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Chevron unveils new line of Delo 400, customer consultation service

Chevron says its new Delo 400 line will be the most advanced to-date.

NACFE: Trucking industry made fuel economy strides in 2015 via fuel-saving tech, add-ons

“Investing in efficiency technologies is the new normal. And these fleets are continuing to make investments because they do not want to be caught short when fuel prices go up ...

Phase 2 rule could lead to further integration of aluminum, lightweight alloys

Research conducted by Ricardo Consulting Engineers suggests an "aluminum-intensive" Class 8 commercial tractor-trailer could reduce vehicle weight by 3,300 pounds.

Indicators: Tonnage continues to fall, spot market freight dips

Freight tonnage for the for-hire trucking industry slipped again in July. The spot market also saw a decline in freight volume. More numbers here...
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Crime report: Texas drug tester debarred, more on Florida CDL test scheme

A Florida man pleaded guilty in relation to a Florida CDL testing scheme, and the owner of a Texas drug testing company was debarred by the FMCSA for three years.

Diesel prices jump 6.6 cents in most recent week

Despite the 7-cent increase in the region, the cheapest fuel can still be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.249 per gallon.

Annual brake inspection blitz set for September

CVSA says inspectors will be looking for “loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake system components.”

FMCSA seeking feedback on pilot program for under-21, military-trained truckers

The proposed program would allow a limited number of military-trained drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. The drivers in the ...

Flooding suspends hours regs in Louisiana for truckers carrying emergency and relief loads

Truckers involved in carrying emergency and relief loads in Louisiana can operate outside of hours of service rules. Details here.

This week’s Great American Trucking Show to feature driver recruiting pavilion, CCJ Market Movers and more

From CCJ Market Movers to the Randall-Reilly Recruiting Pavilion and more, GATS will offer plenty for fleets to participate in and learn from.

Trucking autonomy upstart Otto acquired by Uber

"Basically, we're starting a commercial transportation business," says Otto founder Lior Ron. "Specifically we're going to build on Otto's capabilities for self-driving trucks and introduce other ways to help the ...

Trailer orders swoon, fall below expectations

Orders have totaled 260,000 units over the past 12 months.

DOT: Speed limiter proposal expected before month’s end

The Department of Transportation this week issued a report indicating it expects its long-awaited proposal to mandate speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks to be published next week.

Industry stakeholders sound off on final Phase 2 emissions standards

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) endorsed the mandate, which calls for a phased-in reduction of up to 25 percent in greenhouse gas emissions from tractors and vocational vehicles – of ...