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Diesel price continues slide, falls another 4.2 cents

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking ...

Operation Safe Driver: Traffic enforcement goes into high gear this week

The annual Operation Safe Driver program of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in collaboration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and industry kicked off Sunday, Oct. 19, nationwide. The program, ...

TCA, Overdrive seeking nominations for year’s top owner-operator, company driver

The Truckload Carriers Association, in conjunction with CCJ sister sites Overdrive and Truckers News, is looking for the best company drivers and owner-operators in the land. In an annual joint effort ...

ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from this week’s top trucking news

Court rules against fleet, for owner-ops in classification and labor law case

Drayage carrier Green Fleet Systems has been ordered to reinstate two owner-operators after a court ruled last week it violated labor laws. The court also ordered it to cease the activities ...

Poll shows 80 percent of public support current HOS limits; questions ‘misleading,’ say truckers

Spot market remains strong as freight volume booms

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year ...

‘Truck driver’ named one of hardest U.S. jobs to fill by trade group

Put this in Category Obvious for anyone working at a fleet: Filling open truck driving jobs is difficult. Backing up that anecdotal evidence is this: A recent report from the American ...

Ebola and trucking: DOT issues waste-hauling guidance, gives special permit to carrier

In historic vote, FedEx Freight drivers vote to join Teamsters

FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa. have become the first U.S. FedEx drivers to join the Teamsters union, by a 26-18 vote on Oct. 14. FedEx’s less-than-truckload segment said it is ...

CCJ Fall Symposium to offer sessions on driver recruiting and retention, regulatory outlook, improving CSA scores

CCJ’s Fall Symposium is just a few weeks away, and the annual networking and educational opportunity for fleet owners and executives will include sessions on recruiting and retaining drivers, minimizing ...

Diesel price sees biggest week-to-week drop since April 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That’s ...

Preventable or not: Doe deals with snack attack

Soothed by Willie Nelson’s gravel-voiced rendition of his trucking classic “On The Road Again,” trucker John Doe proceeded down Route 99 toward his next delivery stop, at Perky’s Pancake House. ...

Cross-border trucking program comes to an end, Mexican carriers can continue operating

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's three-year cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico officially ended Oct. 14, and FMCSA said in a statement that the 13 carriers participating in the ...

October container traffic to set record despite port labor concerns, congestion

Even as labor issues remain unresolved, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge and set a new monthly record in ...