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House introduces bill to remove CSA scores from public view, require shippers to vet carriers

Five Republicans in the U.S. House have introduced a bill that would remove from public view carrier rankings in the DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program until FMCSA implements its long-awaited ...

‘Negotiated rulemaking’ for entry-level driver training standards begins

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a ...

FreightWatch: Cargo backlog at West Coast ports presents heightened cargo theft dangers

Cargo theft prevention firm FreightWatch International issued this week a warning to carriers and drivers moving the surge of cargo at ports on the West Coast following the recent labor ...

Registration for CCJ’s Spring Symposium opens; seminar for fleet execs to include sessions on regs, driver recruiting and more

Registration for CCJ’s annual Spring Symposium is now open. The annual summit for fleet executives and fleet managers will take place May 18-20 at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort outside of ...

Feb. 26 is carriers’ last chance to comment on FMCSA’s potential insurance increase rule

J.B. Hunt, FedEx get win in driver classification cases in Massachusetts

A federal judge in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ruled in favor of major carriers J.B. Hunt (No. 7 in the CCJ Top 250) and FedEx (No. 2) earlier ...

Regulators trying to block merger of two major private fleets over trust concerns

State attorney generals have joined the Federal Trade Commission’s effort to block a merger between Sysco Corp. and U.S. Foods Inc. they say would violate antitrust laws. An FTC administrative law ...

CCJ Indicators: ATA reports tonnage increase for January, trailer orders lose steam

The latest economic indicators for the trucking industry point to more freight and a dip in trailer orders following a hot fourth quarter: Tonnage climbs: The American Trucking Associations’ monthly For-Hire ...

Keystone XL pipeline construction vetoed by Pres. Obama, override unlikely

President Obama informed the Senate today (Feb. 24) that he has vetoed a bill passed this month that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The bill now goes back ...

TCA pushes trucking industry to hire 50,000 military vets in coming years

The Truckload Carriers Association announced this week it has committed the trucking industry to hiring 50,000 veterans in the next four years. The program, dubbed the Operation Heroes to Highways, is ...

Trucking Alliance’s 2015 agenda includes push for quicker action on e-logs, insurance increase rule, retaining public CSA scores and more

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, colloquially known as the Trucking Alliance, laid out this week its 2015 priorities for regulators and lawmakers, saying it plans to push for ...

Teamsters news: 6,000 UPS workers approve new contract, court approves end gov’t oversight

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week made two big announcements: (1) Its recent deal with regulators to end the quarter-century of oversight of its finances and operations has been ...

Diesel price climbs 3.5 cents in third straight weekly increase

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 3.5 cents in the most recent week, hitting an. at-pump average of $2.90, according to the Department of Energy’s ...

Walmart driver in Tracy Morgan case files appeal to halt proceedings

The truck operator at the center of Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart and its private fleet has filed an appeal against a judge’s recent ruling that allowed the case to ...

CCJ Indicators: Diesel prices and capacity could hurt conditions for carriers

In a slightly abbreviated version of CCJ Indicators, here are two key reports from the most recent week: Trucking Conditions soar, outlook uncertain: Playing off of the strength of spot market ...