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2016 set record for vehicle miles traveled, FHWA reports

The year’s 3.2 trillion vehicle miles traveled is 87.5 billion more miles than were traveled in 2015, FHWA reports.

ATA voices support for new trucking trade show

The American Trucking Associations on Wednesday pledged its support for the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, which will make its debut later this year in Atlanta.

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Hopes for a turnaround in the soft trucking environment remain as tonnage rose in January and line haul rates saw their best year-over-year numbers in 11 months.

DOT policies on Mexican carriers, cross-border trucking face challenges in Congress, courts

While Congress eyes tightening the criteria for Mexican carriers entering the U.S. as part of an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a federal court is slated to ...

Penske to pay drivers $750k to settle prominent lawsuit over California-required breaks

Two and a half years after the case produced a landmark court decision, Penske Logistics has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a class action lawsuit challenging its alleged denial ...

Diesel continues streak of flat pricing

The country's average diesel price has remained with a 3-cent window to this point in 2017.

State’s Supreme Court allows 80,000-driver lawsuit against Swift to proceed

Truckers’ 2004 lawsuit against Swift Transportation can proceed after the Arizona Supreme Court refused to decertify the class action lawsuit, allowing the 80,000-member class to pursue allegations over mileage pay.

Arizona installs pavement sensors on I-40 for identifying icy road conditions

ADOT installed the sensors in three locations along I-40 west of Flagstaff, which will help the agency forecast the likelihood of ice forming on the interstate. The agency says the ...

Air Force creating program to help military truckers get CDLs

The Air Force is creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) CDL Test program, which will enable examiners to certify Air Force truckers on ...

Report classifies nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges ‘structurally deficient’

The average age of the nearly 56,000 structurally deficient bridges, according to ARTBA, is 67 years old, compared to just 39 years old for non-deficient bridges. Additionally, 41 percent of ...

Traffic fatalities top 40,000 for first time since 2007, prelim report shows

The National Safety Council's 40,200 fatalities estimate for 2016 is a 6 percent increase over 2015’s highway fatalities, and a 14 percent increase over 2014’s – the largest two-year jump ...

Goodyear names three drivers as finalists in annual Highway Hero award

All three trucker finalists aided motorists in need along the highway after crashes. The winner will be named next month.

Omnitracs, Peloton announce platooning partnership

Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its flagship platooning product for Class 8 trucks this year.