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FMCSA adjusts fines for violations based on inflation

Some fines are higher than previous years, and some are lower, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made the adjustments.

Fuel prices stay even during last week

Slight changes up and down in different regions resulted in no change to the nationwide average.

Driver shut down by DOT after deadly crash

In addition to traveling 25 mph over the speed limit, trucker Randall Weddle allegedly had been drinking at the time of the accident. Two were killed in the crash, in ...

CCJ survey reveals strategies to reduce early driver turnover

To reduce early driver turnover, fleets are using technology to manage job expectations and help adapt drivers to their culture.

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Used truck sales, prices continue free fall

The average price of used Class 8 trucks remained flat month-over-month, while average age climbed in May and mileage improved, dropping month-over-month, year-over-year, and year-to-date.

ELD lawsuit sees a wave of action as ATA, others file briefs in support of mandate

ATA says OOIDA’s fears of regulators and carriers using the devices to track drivers in real-time is an “illogical extreme.” Furthermore, the rule takes measures to prevent such a scenario, ...

Carrier owner sentenced for bait-and-switch tactics

On June 8, Louis Massaro of Scottsdale, Arizona and Pompano Beach, Florida, again pleaded guilty to money laundering, failure to return household goods and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in ...

Rand McNally launches dashcam line

The Rand McNally Dash Cam 100, 200 and 300 models are designed to assist with accident and safety documentation, as well as to capture photos and video from the road.

Cummins recalling nearly 5,500 engines due to ECM issues

The engine control module may short out and blow a fuse, causing the engine to stall without warning.

Trucking’s Top Rookie nomination period ends Friday

A check for $10,000 and a package of prizes awaits one skillful professional truck driver when Trucking’s Top Rookie is named in August.

Report suggests proprietary engines on the rise, diesel fuel will lose marketshare in next 5 years

ACT’s senior partner and general manager, Ken Vieth, forecasts captive engines will gain in market share into 2021, as in-house models increase and displacements are reduced.

Cracking the ‘pencil whip’: Developing and managing pre-trip inspections

The top violations during CSA roadside inspections are generally lights, tires and brakes, each of which can be spotted during a quality pre-trip inspection before they drag down CSA scores.

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in May, but rates dipped for third straight month

Truck tonnage, a measure of freight movement, climbed in May, according to ATA figures. Linehaul rates, meanwhile, fell in the month due to softer freight demand and excess capacity, per ...

Push renewed to ban trucks older than ’07 at NJ/NY ports

The Coalition for Healthy Ports and key Newark, N.J. politicians want the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to reinstate a plan to prohibit trucks with engines older ...