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Tanker group petitions DOT about California meal, rest break requirements for hazmat carriers

The National Tank Truck Carriers says California’s rules, which entitles drivers to paid 30-minute meal break periods after five and 10 hours of work, prohibits carriers from requiring an employee ...

Driver turnover dips to lowest level since 2011 on heels of weak freight

“As we hopefully approach the end of this period of elevated inventories later this year, freight demand will pick back up leading to increased demand for drivers and higher turnover ...

FMCSA upholds 30-minute break rule following CVSA request to nix it from hours regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month denied a petition made by North American truck inspectors asking the agency to rescind the 30-minute break required by current hours ...

Rates could jump 15-20 percent with ELD mandate, expert says

ATBS' Todd Amen says the mandate will create a “truck shortage,” likely to equivalent to about 200,000 to 300,000 trucks, he says. “You lose 10 to 20 percent of your ...
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Truck-involved fatalities increased 4.4 percent in 2015, DOT says

NHTSA’s report says there were 4,067 truck-involved fatalities, which is the highest number since 2008. Of the 4,067 fatalities, 667 (16.4 percent) were occupants of the trucks, 10.1 percent were ...

Cargo theft firms warn industry of increased theft risk around Labor Day

FreightWatch recommends for drivers and others involved in logistics to make sure safety protocols are up-to-date and that they are using industry best practices for in-transit and warehouse operations.

Indicators: Spot market rates outpacing contract rates since recession, rates lag market by several months

Insight into spot market pricing vs. contract rates, based on research conducted by FTR and Truckstop.com.

Daimler, Cummins, Volvo and Navistar receive $20M in grants for SuperTruck II program

The money will be used to develop concept trucks that will double freight efficiency compared to 2009 model tractor-trailers.

Rule to set minimum driver training standards moves step closer to publication

If the Final Rule matches up with the proposed rule released earlier this year in March, FMCSA will implement a core curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL and require ...

HHG carrier seeks exemption from regs for small shipments

La Rosa Del Monte Express (LRDM) is seeking the exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's consumer protection regulations for HHG transportation because, the company says, the regulations "hinder ...

Diesel prices top $2.40 per gallon mark following two big jumps

With a 3.9-cent increase during the week ending Aug. 29, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.409, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Werner driver named Trucking’s Top Rookie

A Werner Enterprises driver from Evington, Virginia, last week received the 2016 Trucking’s Top Rookie Award in ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas

Trucking’s disruptors: e-commerce and uberization, panel says

Trucking companies involved in e-commerce can look forward to "multiple years of tremendous growth," predicts Covenant Transportation Group President David Parker, due in large part to millennial consumers who want ...

Efficiency, effective policies key to managing a safety audit

The best way to write a success story with a safety audit is to avoid one in the first place.