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Third race of 2017 truck racing season takes place Saturday in Montgomery, Ala.

The first two races of the season drew sellout crowds to Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., and Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C.
Lowering CSA scores, outsourcing maintenance highlight CCJ Symposium breakout sessions

Lowering CSA scores, outsourcing maintenance highlight CCJ Symposium breakout sessions

Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to attend 45-minute sessions focusing on maintenance practices to lower CSA scores, making the most of remote diagnostics, maintenance outsourcing strategies and implementing low-viscosity ...
Florida next up to require ELDs for intrastate truckers

Florida next up to require ELDs for intrastate truckers

A bill in the Florida legislature would adopt the federal ELD mandate for intrastate motor carriers (those doing business only in Florida). If the bill becomes law as currently drafted, ...

Flat 2017 continues for diesel prices

During the most recent week, diesel prices fell 1.8 cents to $2.565 per gallon nationwide. The recent declines in fuel prices have kept them flat throughout 2017, fluctuating in a ...
The Safety Fitness Determination rule would allow the agency to rely more heavily on roadside inspection data and violation data to determine carriers' safety fitness. Some carrier groups, however, argue the rule's issuance violates provisions of the 2015 FAST Act, which requires reforms to the CSA program.

Group aims to help minority-owned trucking companies land freight contracts

Minority Transportation Consortium is a third party logistics company. It will seek to partner with minority, women and veteran-owned companies which are looking for freight opportunities with corporations and shippers.

Uber CEO offers first look at Uber Freight, the company’s long-haul trucking venture

What the Uber Freight Volvo could have been picking up, or dropping off, from Dallas, Texas-based Eddie Deen's Ranch is anyone's guess. 

TSA warns fleets, drivers that terrorists could target trucks for hijacking and ‘ramming attacks’

TSA has issued an internal report warning of the potential for terrorists to use trucks as weapons to conduct attacks. TSA also released a list of countermeasures, mostly involving awareness ...

Walmart recognizes 12 companies as 2016 Carriers of the Year

Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking companies as its 2016 Carriers of the Year, including companies like Prime, Swift, USA Truck, Knight, Averitt, FedEx and more.
Trucking's Future Now - Infrastructure - Inspections on Computer

Congress maintains hold on FMCSA wireless roadside inspection program

A spending bill cleared by Congress this week bars the U.S. DOT from further work developing or deploying a wireless roadside inspection program until the DOT can ensure the program ...

Spot market rates up across the board in April

Flatbed rates have soared in recent months and continued to their upward streak in April. The gains for reefer and van, however, come amid an otherwise choppy spell for the ...

ATRI names hours flexibility, autonomous trucks, distracted driving as top research priorities for 2017

The American Transportation Research Institute named six top research priorities for 2017 at its meeting in Dallas in March: Distracted driving, hours flexibility, the impact of autonomous trucks, truck bottleneck ...

OEM panel: Abandoning GHG Phase II technology isn’t an option

Top truck manufacturers at ACT Expo this week in Long Beach were in agreement that the trucking industry will keep on trucking down the path of greater fuel and fleet ...

Celadon to lean less on owner-operators in effort to boost profits

The announcement came Wednesday as part the Indianapolis-based fleet’s quarterly conference call with investors, during which top-level executives relayed to shareholders their ideas for reversing declining profitability. Preliminary results for ...
Trucking's Future Now - Driver in Autonomous Truck

Senators ask for report on potential impact of autonomous trucks on driver jobs

Senators Susan Collins (R-Me.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have asked the Government Accountability Office to look into autonomous truck technology and its potential to displace workers.