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U.S. diesel price hits lowest point since Oct. 2009

With a 5.9-cent drop this week, diesel prices have dropped to the lowest point since October 2009, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The U.S.’ average price for a ...

EPA, DOT to hold public hearings on next round of emissions, fuel economy regs

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation have announced they will hold two public hearings on the upcoming so-called Phase 2 of federal emissions and fuel economy standards ...

CCJ Innovators: Schneider fights back against cargo theft with holistic, layered approach

CCJ Innovators profiles carriers and fleets that have found innovative ways to overcome trucking’s challenges. If you know a carrier that has displayed innovation, contact Jeff Crissey at jcrissey@ccjmagazine.com or 800-633-5953. Today’s ...

Senate squabble jeopardizes major highway bill that would remove CSA scores; vote could still come this week

Volvo asks FMCSA to allow sensor to be placed outside allowed space on windshield

Volvo Trucks has requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow the placement of rain and ambient light detection sensors on Volvo’s trucks lower in the ...

ATA seeking carriers’ input on industry’s safety investments

The American Trucking Associations is seeking input from motor carriers about investments into safety made by the trucking industry. The 2015 Safety Expenditure Study is open to all for-hire and private ...

CCJ giving away trucker-themed rifle: Here’s how to win

CCJ is giving away an American Trucker Tribute Golden Boy Rifle, made by Henry Repeating Arms, in a contest that ends August 31. To enter the contest, visit CCJdigital.com/gungiveaway. “The Henry American Trucker ...

CCJ Indicators: Where van’s hot, why carriers can expect rate increases

New hot states for van: As you can see in the map above from DAT Solutions, van freight on the spot market last week shifted to the states in the ...

Feds say better oversight needed of state CDL testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration needs to clarify and improve its oversight of state CDL testing, according to a new federal report. After hearing from concerned stakeholders, Congress asked the ...

Conservative group offers ‘trucker-friendly’ toll plan, ATA says plan anti-truck

A new study by a libertarian think tank/foundation advances the idea of what it calls “truck-friendly tolls” to pay for repairing and expanding the nation’s aging interstate highway system, but ...

ATRI: I-10 bridge collapse costs trucking $2.5M a day, $75M a month

The collapse of the I-10 Tex Wash bridge in California has not only delayed truckers heading East on the route, but it is also costing the trucking industry big bucks ...

Unannounced brake check day puts 14 percent of inspected trucks out of service

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance checked brakes on 6,337 commercial motor vehicles during its annual unannounced brake check day May 6, the enforcement group announced this week, resulting in a ...

Fleet ordered to pay $20k to driver who refused to drive

A trucking company has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay $20,000 in punitive damages to a driver after suspending the driver for ...

LA port truckers enter ‘indefinite strike,’ demand to be classified as employees

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike” to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors. They began picketing at 6 a.m. ...

Senate moves closer to highway bill passage, House still shaking head

The Senate voted 62-36 late Wednesday (July 22) on a procedural motion that will allow Congress’ upper chamber to bring to a vote the six-year DRIVE Act highway bill that, ...