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Advancing in trucking: A look at a small fleet success story and career paths for drivers

It’s a common story in the U.S. trucking industry to hear how a fleet — even some of the biggest fleets — started with a one-truck owner-operator. CCJ sister site Overdrive ...

Carriers included in $25 million settlement in ‘hot fuel’ lawsuits

Preliminary approval has been granted to the nearly $25 million settlement struck last year between fuel providers — such as Exxon, Love’s and BP — and fuel buyers, both diesel ...

Preventable or not: Doe’s wide left doesn’t go right

At dawn, trucker John Doe ambled toward the ready line with a granola bar and a jug of steaming hot coffee for extra pep. The day’s tow was a 48-foot ...

ICYMI Index: 6 numbers you should know from this week’s trucking news

Highway funding action was hot this week, and some interesting numbers were released on driver pay preferences. If you missed those stories and others, don't sweat — The ICYMI Index is ...

Q&A: Fleets in great position to boost contract rates in 2015, says DAT’s Mark Montague

Fleet owner sentenced to 10 years for directing $3.5 million cargo theft scheme

The former owner of a Memphis-based fleet was sentenced this month to 10 years in prison — the maximum amount allowed by law — for using the trucks in his ...

Ryder eclipses 30 million miles with natural gas fleet

Ryder System announced this week it has surpassed 30 million miles with its fleet of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors. The company, which began its natural gas vehicle ...

Latest highway bill news: Senate’s hearing, Sec. Foxx’s ‘to hell with politics,’ House’s Transportation 2.0 bill

Highway funding legislation has seen a flurry of activity in the last 10 days. For starters, Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) hinted last week they were close to ...

Drivers may be able to stop carrying paper copies of med cards as early as this week

Drivers will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is ...

Old Dominion loses disability bias suit, ordered to pay $119k to driver who self-reported alcoholism

A U.S. district court has ordered $119,612 in back pay to an ex-driver fired by Old Dominion Freight Line (No. 11 in the CCJ Top 250) after he self-reported alcohol ...

CCJ sister site Truck Parts & Service names Distributor of the Year

Parts distributor Six Robblees’ has been named the 13th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year, with the announcement coming at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Jan. 27 ...

Driver turnover rate climbs slightly in third quarter, ATA reports

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose a percentage point to 97 percent in 2014’s third quarter from the prior quarter, according to number released today (Jan. 28) by ...

Senator files $1T, 5-year transportation infrastructure spending bill

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) has filed a transportation bill that would appropriate $1 trillion to infrastructure spending over the next five years, according to a report published Tuesday on ...

Industry reacts to FMCSA’s crash fault study: Where’s the ‘accountability’ in Compliance, Safety, Accountability?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last week it had concluded that implementing some form of crash fault assignment or “crash accountability” into its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program would ...

Research: drivers favor percentage pay over miles, hours