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Judge adds $5.8M to Walmart’s $55M settlement with drivers but denies $80M add-on

A California federal judge declined to deliver $80.3 million in penalties to a certified class of Walmart truckers but agreed to add $5.8 million in restitution the nearly $55 million ...

DOT to add common opioids to driver drug testing panel

To bring its drug testing protocol up to date with new Health and Human Services guidelines, the DOT has proposed adding hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone and hydromorphone to its drug testing ...

Chao, Trump’s pick to run DOT, could get millions from Wells Fargo during stint as DOT Secretary

Chao writes in her disclosure statement she’ll “receive a cash payout for my deferred stock compensation” upon her confirmation of the DOT gig. Reports estimate the value of her stock ...

California bill would add to FMCSA’s new driver training standards rule

California is considering a measure that would require 30 hours of driving for a Class A CDL -- adding to standards set by FMCSA in December.

Unions asks FMCSA to extend comment period for hair testing request from large carriers

The Transportation Trades Department, part of AFL-CIO, wants a 60-day extension of the comment period on the carriers' petition for a waiver to drug test their drivers via hair sample.

Mack discontinues Titan, 16-liter engine

Mack Trucks confirmed this week that its Titan tractor and its MP10 16-liter engine have been discontinued, effective immediately. The news follows confirmation by Volvo this week that it has ...

Blaine Brothers earns Distributor of the Year honors

Minnesota-based truck parts distributor Blaine Brothers, founded by Rick and Fred Dally in 1979, has been named 2016 Distributor of the Year by CCJ sister site Truck Parts & Service.

Rule setting driver training standards, registry could be hit by Trump’s regulatory order

Trump’s memo, distributed to staffers Jan. 20, orders executive agencies to “temporarily postpone” the effective date of rules published in the Federal Register but not yet effective. FMCSA's December-published entry-level ...

ATRI unveils annual list of top truck bottlenecks, Atlanta again tops the list

The American Transportation Research Institute's 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List looks at truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations across the country and uses truck GPS data from more than 600,000 trucks ...

Indicators: Tonnage dipped in December, but signs point to growth

For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5 percent from 2015, ATA notes. Despite December's drop, the future looks promising for freight volume, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says.

Denso adding after treatment to PowerEdge lineup, publishes first digital parts catalog

The company has partnered with Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., (CDTi).

Trump DOT pick Chao a step closer to securing Transportation Secretary spot

Her nomination now moves to the full Senate. For Chao to be confirmed to run the DOT and serve in Trump's Cabinet, a majority vote is needed in the Senate. ...

Hino seeks exemption to mount crash avoidance system lower on windshield than allowed by DOT regs

The company says the camera housing is approximately 4.67 inches wide and 4.3 inches tall, and that the bottom edge of the camera is approximately seven inches below the upper ...

CCJ’s Tech Toolbox: Making the case for advanced driver assist systems

ADA systems rely on a combination of radar- and camera-based components to intercede on the driver’s behalf to eliminate or greatly decrease a collision’s severity. Employing ADAS in a fleet ...