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Diesel prices holding near $2.50

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.34 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.384 per gallon.
Truckload pricing remained weak in October, reefer falls to multi-year low

Truckload pricing remained weak in October, reefer falls to multi-year low

Reefer rates skidded to their lowest point in nearly four years. Van and flatbed rates were unchanged from September, but were down a dime each from last October.
Speed limiters, aluminum wheels most common fuel saving devices for truck fleets, survey shows

Speed limiters, aluminum wheels most common fuel saving devices for truck fleets, survey shows

The survey, which focused on fuel economy trends of heavy-duty truck fleets, also showed use of aluminum wheels, automated-manual transmissions and low-rolling resistance dual tires as the most commonly used ...
Class 8 truck orders hold near 14k units as freight markets stabilize

Class 8 truck orders hold near 14k units as freight markets stabilize

The expectation is that medium-sized and smaller fleets will wait until after the election to place most of their initial 2017 orders.
Kenworth T680 begins cross-country trip to D.C. with official Capitol Christmas Tree

Kenworth T680 begins cross-country trip to D.C. with official Capitol Christmas Tree

The 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was loaded onto a Kenworth T680 Wednesday out of the Payette National Forest to begin its journey from Idaho to Washington, D.C.
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Enforcers nab truckers transporting drugs

Enforcers nab truckers transporting drugs

A New Jersey court sentenced a trucker for transporting cocaine Monday, and other truck-related drug enforcement took place at the border.
Trucking adds 3,000 jobs in October, adjusted Sept. report bolsters gains

Trucking adds 3,000 jobs in October, adjusted Sept. report bolsters gains

September’s revision changes the trucking employment landscape for 2016, with October’s gain now marking four straight months of solid gains.

CCJ’s Fall Symposium takes place this month, topics span ELDs, driver recruiting, evolving equipment and more

Fleet managers can network and gain insights on driver recruiting and retention, regulations, equipment spec'ing, fuel efficiency, ELDs and more.

Continental Tire breaks ground on $1.4 billion truck tire plant in Mississippi

The plant will augment the company’s North American commercial truck tire production alongside its existing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Last year, Continental also broke ground on a $500 million ...
Saia plans Northeast expansion in 2017

Saia plans Northeast expansion in 2017

Saia has plans to open three to five terminals in the second quarter of next year, targeting major markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule moves closer to publication

Drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule moves closer to publication

The OMB gave the rule a “consistent with change” ruling, which means the rule is cleared to be published with changes recommended by OMB. Those recommendations were not published, ...
Gas haulers in Alabama get temporary hours of service exemption

Gas haulers in Alabama get temporary hours of service exemption

Colonial Pipeline representatives said the gasoline pipeline, Line 1, will likely remain shut down the rest of this week. Line 2, which transports diesel, jet fuel and other distillates, was ...
Speed limiter proposal comment period extended 30 days

Speed limiter proposal comment period extended 30 days

The Department of Transportation announced Nov. 1 it is giving carriers and industry stakeholders an extra 30 days to formally comment on its proposed rule to govern truck speeds. Comments ...
Trucking reacts to ELD court decision

Trucking reacts to ELD court decision

OOIDA argued that the rule violates truckers' Fourth Amendment rights, and also didn't meet Congress' standards for an ELD mandate, but the court rejected both arguments. The group filed the ...

Crime report: 6-month prison sentence handed down to CDL test schemer, others charged with motor carrier fraud

A Florida man was sentenced for his role in a CDL testing scheme, three CDL medical examiners were involved in separate fraud cases and an Iowa man pleaded guilty to ...