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CARB set to enforce aero add-on rule for 2011-2013 trucks and trailers

ICYMI Index: 5 key numbers from this week’s top trucking news

NTSB calls out FMCSA on carrier oversight, asks agency to further restrict phone usage

The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to further restrict phone usage of commercial truck drivers by prohibiting the “hands-free” usage of portable electronic ...

Photos, video: CCJ takes Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ for a test drive

CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test ...

FMCSA clarifies rule on hearing-impaired drivers, OKs them to hold CDL

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued clarification recently on its English language rule, saying it does not bar hearing-impaired truckers who communicate in English, but do not speak, from ...

FedEx projects record holiday shipping season, plans to add 50,000 seasonal positions

FedEx Corp. is forecasting another record holiday, and projects Dec. 15 to be the busiest day in company history with a forecasted 22.6 million shipments moving around the world. The company ...

Delayed rulemakings: Agency’s work on speed limiters, raising insurance minimums running later than expected

Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rule to raise the minimum amount required ...

Hauling Ebola: Dallas hazmat clean-up team’s story of transporting hospital’s waste

Truck tonnage remains level at record high in September

Truck tonnage was unchanged in September from August and remains at a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations’ monthly seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, released this week. Compared ...

ATA, other business groups on port labor talks: ‘Time is of the essence’

American Trucking Associations and more than 100 organizations representing “manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics providers” have signed a letter calling for a ...

Which states have the most effective inspections? ATRI names Top 10

As a follow up to a report issued earlier this year highlighting state-to-state enforcement disparities around the U.S., the American Transportation Research Institute announced Oct. 22 its Top 10 High-Performance ...

FMCSA giving $1M to train military veterans for driving jobs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Oct. 21 it has awarded $1 million in grants to nine tech and community colleges across the U.S. to help train military veterans ...

Emergency hours-of-service exemptions finalized as agency amends federal rules

ATA names finalists for next America’s Road Team Captains

The American Trucking Associations named this week 32 drivers as finalists in the selection process for the captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo, is ...

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to boost efficiency of freight, protect against terrorism

Mexico has become the eighth nation to sign a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. The CBP’s Oct. 17 MRA acknowledges that ...