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CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection blitz takes place next week

CCJ Indicators: Linehaul rates continue to soar, truck and trailer orders fall

A look at a few trucking-specific economic indicators released in the recent week: Linehaul rates continue upward momentum: The linehaul portion of truckload rates — the base portion of gross rates ...

Port update: Dockworkers ratify work agreement that ended months-long port slowdown, cargo backlog

West Coast dockworkers and port employers have ratified the five-year contract tentatively reached in February following nine months of negotiations. On May 22, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union certified that ...

Congress OKs two-month highway bill patch, says it’s working on long-term plan

Index shows company driver pay continued to increase in 2014

Volvo, Mack honor service members with Memorial Day tribute trucks

Volvo and Mack each unveiled trucks honoring U.S. military members for Memorial Day weekend events. Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., unveiled the design of its ...

White House clears rule mandating stability control systems for heavy trucks, publication expected soon

A federal rule to require all new trucks to be equipped with electronic stability control systems has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the ...

Shipper-carrier panel: what’s good for the driver is good for business

American Woodmark Corporation is building a driver lounge in its Moorefield, West Virginia facility as part of a $30 million expansion project. The free Wi-Fi, refreshments, restrooms with showers, and ...

FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

Echoing trucking industry concerns since the program's inception in 2010, one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator's top officials this week said the agency knows that penalizing carriers for ...

Trucking’s Top Rookie award nomination period open

Nominations are now being accepted for the Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie award, put on by CCJ publisher Randall-Reilly and designed to promote pride and professionalism among new drivers and promote ...

CCJ Indicators: The latest on tonnage, freight and rates

A look at a few trucking economic indicators reported this week: ATA reports tonnage drop: Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3 ...

2015-2016 trucking outlook: Drivers market to stay tough, rates should continue to climb, analyst says

Drivers in the coming years will remain hard to come by, but truckload rates could climb as much as 9 percent for some carriers in the next 18 or so ...

Navistar opens new proving grounds in Indiana to test heavy trucks (with photo gallery)

Navistar, maker of International Trucks, announced Monday the opening of its new proving grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. where the company will test commercial trucks, school buses and military vehicles. Recently purchased ...

Safety technology can pay for itself; drivers need education on tech ‘misconceptions,’ panelists say at CCJ Spring Symposium

As safety systems become more prevalent, so too do pressures on fleets to actively manage them. Learning to manage systems, as well as convince drivers to buy into new safety ...

Short-term highway funding extension passes in House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday, May 19 a 60-day extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, funding the federal Highway Trust Fund through the end ...