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Trailer orders jump for seventh consecutive month

Trailer production rose 5 percent from May primarily in the dry and refrigerated van sectors and reduced the overall backlog by 6 percent.

New online tool from FMCSA allows ELD manufacturers to test roadside file transfer

The ELD rule requires manufacturers to be equipped with either local connectivity options (Bluetooth or USB 2.0 port) or cloud transfer methods (wireless web service or email). The ELD validator ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage dipped from May in June, but up year over year

“After such a large spike in May, it was not surprising to see the index give back some of those gains in June,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “However, ...

House set to take up bill that exempts carriers from state laws on driver breaks, delays ELD mandate for livestockers

The House’s Appropriations Committee late Monday stamped approval via a 31-20 vote on a bill that would exempt carriers and drivers from state laws requiring paid meal and rest breaks ...

Indicators: Spot market freight soared in June

Load availability climbed 24 percent in June from May, according to the DAT Index, and was up 57 percent from last June.

Diesel prices hover around $2.50 per gallon

Prices increased in all but two regions during the week, with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest region, where prices rose by 1.7 cents.

Fleet denied exemption request from 30-minute break

FMCSA says the 30-minute break is “especially important” for Transco drivers because they accumulate fatigue both from unloading freight and from driving.

Human trafficking bill in Senate would permanently disqualify convicted traffickers from holding CDL

Those convicted of using a commercial motor vehicle in human trafficking would receive a lifetime ban on holding a CDL.

Three states suspend hours regs for drought relief haulers

Governors in Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota have suspended hours-of-service regulations for truckers hauling drought relief supplies in the states.

Drivewyze set to add 13 new weigh station bypass sites in North Carolina

The 13 new sites in the Tar Heel State are located along Interstates 26, 40, 77, 85 and 95. These additional sites bring Drivewyze’s nationwide total to nearly 700 locations.

Number of clean diesel trucks on the road reaches 30%

California, which ranks 46th nationally with only about 25 percent of commercial trucks there equipped with the latest generation clean diesel technology, could eliminate another 200,000 tons of NOx and 11,000 ...

Inspectors order nearly 2,000 trucks out-of-service during unannounced Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says the goal of the unannounced blitz each year is to conduct roadside inspections and remove trucks with “critical brake violations” from the roadways.