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Walmart institutes new fees to squeeze shippers, carriers into on-time deliveries

The new fees will affect carriers and shippers who fall below thresholds established by Walmart’s new program.

After latest Boileau win, Bandit Big Rig Series points standings tighten

Proffitt and Morgan, whose trucks were not able to finish the race following their crash, finished the race in 13th and 14th place, respectively. As a result, Boileau was able ...

Reefer and van rates hit a hot streak, flatbed rates remains solid

Per-mile spot market rates for van and reefer segments saw strong gains again in July, according to Truckstop.com. Both segments reached their highest monthly rate average since mid-2015.

Dockworkers vote could ward off freight flow clog at West Coast ports

Preliminary reports indicate West Coast union longshore workers will extend their collective bargaining agreement to 2022, the early vote welcomed by stakeholders given the contentious negotiations of 2014, which jammed ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

Diesel prices climbed 6.6 cents during July, according to the DOE’s numbers.
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CCJ MarketPulse: Optimism about trucking business conditions abounds

Overall, 79.5 percent of respondents in the June 2017 CCJ MarketPulse believe business conditions will be better over the next six months, and only 2.9 percent expect business conditions to worsen ...

Hours regs suspension extended for drought in Dakotas, N.C. adds waiver too

A Regional Emergency Declaration was declared by FMCSA for North Dakota and South Dakota, extending an hours-of-service regulations suspension in the states. An extended power outage on North Carolina's Outer ...

Paccar recalls more than 1,700 new Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for potential fuel pump issue

Affected trucks are equipped with certain Cummins ISX15 engines.

Senate DOT bill skips trucking reforms, for now

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week put forward a 2018 fiscal year DOT-funding bill that skips reforms related to electronic logging devices and rest breaks for truck drivers.

Trucks with older engines exempt from ELD mandate, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted new guidance for the electronic logging device mandate that exempts trucks equipped with model year 1999 engines and older from adhering to ...

Report: FMCSA has bolstered efforts to target high-risk carriers, but still has work to do

The OIG was tasked by the 2015 FAST Act highway law to review FMCSA’s intervention methods, identify any weaknesses and make recommendations as to how it can improve the process ...

Daimler launches Detroit Connect portal and analytics service

Subscribers can use the portal to drill down on specific fault events and access full diagnostic information and real-time fault notifications generated by Virtual Technician, as well as view and ...

CargoNet: Theft of cargo, equipment sees decline in second quarter

There were approximately 150 cargo theft reports recorded by CargoNet during the quarter, which was 79 fewer than last year’s second quarter. The total loss value of this year’s thefts ...

Bill to delay ELD mandate likely a non-starter in Congress

The legislation, however, has major hurdles to clear before becoming law. With larger issues sucking up Congressional time and energy in Washington, the bill is likely ill-fated as standalone legislation. ...