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FMCSA further eases regulations for military vets transitioning to trucking

The exemption allows state driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to choose whether or not to waive the knowledge test for qualified learner’s permit and CDL applicants. FMCSA is also allowing SDLAs ...

Federal investigators looking into California truck-bus crash that killed 13

NTSB sent a “Go Team” to the crash site Sunday afternoon, and in a Tuesday afternoon update, investigators said the tread depth on the steer tires of the bus were ...

Nominations sought for Driver of the Year awards

Carriers can nominate their top drivers for the annual awards here. The annual contest is hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association, Overdrive and Truckers News. The winners will receive $25,000 ...

FTC: Groups fraudulently posed as DOT reps to scam owner-ops out of nearly $20M

The motor carrier services companies sent “robocalls, emails and text messages that create and reinforce the false impression that they are, or are affiliated with, the U.S. DOT or another ...
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Concrete haulers seek waiver from 30-minute break requirement

A group representing concrete haulers and their drivers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from the required 30-minute break stipulated by hours of service regulations.

2017-2018 America’s Road Team finalists announced

The 33 finalists now move on to the final round in the selection process, which will be held Jan. 8-12 in Arlington, Va.

Volvo Trucks shows off new Driver Assist platform with latest crash avoidance tech

The system constantly reads the road ahead, using the camera system to identify other vehicles and the radar system to track their movement. Should the system detect an impending rear-end ...

Sluggish truck sales hit Daimler bottom line

Thanks to strength in Daimler's car and van business, Daimler sold 754,100 cars and commercial vehicles worldwide during Q3.

Paccar profits, sales slide in third quarter while marketshare soars

Peterbilt and Kenworth’s record third quarter U.S. and Canada Class 8 retail sales market share of 31 percent increased their year-to-date market share to 27.9 percent.

Diesel prices level out after two weeks of significant increases

The U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.478, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Phase 2 truck emissions regulations officially slated for publication

The Phase 2 standards will build on the Phase 1 standards, according to the 2,762-page joint rulemaking, and are projected to see fuel savings as high as 25 percent, depending ...

FMCSA issues safety advisory for Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is following in the FAA’s footsteps, which banned the phones from flights on Oct. 14. FMCSA has told truckers to turn off the phones ...

CCJ Innovator: OrTran changes lanes and lives for drivers

OrTran is trying to redefine over-the-road trucking with a network that gives drivers predictable schedules and daily home time.