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Indicators: January freight up big year over year, survey shows fleets optimistic for ‘17

Freight and rates both jumped noticeably compared to last January, according to loadboard DAT.

Tech Toolbox: Modern routing systems can increase fuel economy and fleet productivity

Planning truck routes to get the lowest possible fuel costs is no small feat. Pump prices can fluctuate along interstate routes, and that’s only one of many considerations. Sophisticated fuel ...

Indicators: Trucking Conditions lagged in December, but still expected to gain in 2017

Despite a December decline, FTR still projects conditions for 2017 to steadily swing in carriers’ favor. Also, the DOT reported a freight upswing in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Two Detroit DOT employees charged in CDL fraud case

The two employees have been charged with forgery and bribery for allegedly taking more than $4,000 in cash bribes for falsifying multiple state documents related to a CDL fraud scheme.

Diesel prices remain flat in most recent week

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.424 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.487 per gallon.
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Dana set to acquire axle housing, driveline shaft manufacturing operation

Dana says the acquisition provides the company with USM's proprietary tube-manufacturing processes and intellectual property for lightweight thin-wall axle tubes and hollow axle shafts.

Daimler Trucks boss stepping down

Bernhard will be released from his duties immediately with Dieter Zetsche heading Daimler Trucks & Buses until a successor is appointed.

Trump’s two-for-one regs order challenged in court, partially over truck safety and emissions regs

A lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday seeks to block a recent order from President Trump directing federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for each new one enacted. Plaintiffs ...

New weigh-in-motion scales installed on I-15 in southeast Idaho

As trucks approach the scale, censors in the road will register the vehicle’s weight and axle configuration, and it will verify that the truck is running at legal weight, height ...

Kenworth to auction custom T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to "educate, mobilize and empower" truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and ...

With CDL skills tests a target for national attention, Jersey the latest state to OK 3rd party tests

A recent push by the state of New Jersey to allow CDL applicants to take their skills test through third-party providers aims to reduce the delay prospective truckers encounter, a ...

U.S. Xpress joins program to help military veterans transition into trucking

The program will allow military veterans to receive up to $25,700 from the VA, depending on their years of service in the military, on top of their salary from U.S. ...

Judge finds Werner driver trainees not entitled to wages for sleeper berth time

In a revised order, Nebraska’s chief federal district judge has determined Werner Enterprises’ driver trainees are not entitled to compensation for sleeper berth time, but she refused to decertify the ...

TCA offering certification programs on driver recruiting and retention

To begin the Truckload Academy program, TCA will offer three certificates: the Human Resources Certificate, the Recruitment Certificate, and the Retention Certificate.