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Diesel prices continue steady downward trend

The U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.382. Two regions saw slight upticks in price, while all other regions dropped during the week.

Trucking entities mostly support under-21 military driver pilot program, safety orgs oppose

With the public comment period for FMCSA's pilot program for under-21 truckers closed, here's a look at where major trucking organizations -- and safety groups -- stand on the program. ...

Truck-less freight system prototype introduced by Texas A&M

University officials and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott introduced the Freight Shuttle System, an electric, elevated railway network that transports loaded trailers without the tractors from one distribution point to another.

Bankruptcy by major maritime carrier Hanjin creates tangled mess for trucking; feds investigating price gouging

Trucking and other industries are attempting to untangle the chaotic chain reaction created when South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy Aug. 31.
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Indiana steel company gets hours, equipment exemptions for on-site coil transport

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor received the exemptions from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after it requested them in March. The company’s internal logistics drivers can now operate up to 16 ...

Bill to cut excise tax on natural gas trucks introduced in House, Senate

A bill has been introduced in both chambers of Congress that is intended to make the prospect of buying alternative fuel trucks more attractive for fleets.

Highlights from Hannover: Takeaways from major IAA trucking show

Global truck and bus manufacturers and industry suppliers showcased a wide range of innovations at IAA 2016, the world’s largest trucking trade show held biennially in Hannover, Germany. New product ...

CRST Expedited lands exemption to let pre-CDL holders drive team

FMCSA will allow a commercial learner's permit holder with documentation that he or she passed the CDL skills test to drive a truck for CRST as part of a team ...

Wholesale used model year 2011 trucks slide below $30k

Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T660, and Volvo VNL64T 730/780 retailed in a range between $61,000 and $63,500 in August.

FMCSA amends regulations to allow safety tech to be mounted on windshields

The new regulations add an amendment to allow certain devices, including, but not limited to video event recorders, lane departure warning systems, collision mitigation or warning systems, transponders and sensors ...

FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos repeats as SuperTech champ

Eric Vos of FedEx Freight was the repeat winner this year, taking home top honors Wednesday from TMC’s fall meeting in Raleigh, N.C.

Temporary hours of service exemptions issued for fuel haulers in five states

In light of a severe pipeline leak this month, five states have suspended hours of service regulations for fuel transporters.