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Master Fleet launches forum dedicated to fleet maintenance

When it comes to fleet maintenance, it can help to get different perspectives on an issue before deciding how to handle it. Because of this, Master Fleet launched The Huddle earlier ...

Comment period for proposed diabetes rule change closes Monday

The comment period for FMCSA’s proposed rule to change how diabetes is handled relative to drivers’ medical certification ends Monday, July 6. The proposed rule would allow drivers with diabetes, instead of obtaining ...

Trucking industry hits record employment mark, gains 7,400 jobs in June

Bulldog Hiway Express merges with Daseke family of carriers

Daseke Inc. has announced Bulldog Hiway Express is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers. Based in Charleston, S.C., Bulldog Hiway Express was founded in 1959 and ...

Rule to mandate e-logs takes a step forward

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the ...

Independent review team tells FMCSA it needs to revamp CSA program

The large, complex carrier measurement and ranking system that makes up the DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is out of sync with real-word crash risk and needs to be realigned ...

CCJ Indicators: Truck tonnage climbs, shippers conditions wane

Reports released in the recent week show positive tonnage growth in May and a predicted tightening of capacity due to tightening regulations: Truck tonnage up in May: Truck tonnage as measured ...

Another July 4th cargo theft warning issued

Holiday weekends are notorious for showing increased cargo theft risks for transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers. Cargo theft firm FreightWatch International this week issued a cargo theft warning to carriers for the ...

Sources indicate GM, Navistar nearing partnership

General Motors exited its 2009 bankruptcy without a medium duty commercial truck segment and was greeted by a country stifled by recession, but all indications are the Detroit behemoth is set ...

FMCSA denies several requests for hours exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday it has denied several requests by carriers or drivers seeking exemptions to certain hours-of-service regulations. One application, from carrier B.R. Kreider & Son, ...

Certain fireworks haulers get hours-of-service exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday it has granted an hours-of-service exemption to fireworks haulers who drive for any of the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics ...

Diesel continues downward trend, drops 1.6 cents

For the fifth consecutive week, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel has dropped, falling 1.6 cents in the week ending June 29, according to the Department of ...

Sysco terminates merger agreement with U.S. Foods

Sysco Corporation has announced it has terminated its merger agreement with U.S. Foods after a U.S. District Court temporarily blocked the merger last week. The termination of the merger also ends ...

FMCSA wants to change CSA intervention thresholds, make hazmat category public

Video: CCJ takes the Freightliner SuperTruck for a test drive

In May, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts had the chance to take Freightliner's $80 million SuperTruck concept vehicle for a test drive outside of Las Vegas, Nev. Click here to ...