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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

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

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

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.
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March trailer orders soar over 2015 mark

Much of the month-over-month decline from February is due to a seasonal decline in orders for both dry and refrigerated vans.

Penske Truck Leasing launches connected fleet solutions, diagnostic platform

Today, the company is using its connected fleet solutions platform with more than 20,000 vehicles in its truck rental and logistics fleets and is adding customer vehicles daily.

Trucking school allegedly bilked more than $4M from V.A.

According to the indictment, Marshall and Waggoner recruited veterans to the school by telling them they could collect housing and other fees from the VA without attending the programs.

Schneider IPO closes, nets company approximately $288.4M

In sum, Schneider sold about $550 million worth of stock, with the remainder after the $288.4 million going to Schneider family shareholders.

FMCSA holding listening session on autonomous trucks April 24

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of these vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic ...

Indicators: Freight volume climbs, but rates lag; contract market is ‘bluntly, ugly’

All three major truckload segments saw freight volume soar in March, but rates were slow to react. Likewise, a report from investment firm Stifel says carriers are still having a ...

Fleet ordered to pay $17k in damages to driver in refusal to drive case

Frito Lay Transportation has been ordered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay a driver more than $17,000 in damages after the agency found the company disciplined a ...

High volume of used trucks brought retail prices down nearly 23 percent last year

Retail prices for sleeper tractors were down nearly 23 percent in 2016 when compared to 2015. Additionally, these trucks lost approximately 30 percent of their value at auction in 2016.

OOIDA petitions Supreme Court to hear case against ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has taken its lawsuit against the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate to its last possible stop. The group filed Monday a petition with the ...

TCA urges Congress to forgo any increases to 80,000-pound limit

Responding to an apparent push by legislators eyeing an increase to a 91,000-pound, six-axle limit, TCA told lawmakers in the letter that an 11,000-pound increase in the country’s truck weight ...