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Due to recent rulings, take a look at independent contractor agreements, attorney suggests

Carriers operating in certain states in the West — specifically those who are based in California or do a lot of business there — may want to give their independent ...

Special report: Predictive analytics can help fleets boost safety, driver retention

Load One expediter Tom Evans drives team with his wife, Tina, running a three-truck Class 8 straight truck fleet based in Mattoon, Ill. Besides their compensation for doing their jobs ...

Love’s opens fifth fast-fill CNG fueling location in Texas Triangle

Love’s Travel Stops has opened its first fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station for heavy-duty trucks in Dallas, the company's fifth such station in the Texas Triangle. Three more Love’s fast-fill ...

ampCNG opens four CNG locations in Texas

ampCNG, which owns and operates a network of compressed natural gas locations across the country, has announced the opening of four new CNG truck fueling locations in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold ...

FWHA has only done half of Congressionally required bridge safety actions, report finds

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by ...

FMCSA plans to study driver pay’s impact on carrier safety, driver behavior

Does driver pay have any connection to safety? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question. The agency is accepting public comment ...

Court says FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not contractors, in classification case

Court rules carrier can be liable for lessee actions; effect likely small, ATA says

A federal appeals court has ruled that a New York-based truck leasing company is not protected by the Graves Amendment and can be held liable for the actions of the ...

DOT Inspector General initiates audit of cross-border program with Mexico

The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has begun its final audit of the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico. In October, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will conclude ...

CCJ Top 250: Moving on up

As the trucking industry puts more distance between itself and the recession of 2008-09, for-hire trucking companies continue to exhibit growth and increased profitability in an otherwise slow-growing economy. But there ...

Regulatory comments: Hours rule forces coercion; shippers, brokers need accountability

Trucking groups ask DOT to take down public safety scores

CVSA’s annual brake inspection spree happening Sept. 7-13

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place ...

Owner-op challenging Ontario’s truck speed limiter law

The Court of Appeals for Ontario has agreed to hear a challenge to province’s speed limiters law, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The next step will be for the ...

Diesel continues to tumble, hits lowest price since July 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. ...