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Rates report: Reefer ticks up to start year, flatbed and van continue to sag

Spot market rates in all three segments in January continued their trend of lackluster showings, with van and flatbed both falling a few cents per mile and reefer gaining a ...

U.S. diesel price falls for 13th straight week, hovers at $2 a gallon

Diesel prices stayed slightly above the $2 threshold another week after dropping 2.3 cents last week to $2.008 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The drop in ...

New LTL giant XPO suing competitor YRC, alleges carrier poached executives, company secrets; YRC calls claims ‘meritless’

XPO Logistics (No. 35 on the CCJ Top 250), who recently purchased Con-way Inc. (No. 6), is suing less-than-truckload competitor YRC Worldwide (No. 4) over the hiring of several XPO executives ...

Carriers allowed to use wireless rechargeable lights during towing, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow motor carriers to use rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations. The exemption was requested ...

CCJ a finalist for Jesse H. Neal editorial award

CCJ has been named a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal business-to-business media award in the category of Best Subject-Related Integrated Package for its Trucking's Future Now package. The package addresses the key changes to transportation that ...

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Taking Maintenance ‘In-House’ Pays Off for Wallis Transport

Two years ago, Wallis Transportation stopped outsourcing the maintenance of its truck fleet. Instead, the Cuba, Missouri-based company made the investment to bring that work…

Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January, U.S. unemployment drops slightly

The for-hire trucking industry in January added 1,500 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department’s monthly preliminary employment report. January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking ...

Bill seeks to rein in states’ ability to regulate hours-of-service, driver pay

A bill unveiled in the U.S. House’s Transportation Committee this week seeks to restrict state’s ability to regulate truckers’ on-duty time, such as required rest breaks, and could have an ...

Trucking coalition reiterates: FMCSA’s issuance of Safety Fitness rule violates federal law

An ad hoc coalition of motor carrier groups is urging Congress to act on what it sees is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s violation of provisions in the FAST Act ...

Four cities added to Freightliner’s ‘Hardest Working Cities’

New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton and Seattle-Tacoma have been added to the list of Freightliner’s Hardest Working Cities. Freightliner announced the new cities Feb. 3 at the World of Concrete trade ...

Walmart driver pleads not guily to manslaughter charges in Tracy Morgan crash

The truck driver involved in the accident that killed one man and injured comedian Tracy Morgan in June of 2014 pleaded not guilty to all charges when he was arraigned ...

Indicators: Fleets ‘on solid ground’; freight gets post-storm boost

CCJ's Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more. Survey says...fleets bullish on 2016: The 48 trucking fleets that participated in ...

Court strikes down out-of-state N.Y. truck decal fees

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has won its class action lawsuit against New York after a state trial court ruled its Highway Use Registration and Decal taxes are unconstitutional. Acting Supreme ...

Swift hit with another driver-brought lawsuit over alleged maintenance negligence

A former Swift Transportation driver has filed a lawsuit against the mega-fleet seeking payment for medical expenses and lost wages she claims were caused by negligent maintenance practices by Swift ...