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Household goods movers apply for HOS exemption

A trade group representing household goods movers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt its members of the 14-hour cap placed on drivers daily hours-of-service limits. The American Moving ...

Western Star unveils aerodynamic 5700XE on-highway tractor (with photos, video)

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

Registration for CCJ’s Fall Symposium is now open, and the annual networking and educational opportunity for fleet owners and executives will include sessions on recruiting and retaining drivers, minimizing violations ...

Photos, video: Truck platooning system with autonomous cruising, braking unveiled in Detroit

Meritor Wabco, Peloton and Denso unveiled Sept. 10 a system that can allow multiple trucks to platoon. The system is based on adaptive cruise control systems and autonomous braking. The system ...

Freight up again in July, index nears all-time high

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire transportation industry in the U.S. in July rose nine-tenths of a percent from the month prior, as measured by the Department of ...

Infrastructure firms partner to develop nationwide ‘smart parking’ system for trucks

A system that will use road signs, smartphone apps, websites and in-cab messaging to allow drivers to find parking availability in real-time took a step toward nationwide deployment this week, ...

Hub Group changes driver model in California, offers to settle IC suits

Facing a pair of lawsuits over worker misclassification, intermodal giant Hub Group Inc. will be converting its drayage drivers in California from independent contractors to employees, the $3.4 billion company ...

What drivers want, Part 2: Money, respect key factors in attracting and keeping drivers

Broker enters plea agreement in military freight bribery scheme

An Alabama-based freight broker has been charged with with two counts of bribery and two counts of fraud after investigators say he bribed two National Guard officials to steer military ...

‘Extreme pressure’ on capacity set to drive rates higher, FTR says

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index increased in July to a reading of 8.49, meaning a capacity crunch is putting upward pressure on rates, FTR says. The index could move even higher — ...

Owner-operators’ suit against out-of-state users fees gets class-action status

New York has granted class-action certification to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's lawsuit against the state-required registration and decal fees for out-of-state trucks. The state charges $15 registration for each vehicle subject to ...

Cass: August shipments bounce back; rates, not so much

Graphics: CASS INFORMATION SYSTEMS North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but did not cause a similar increase in freight spending, according to the latest Cass ...

‘Seed to sip’ sustainability: Brewery fleet moves to CNG

Anheuser-Busch is replacing its 66-diesel tractor fleet in Houston with compressed natural gas powered tractors. This marks the beer company’s first conversion of an entire brewery fleet and represents a ...

CCJ Top 250: Moving on up

‘Drivers, drivers, drivers’: Shortage now impacts LTL and intermodal, Stifel team says