‘acting administrator’ title

T.F. Scott Darling, chief counsel for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will continue to run the agency following the end of his seven-month tenure as acting administrator, FMCSA said ...

DTNA bullish on 2015 truck market, says future regs should foster ‘free thinking’

During a press dinner at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America, shared his company’s optimism for ...

MATS recap: All of CCJ’s coverage of news and announcements from the Mid-America Trucking Show

TrailerTail will be industry standard soon, new owner Stemco says

Stemco’s recent acquisition of ATDynamics, which is known for its TrailerTail that streamlines air at the rear of box vans, has led to a major expansion of its sales force, ...

Shell Lubricants announces development of futuristic ‘hyper-fuel’ concept truck

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing ...

Eaton updates transmission range, announces Neutral Coast feature

Eaton announced the expansion of its Fuller Advantage Series transmissions with nine new variants available later this spring, including three direct-drive manual transmissions, two direct-drive automated transmissions and four automated ...

Mack introduces Mack Load Logic, new 6×2 configuration for on-highway Pinnacle

Mack Trucks has honed in on a very specific set of goals in the years ahead, and integration is its central focus. Mack offered an update on its latest products ...

Driver who saved cop from prisoner named Goodyear’s Highway Hero

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement official from an attack by a hostile prisoner, was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking ...

PeopleNet announces new OEM remote diagnostics partnerships

At the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., PeopleNet announced it has been selected as the telematics partner for Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ and Kenworth’s TruckTech+ remote vehicle diagnostics systems set ...