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Broker group joins industry chorus calling for removal of CSA scores from public view

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has become the latest organization to call on the DOT to remove from public view the carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability trucking regulatory ...

Carriers want relief from fees caused by West Coast port gridlock

Seventy to 100 trucking companies are pursing arbitration over late fees incurred in West Coast ports during the recent labor dispute that resulted in gridlock. Intermodal Association of North America arbitrators ...

ATRI looking for carrier input for annual trucking costs report

The American Transportation Research Institute launched an online survey Thursday as part of its annual data collection to produce its 2014 Operational Costs of Trucking report. The survey is aimed at ...

Shippers press rail group to disclose truck size/weight lobbying activities

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity — a group of more than 200 shippers — has called on the railroad-funded Coalition Against Bigger Trucks to fully disclose its lobbying activities in ...

Speed limiter mandate, Safety Fitness Determination rule delayed, e-log mandate still slated for September

Two major federal regulatory changes looming for the trucking industry have been delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation. A final rule to mandate ...

House introduces highway bill that would increase fuel taxes, boost longer-term highway funding

The U.S. House this week introduced a bill that would tie the current flat rate fuel tax to inflation as a long-term highway funding measure and appropriate an immediate $12 ...

Maritime Commission looking at unreasonable port fees for carriers, approves West Coast agreement

The Federal Maritime Commission has released a report on detention and demurrage fees and is seeking documentation on such fees from its carriers and shippers nationwide. The FMC has also ...

DOD wants extension of HOS exemption for carriers moving weapons, other sensitive cargo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it has received a request from the Department of Defense (DOD) to renew its exemption from the 30-minute break requirement of the ...

Trucking Moves America Forward: Long-term highway funding critical for trucking industry, U.S. freight movement

The trucking image campaign group Trucking Moves America Forward this week launched an advertising and lobbying campaign aimed at pressing Congress to pass a long-term highway funding bill, calling it ...

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz scheduled for June 2-4

HireRight parent company files for bankruptcy, some drivers being notified

The company that owns HireRight, which conducts driver background checks for carriers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and truck operators who had been screened by HireRight may be receiving ...

Longtime CCJ editor Jim Winsor dies at 82

James D. Winsor, who headed multiple trucking industry trade publications over a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday, April 7. He was 82 years old. Winsor worked in the trucking ...

CCJ Innovator of the Year: Customer service leads the way for Indianapolis-based Celadon

In many respects, Celadon’s office performs the same functions as all other transportation companies, just on the major carrier’s larger scale. The company’s East Indianapolis campus has the familiar trappings ...

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

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

CCJ Indicators: Freight and rates surge, trucking conditions ‘modestly positive’

Trucking-specific economic indicators from the most recent week show trucking conditions to be ‘modestly positive,’ FTR says, while freight volume and raters on the spot market both saw upswings in ...