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CargoNet warns of increased cargo theft activity around Thanksgiving

Cargo theft tends to increase around Thanksgiving, and food and beverage items were the most-stolen during the last four Thanksgiving weeks, says cargo theft recording firm CargoNet. The firm recorded 146 ...

DOT: Rules to establish drug/alcohol database, new driver training standards could be published this week

Rules to establish a drug and alcohol database for truckers and minimum driver training standards are set to be published this week, according to the DOT's latest regulatory update.

Speed limiter rule proposal comments due in two weeks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its sister agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, did not propose a specific speed in the proposal and instead seek feedback from ...

FMCSA extends hours exemption for hazmat haulers required to ‘attend’ cargo

The FAST Act, passed in December 2015, requires FMCSA to extend any hours-of-service exemption to five years from the date the exemption took effect.
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Diesel prices continue recent downward trend

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.421, keeping prices above the $2.40 mark for the seventh consecutive week.

Truck order cancellations hit 20 year high

October's cancellations reflect a decline in the trucking industry as a whole that dates back to late last year.

Hirschbach goes fleetwide with Lytx DriveCam video system

Hirschbach Motor Lines has decided to incorporate the Lytx DriveCam in-cab video system into its fleet of trucks.

Peloton joining Cummins, Peterbilt, ZF to develop truck platooning tech

The group's goal is to develop powertrain tech and automated driving controls to improve fuel efficiency in tractor trailers by 20 percent in real-world driving conditions.

OOIDA wants to court to reevaluate ELD decision, will push for rehearing

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association intends to file a motion asking the court that heard its lawsuit against the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate to rehear its case. The ...

J.B. Hunt reaches $260k settlement with four Sikh truckers following alleged religious discrimination

Carrier giant J.B. Hunt has reached a $260,000 settlement with four Sikh truckers who claim the carrier discriminated them based on their religious beliefs when they refused to comply with ...

New fleet-focused KeepTruckin dashboard features idle time tracking, driver monitoring, more

The new dashboard allows fleets to keep track of idle time of their trucks, get alerts any time a fault code is detected, monitor driver behavior and use geofencing.

Freightwatch warns carriers of elevated risk of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

To safeguard against cargo theft, FreightWatch recommends truckers and trucking companies make sure security protocols are up-to-date for both in-transit and warehouse operations.

Rule requiring minimum driver training standards expected to be made law by year’s end

The exact language of the final rule will not be released until it is published, but the proposed rule published earlier this year outlined a core curriculum for new truckers ...

Truck driver Gary Amoth proud to be hauling ‘The People’s Tree’ in new KW T680

One Idaho-based truck driver has embarked on the "haul of a lifetime,” as Gary Amoth drives a brand-new Kenworth T680 across the country with the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree in ...