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Trump DOL relieves pressure surrounding Obama-era changes to owner-operator model

The Trump Administration on Wednesday rescinded a 2015 memo issued by the Labor Department that changed the interpretation of federal wage and hour laws regarding owner-operators’ employment status.

UPS seeks exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions

UPS is asking for an exemption from four components of the ELD mandate.

Trump calls for Congress to adopt his private highway plan

Notably for trucking, Trump’s plan also calls for a repeal of the tolling ban on existing Interstate lanes and privatizing rest areas.

Bandit truck racing series returns this weekend

Ricky “Rude” Proffitt will gun for his fourth win in a row this weekend at Greenville-Pickens Raceway in Easley, S.C., as the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action ...

ATA’s annual conference set for October

ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition sessions this year will focus on the economic, regulatory and business trends in the industry. Scheduled topics include job creation and retention, infrastructure, law enforcement ...

Tesla working with carriers on electric semi design

Musk says bringing trucking companies into the engineering process has removed some of the mystery surrounding the truck for carriers and helped the company provide a truck that meets trucking's ...

Navistar financial losses widen

Navistar says it is shifting its sales strategy for used trucks equipped with the MaxxForce 13-liter, including selling more units into export markets.

Crime report: Former trucking company owner sentenced in marijuana smuggling operation

Activity in trucking-related criminal cases involving a multi-state commercial driver’s license testing scheme, broker fraud and drug smuggling was recently announced by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General ...

FMCSA rule setting training standards for new truck drivers takes effect

After a five-month due to regulatory reviews ordered by the Trump Administration, a rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. Effective as of June 5, ...

XPO ordered to pay drivers $958k over employee classification dispute

A federal court has upheld the California Labor Commissioner’s total award of $958,660 to five XPO Cartage truckers misclassified as independent contractors, while the company is appealing last month’s similar ...

Truckload rates climbed again in May

The spot market gains are in line with seasonal trends but could also reflect an upswing predicted this year by industry analysts ahead of the ELD mandate's compliance deadline and ...

Diesel prices see little change in most recent week

Prices fell in fell in all regions except New England and the Rocky Mountain region, where prices climbed by two-tenths of a cent and three-tenths of a cent, respectively.

May truck orders slide for first time in seven months

Total orders for the past twelve months have totaled 211,000 units.

Court orders Werner to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

A federal jury awarded $779,127 in damages in a class action suit against Werner Enterprises Inc. and a subsidiary after allegedly violating minimum wage laws by failing to pay driver ...