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Crime report: CDL schemes abound

Updates on court activity in three cases related to fraudulent CDL testing schemes.

Two killed in workplace shooting at Knight Transportation’s Katy, Texas terminal

The station reports a disgruntled employee entered the building with a shotgun and killed a co-worker and injured another before shooting and killing himself.

Sagging truck orders ‘will probably get worse before it gets better’

Class 8 orders have annualized to only 190,000 units over the past three months, and activity is expected to remain soft during a traditionally slow summer order season.

U.S. overtaking Europe as emissions tech leaders

Scott Perry, vice-president of supply management and global fuel products at Ryder System, called the EPA’s Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium and Heavy-Duty ...

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What’s the future hold for the owner-operator? Report explores the subject in-depth

CCJ sister site Overdrive published in March and April a two-month, multi-part series on what the future may hold for the U.S. owner-operator, the one-truck business model and the future ...

Rand McNally releases 36th edition of Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

The atlas is available in paperback; a spiral-bound, laminated “Deluxe” version; and a “Large Scale” edition with larger maps.

Preventable or not: Trucker’s wide left doesn’t go right

Trucker John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this a preventable accident?

Fuel prices jump 6.8 cents to highest point since December

Diesel prices jumped 6.8 cents during the week ending May 2, the largest week-to-week increase since mid-March, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Calif. trucking company owners face fraud charges for drivers working under the table

A California trucking company’s owners were held on $950,000 bail each for an alleged scheme to avoid higher insurance premiums and taxes by paying drivers cash and providing inaccurate employee ...

Indicators: Rates reverse course in April, freight expected to soften in 2016

For the first time in a year, spot market rates in all three major truckload segments rose. Meanwhile, conditions for shippers improved -- but a softening freight environment may loom.

Trucking Alliance: Congress should skip hours of service changes, wait on ELD data

The Trucking Alliance issued a statement May 2 urging Congress to forgo the recently unveiled changes to hours of service regulations for truck drivers and to wait on the implementation ...

Carrier wins Colorado case brought by drivers wanting overtime pay, breaks

The drivers say they should have received overtime pay and breaks for the repeating schedule they worked. The court, however, ruled the truckers are interstate drivers, and federal laws preempt ...

Bevy of industry suppliers available for Insider Roundtables at CCJ’s Spring Symposium

The Insider Roundtables will allow fleet representatives to discuss issues they face, products, services and more with trucking-related companies during the annual event.

In light of delays by DOT, Senate bill calls for quick action on speed limiters

For nearly two years, the DOT has issued a report each month indicating the rule is weeks away from publication. Despite those reports, the rule's been snared by the regulatory ...