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Flatbed conglomerate Daseke acquires Midwest fleet Steelman Companies

Flatbed and stepdeck conglomerate Daseke, Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired The Steelman Companies. The heavy haul and flatbed fleet operates in the Midwest. 

Central Freight launches new division for owner-operator teams

To fill the team spots in this new division, the company is contracting team drivers in Fontana, Calif.; Houston; Atlanta; and Orlando, Fla.

Indicators: Driver turnover rate climbed in 2017’s first quarter

The driver turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017, though it remains at historically low levels. In the first three months of the ...

Diesel prices level out to start second half of 2017

The DOE reports diesel prices are up seven-tenths of a cent across the U.S. during the week to $2.472 per gallon.

US Xpress announces new lease-purchase program

U.S. Xpress, the nation’s sixth largest carrier, announced last week a new lease-purchase program for drivers, offering 2015 Freightliner Cascadias for weekly lease payments of $493 and higher, depending on ...

FMCSA, ATA partner to urge drivers to drive safely around trucks

Joining FMCSA in the “Our Roads, Our Safety” campaign are the American Trucking Associations, AAA and the American Bus Association in an effort to reduce highway fatalities, especially those involving ...

Estes installs solar power system at PA terminal

The company says the solar power system, coupled with an upcoming upgrade to energy-efficient LED lighting at the terminal, will make up for 90 percent of the terminal's annual consumption. ...

Crime report: Tractor-trailer stolen, recovered in S.C., DOT drug screener charged

A truck loaded with electronics was stolen at a South Carolina truck stop while a driver was inside during his 30-minute break, and a Georgia drug screener has been charged ...

Averitt Express boosts regional driver pay

Drivers who have been with the company for more than 10 years are receiving an pay increase to 50 cents per mile, and drivers with at least 5 years with ...

Another cyber attack jolts supply chain, major global carriers hit

FedEx confirmed Thursday in a statement to CCJ its TNT Express was a victim of the attack. A.P. Moller-Maersk confirmed on Twitter “multiple sites and select business units" were affected. ...

Omnitracs launches contest to recognize drivers’ ridealong pets

An Omnitracs panel of judges will vote on which driver has the “pick of the litter,” and a first-place winner and a second-place runner-up will be selected. The winner will ...

Bandits return to the track this weekend in Tennessee

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, July 1, at the track known as “The Rim.” The track is the first quarter-mile speedway on the Bandit schedule.

DOT shuts down driver involved in fatal crash

A North Carolina-licensed trucker has been effectively shut down by FMCSA after a March hit-and-run accident that killed one person and hospitalized another.