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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 ...

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

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. ...

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

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

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

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

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

Daseke announces plans to go public via $626 million merger

The Addison, Texas-based flatbed and specialized carrier will receive $626 million in newly issued Hennessy shares. Hennessy, already a publicly traded company, will change its name to Daseke, Inc., and ...

Diesel prices continue upswing, reach highest mark since August 2015

The nationwide average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel was $2.586 in the week, a 4.6-cent jump from last week’s numbers from the Department of Energy.

Schneider files docs with SEC to go public

Schneider National (No. 8 in the CCJ top 250) announced it has filed its application with SEC to trade Class B common stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Schneider ...

Some petroleum haulers get temporary hours of service exemption in Montana

Citing "extremely harsh winter conditions," the declaration allows drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to waive hours-of-service regulations.