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Meet Mercedes-Benz’ tech-laden new Actros

Indicators: Tonnage dipped slightly in August, still up year over year

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire trucking industry, as measured by the American Trucking Associations' monthly Truck Tonnage Index, slipped 1.8 percent in ...

Progressive using ELD data for insurance policy discounts

Progressive launched a new usage based insurance (UBI) program called Smart Haul ELD for owner operators and small fleets that use electronic logging devices (ELDs).

Trimble adds new TMS modules for fuel, LTL haulers

Trimble announced new modules and enhancements for its Transportation Enterprise division, formerly TMW Systems.

FMCSA removes waiver requirement for diabetic truckers

FMCSA is removing the requirement for drivers with insulin-treated diabetes to obtain a waiver to drive interstate. Medical examiners will now be able to grant ...

Diesel prices inch upward

The one-cent increase brings the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $3.268. Fuel prices have fluctuated between $3.20 and $3.30 since ...
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Finding the final mile: Competition heats up among Amazon, carriers as e-commerce reshapes transportation

Though online commerce has gained dramatically over the past decade, much of it driven by Amazon, the transportation side of e-commerce's last mile component is ...

Flooding shuts down portions of I-95, I-40 in Carolinas

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says several sections of I-95 and I-40 are among nearly 1,100 road closures across the state. I-95 is also ...

Engine harness recall affects 11,000 Kenworth tractors

Paccar’s recall, affecting approximately 11,429 vehicles, stems from engine harnesses for trucks equipped with ISX15 engines that may have been manufactured without check engine light ...

Port of LA scores partners Toyota, Kenworth, Shell in zero-emissions goal

Toyota, in partnership with Kenworth, plans to deploy 10 more hydrogen-electric tractors at LA area ports. Shell will develop two large capacity hydrogen fueling stations.

NTSB pushes driver coaching, litigation protection benefits of dashcams

Randy Tomlinson, senior manager of safety, health and security for Ryder Integrated Logistics, said introducing driver- and road-facing cameras into the fleet helped cut down ...

FMCSA holding hours listening session Saturday in Reno

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Reno, Nevada, to field input from the public ...

Nomination period open for Driver of the Year contests; winners land $25,000

The Truckload Carriers Association, along with CCJ sister publications Overdrive and Truckers News, are seeking nominations for the 2018 driver of the year contests for company drivers and owner-operators. Each ...

Meritor P600 planetary axles offer new features for off-highway segments

The optional 5-planet wheel-ends allow a 20 percent higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) over the 4-planet version and feature integrated cooling technology to ...

Week-long brake-focused inspection spree this week

Truck inspectors will ramp up enforcement Sept. 16-22 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Brake Safety Week,