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Reports show slow freight, rates took their toll on largest carriers’ bottom lines in 2016

2016 earnings reports from some of the country's largest carriers -- with a few exceptions -- show drops in revenue, income and other metrics.

Fleet owner, manager sentenced to prison time for reincarnated carrier scheme

A Pennsylvania trucking company owner and one of his associates have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to reincarnate a company previously placed shut down by FMCSA.

Driver training org: Trump delay won’t affect rule, FMCSA may add behind-the-wheel minimum later

Recent hurdles aside, the rule likely will remain as-is through its 2020 implementation date, says CVTA President Don Lefeve. Data derived after the rule is implemented could lead FMCSA to ...

Landstar names Peterbilt 579 giveaway winner

Landstar owner-operator Ralph Hall recently drove home in a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the truck in the company's Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway.

Averitt Express expanding into Maryland, West Va.

Averitt Express has added locations in Hagerstown, Md., and St. Albans, W.V., to help the company better handle its growth in the Northeast, the company announced Tuesday.
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Fleet optimism continues to grow, CCJ survey shows

59.3 percent of the December 2016 CCJ MarketPulse survey respondents believe business conditions will be better over the next six months, up considerably compared to the 41.3 percent of respondents ...

Diesel prices hold

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.558 nationwide following the fourth consecutive week of falling prices.

Indicators: Trucking drops 1,400 jobs in January, ‘Shippers Conditions’ positive for carriers

Trucking employment dipped for the first time in 6 months. Also, the 2017 outlook for shippers is trending negative -- a good thing for carriers in rate negotiations.

C.R. England to appeal ruling granting class-action cert to owner-operator lawsuit

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud, a ruling that could result in thousands of owner-operators joining the two independent contractors in ...

Survey seeks to quantify trucking’s charitable giving

The survey asks fleets, industry suppliers, associations and others in the trucking industry, as well as individuals, to report their 2016 charitable giving to help the American Trucking Associations determine ...

Truck driver shut down after two alcohol-related arrests in four-day span

FMCSA has effectively shut down a Tennessee-licensed trucker after he was arrested twice in four days for alcohol-related incidents.

Reliance on autonomous systems the cause of fatal Tesla crash with tractor-trailer

A report issued this month by the Department of Transportation regarding the high-profile 2016 crash involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor-trailer reached the conclusion -- again -- that ...

Daimler posts record unit sales, revenue and earnings in 2016

Daimler noted that demand for medium- and heavy-duty trucks is likely to remain at rather weak prior-year levels.

CargoNet: Over 800 cargo thefts recorded in 2016, losses total $173M

California had the highest number of reported cargo thefts with 228, which is a 36 percent increase from 2015, the firm says. Texas and New Jersey followed with 135 reports ...