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Articles by Matt Cole

Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at mattcole@randallreilly.com.

Daseke announces acquisition of 430-truck Canadian oil rig moving company

Daseke has announced it is acquiring oil rig moving company Aveda Transportation and Energy Services, a fleet with approximately 430 tractors, 660 trailers and 200 ...

Trucks-only tolls in Rhode Island delayed until end of May

The delay is a result of further testing of the systems in Richmond and Hopkinton to make sure they are working properly.

Fuel prices soar to three-year high

A 6.1-cent jump in diesel fuel prices across the country during the week ending April 16 have diesel at its highest point of 2018, and ...

New law in Colorado adds human trafficking course to CDL requirements

New CDL applicants in Colorado will have to complete a 30-minute training session by Truckers Against Trafficking at no extra cost in order to obtain ...

Reps from major fleets join Trump at White House to tout tax cuts

Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers was among speakers at a White House Rose Garden event Thursday touting the benefits of the Tax Cuts ...
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Two small Rhode Island trucking companies accused of falsifying DVIRs

Drivers knew there were “serious safety defects” with the trucks and received citations from the Massachusetts or Rhode Island State Police, according to the Department ...

Fuel prices hold after recent upswing

The calm week comes on the heels of two weeks totaling 7-cent increases where prices jumped from $2.972 during the week ending March 19 to ...

Recalls issued for 7,100 Western Star, 500 International tractors

A potential electrical issue prompted Daimler Trucks to recall more than 7,100 Western Star trucks, while a possible fuel line issue resulted in the recall ...
The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28.

Exemption renewed to allow one-year learner’s permits in some states

Federal regulations state CLPs should be valid for no more than 180 days. Under this exemption, CLP holders are not required to retake the general ...

FMCSA gives certain tankers HOS exemption

Tanker drivers who normally operate under the 100 air-mile short-haul hours of service exemption hauling certain petroleum-based fuels can now claim an exemption from the ...

Company asks FMCSA to allow camera systems to replace mirrors

Trucking tech supplier Stoneridge has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that would allow carriers to use the company’s MirrorEye ...

Missouri-based fleet seeks ELD waiver for certain government loads

In order to haul these loads for the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, electronic tracking of shipments, including ELDs, must be disabled “in order ...

Spring brings higher diesel prices

During the most recent week, ending April 2, the price of a gallon of diesel across the U.S. increased by 3.2 cents to $3.042, the ...

FMCSA seeking input on regs to help deployment of autonomous trucks

The effort to evaluate regulations that could affect the deployment of autonomous trucks is part of a larger U.S. Department of Transportation initiative to clear ...

Recall issued for certain Autocar, Hino tractors

The Autocar recall affects approximately 1,320 model year 2014-2018 Xpeditor trucks equipped with a factory-installed methane detection system. Hino also announced a recall that affects ...