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Western Star donates ‘Spirit Truck’ to OOIDA

The truck is powered by a Detroit DD16 engine with 560hp and 1850 lb./ft. of torque.

CVSA makes Brake Safety Week an intensive one-day blitz in September

The Brake Safety Day event is in combination with an unannounced one-day brake-check blitz that has in years past taken place in early May. During both events, CVSA says, inspectors ...

Human trafficking prevention training to be required for Arkansas truckers

Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said the state will not be administering a course, but drivers applying for a CDL will be required to have documentation that they have ...

Tech toolbox: Mobile-friendly branding: How carriers can learn to be present and optimized

From CCJ's Tech Toolbox entry on driver recruiting: Technology can help generate positive word of mouth and build a fleet’s brand in many ways. Key in today’s world is being ...

Trump tax cut proposal caps taxes for corporations, owner-operators

The proposal would cap the tax rate for corporations at 15 percent, as well as cap the rate for those who file their taxes through their owners’ personal income tax, ...

Industry reps sound off to FMCSA on autonomous vehicle tech’s safety concerns, opportunities for reform

Those believing FMCSA ought to incentivize adoption/development of highly automated driver-assist technology insisted there has to be a return on investment — the biggest opportunity for such appeared to be ...

USA Truck hauling ‘The Wall That Heals’ Vietnam memorial

USA Truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran Mark Buckley picked up the exhibit trailer Sunday and will have it in Bridgeport, Conn., for a May 4 event.

New York’s $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light

The April 19 decision closes a class action lawsuit in which the state’s highway taxes on out-of-state truckers were deemed unconstitutional. A New York court found the amount of the ...

Paccar profits soar as orders climb

U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck orders rose 40 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

Volvo posts improved sales, Volvo & Mack gain marketshare

In North America, deliveries were down 34 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

Fuel prices level after recent increases

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.595. The slight change in prices continues 2017’s run of relatively flat fuel pricing. Since the beginning of ...

Groups push ELD argument to DOT boss

Two trucking industry lobbyists sent letters directly to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao in recent weeks. One asked her to strike the ELD mandate by sweeping it into President Trump's anti-regulations ...

Ohio bills aim to help fleets find drivers

The bills would provide tax credits to fleets that start on-the-job training programs, provide scholarships and loans for prospective trucking school students, help younger truckers obtain insurance and help military ...

CVSA offers cargo securement tips ahead of annual Roadcheck blitz

Violations related to load securement include failure to prevent shifting and/or loss of load, failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs.