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Upcoming CARB compliance: Carriers must buy retrofit filter for 2007 reefer units by Oct. 31

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states ...

Cargo thieves honing in on high-value loads, says latest cargo theft update

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell, according to ...

Shell seeing fuel economy benefits in testing of PC-11 engine oil

At some point in 2016 or 2017, diesel engine oil proposed category 11 (PC-11) will debut in North America. While an introductory date is still up in the air, the makeup ...

MCSAC: Data quality on Mexican carriers is suspect, carriers now allowed to operate in U.S.

TCA, Overdrive seeking nominations for year’s top owner-operator, company driver

The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with CCJ sister sites Overdrive and Truckers News, is looking for the best company drivers and owner-operators in the land. In an annual joint effort ...

FMCSA advisory committee on insurance rule: Consider smaller carriers, no number set

Diesel hits lowest average since early 2011

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635, according ...

Con-way Freight 2, Teamsters 1 in SoCal terminal organization votes; next up?

Con-way Freight (CCJ Top 250, No. 5) has improved its batting average to .500 after going to 2-for-3 against a Teamsters effort to organize workers last week in Southern California, ...

FMCSA committees: More documentation needed of driver pain medication use

Two advisory committees to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have recommended that the agency require that primary care or other treating physicians of drivers fill out a questionnaire when ...

Sales of Mercedes’ Sprinter growing, along with marketshare

Commercial vans are among the fastest growing automotive segments in the U.S., and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is among the leaders of the charge. Rob Moran, Sprinter's Director of Corporate Communications, said ...

Celadon buys Pa.-based A&S Kinard, adds 500 trucks, warehouses in Northeast

Celadon Group Inc. (CCJ Top 250, No. 39) has acquired New Freedom, Pa.-based A&S Services Group LLC (CCJ Top 250, No. 197) and its 500-truck fleet, the companies reported Monday. A&S is a regional for-hire ...

FMCSA to study split-sleeper berth options, agency rep says

CCJ Photo Gallery: Trucks old and new with Peterbilt in Denton, Texas

Federal Reserve: Trucking’s capacity constraint a concern, industry costs rising

A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank found trucking and rail capacity constraints in several U.S. regions and modest to moderate economic growth nationwide. U.S. transportation services enjoyed growth as ...

Driver medication use, carrier insurance hike, cross-border trucking on FMCSA committee agendas this week

Two Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committees meet today, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, to discuss drivers’ use of Schedule II drugs (like painkillers and amphetamines), the agency’s work ...