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Massachusetts driver named Grand Champion at National Truck Driving Championships

The championships were held in Orlando, Aug. 9-12, at the Orange County Convention Center. See the full list of winners here...

PeopleNet certifies ELD with FMCSA

PeopleNet, a Trimble Company providing fleet mobility technology, announced that it has self-certified and registered its eDriver Logs elelctronic logging device solution as compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

ATRI working to develop tool to help fleets identify safe young drivers

ATRI will put together relevant measures of personality traits, health, cognition and safety attitudes, along with a measure of driving safety such as crash metrics, adherence to rules and regulations ...
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Mesilla Valley deploys solar panels on trucks to boost fuel economy, battery life

Mesilla Valley Transportation (CCJ Top 250, No. 75) has purchased 1,000 eNow solar energy systems for its tractors, saying it will help fuel economy and battery life and power auxiliary ...

Second quarter sees decline in cargo thefts, SensiGuard reports

Broken down by state, California had the most cargo theft incidents during the quarter, accounting for 29 percent of the nation’s thefts. This is a 28 percent decline from the ...

DOT may alter protocol for diabetic truck drivers

Insulin-dependent diabetic truckers may no longer have to request a formal exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, should a new federal rule go into effect.

Wabash National acquiring truck body maker Supreme

Supreme, the second largest U.S. manufacturer of truck bodies, primarily manufactures light- and medium-duty bodies at seven U.S. facilities.

Texas’ Roadcheck numbers offer preview of nationwide inspection blitz effort

In addition to the nearly 2,000 trucks sidelined during the event, 225 drivers were also ordered out-of-service for driver’s license violations, improper logs and hours-of-service violations.

Preventable or not? Hard braking for deer spells trouble

A trucker in front of John Doe panic-stopped to avoid a deer, so Doe also hit the brakes hard, causing a tied-down drum to break free and damage his trailer’s ...

Diesel prices surge in recent weeks

The 5-cent increase brings the U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.581, the highest prices have been since the week ending May 1.

Crime report: Arizona DOT seizes $29k from trucker, former N.Y. medical examiner sentenced

The Arizona DOT seized $29,000 that was found in a small cooler inside a truck during an inspection, and a former New York doctor was sentenced for his role in ...

Tow hook, fuel pump issues prompt recalls of 2,500-plus Freightliner, Western Star trucks

More than 2,500 Freightliner and Western Star trucks, ranging from severe duty to Class 8 long-haul tractors, are included in two separate recalls, according to documents from the National Highway ...

Indicators: Trucking adds a few jobs in July, report indicates contract rates still weak

Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry grew by 400 jobs in July, according to the latest employment report issued by the Department of Labor. Also, despite soaring spot ...