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CVSA offers cargo securement tips ahead of annual Roadcheck blitz

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.

Toyota testing ‘zero-emission’ hydrogen-powered Class 8 truck at LA ports

“Project Portal,” as Toyota has named the vehicle and its testing phase, is based on a Kenworth T660 and generates more than 670 hp and 1,325 lb.-ft. of torque, the ...
First quarter cargo thefts neared 200, CargoNet reports

First quarter cargo thefts neared 200, CargoNet reports

Nearly a quarter of cargo thefts occurred in secured trucking yards, which CargoNet defines as fully-fenced yards where the fence is designed for access control. Warehouse locations were the next ...
FMCSA renews metal coil securement regs exemption

FMCSA renews metal coil securement regs exemption

The exemption allows carriers to secure metal coils with timbers at least 4 inches by 4 inches at the foremost and rearmost coils, as well as a single tiedown on ...
Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

The VNR will be available in three models; daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.
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International debuts new regional tractor

International debuts new regional tractor

International Truck on Thursday continued it's product update cycle with the launch of its new International RH Series Class 8 regional haul tractor.
Texas mandates ELDs for intrastate truckers; all states required to do same

Texas mandates ELDs for intrastate truckers; all states required to do same

Though Texas appears to be the first state to issue an ELD requirement for intrastate truckers, other states will likely soon follow, says Joe Rajkovacz, head of regulatory affairs for ...
Meet one-on-one with top industry suppliers at CCJ Spring Symposium

Meet one-on-one with top industry suppliers at CCJ Spring Symposium

The suppliers attending Symposium include Dana Incorporated, Omnitracs, Comdata, Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Shell Lubricants, Bendix and Yokohama. Each company will be displaying and featuring their latest offerings, as well as ...

Bandit truck racing series sells out again, Proffitt picks up win

More than 6,000 fans were on hand Saturday, April 15 to see Ricky “Rude” Proffitt take the checkered flag at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
New research shows turnover predictors for women drivers

New research shows turnover predictors for women drivers

New research from Stay Metrics shows that dissatisfaction with the tractor is the top reason women drivers leave their carriers. Concerns about the maintenance department and maintenance frequency are also ...
Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Tonnage dipped in March from February. Despite the drop, truck tonnage is up 2.5 percent year to date. After a strong finish to 2016, 2017 has sent mixed signals on ...
Arbitrator rules Swift-owned Central Refrigerated misclassified 1,300 drivers as contractors

Arbitrator rules Swift-owned Central Refrigerated misclassified 1,300 drivers as contractors

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the carrier, who's owned by Swift ...
Carriers say delays in driver medical certifications are top issue with registry rule

Carriers say delays in driver medical certifications are top issue with registry rule

The survey found that 5.9 percent of drivers who participated were not issued their medical certificate on the day of their exam, with the primary reason being that more testing ...

Diesel prices climb to 2017 high

Diesel fuel prices have tied their 2017 high during the most recent week ending April 17, reaching a $2.597 per gallon average nationwide.