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CCJ MarketPulse: Fleets optimistic about 2017

MarketPulse survey respondents are increasingly bullish about business conditions over the next six months, with 56.5 percent of respondents expecting business conditions to improve. That and more from this month's ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

The first full week of 2017 ushered in the highest diesel fuel prices seen across the United States since August 2015.
Celadon offering $8k sign-on bonus to new team drivers

Celadon offering $8k sign-on bonus to new team drivers

The bonuses will be performance-based, earned as mileage is accrued. Each team member will receive $1,000 when the team hits the 30,000-, 60,000-, 90,000- and 120,000-mile mark.

Former trucking executive sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for fraud, tax evasion

The former owner of a company that bought and sold trucking companies was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to pay $270,000 in restitution Wednesday following ...

Trucking employment rally continued in December with 1,400-job hike

Trucking industry employment in December grew by 1,400 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s preliminary Employment Situation Report released Jan. 6. Following a turbulent first half of 2016, December’s job ...
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2016 Driver of the Year finalists named, two truckers to receive $25,000

2016 Driver of the Year finalists named, two truckers to receive $25,000

Both the Company Driver of the Year and Owner-Operator of the Year contests carry a $25,000 prize. The winners will be announced March 28 at the annual meeting of ...
Mercedes-Benz concept plugs in to driver health

Mercedes-Benz concept plugs in to driver health

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz put driver health at the center of innovation introducing several “Fit & Healthy” concepts for the company’s passenger car line. ...
DOT Secretary nominee Elaine Chao to testify before Senate, cites infrastructure as key DOT concern
Another fleet seeking split sleeper berth exemption for team drivers

Another fleet seeking split sleeper berth exemption for team drivers

In an exemption request to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Dillon Transportation asks FMCSA to allow its team drivers to split sleeper berth time into two periods totaling 10 ...

FMCSA, states using new investigative techniques in carriers’ on-site compliance reviews

The U.S. DOT is honing the techniques it uses to perform on-site compliance reviews of trucking companies by expanding the number of interviews performed with carrier employees and checking carriers’ ...
Driver training rule: OOIDA wants FMCSA to restore minimum behind-the-wheel hours requirement

Driver training rule: OOIDA wants FMCSA to restore minimum behind-the-wheel hours requirement

Four groups have partnered in petitioning FMCSA to halt the implementation of its entry-level driver training rule until the agency restores the requirement that driver trainees perform 30 hours of ...
Baylor Trucking increases company driver pay

Baylor Trucking increases company driver pay

The new pay scale compensates drivers based on their verifiable CDL driving experience, as well as their time with Baylor, the company says.

Cummins settles patent infringement claim with Rotomaster

In its suit, Cummins claimed Rotomaster's infringed on its turbocharger patents in the U.S. and overseas.
Latest on rates: Van jumps while reefer and flatbed hold

Latest on rates: Van jumps while reefer and flatbed hold

Per-mile rates in all three major truckload segments tumbled from early 2015 through late 2016. Truckstop.com-reported averages in recent months reveal rates have stabilized. In December, van rates surged. Reefer ...
The 10 U.S. counties with the most cargo thefts

The 10 U.S. counties with the most cargo thefts

Between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2016, there were 329 cargo thefts reported in Los Angeles County, the report states.