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Articles by Matt Cole

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

Eaton Cummins recalling certain Endurant, Paccar transmissions

More than 1,300 transmissions that may allow the engine to crank while the shifter is not in neutral are being recalled by Eaton Cummins, the ...

Truckers, other transportation workers lead nation in on-job fatalities

According to BLS figures, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported ...

Stevens Transport to pay $54,000 to driver to settle equal opportunity employment lawsuit

In the original lawsuit filed in December 2016, EEOC claimed Stevens wrongfully denied employment to Brian Brown, a U.S. Air Force veteran, because of the ...
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Propane fleet, tow truck drivers seek ELD exemptions

The Towing and Recovery Association of America is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate on behalf of tow truck drivers, along with 75-truck fleet ...

Military vets can now use VA examiners for CDL med cert

A bill signed into law this week by President Donald Trump makes it easier for active-duty military, reservists and veterans to obtain commercial driver’s licenses ...
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Winter weather contributes to uptick in diesel prices

During the most recent week, prices rose in all regions except the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a seven-tenths of a cent decrease. The most ...

Change in securement protocol sought by ATA on behalf of certain ag haulers

ATA’s Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is petitioning FMCSA for an exemption from securement regulations to allow certain agriculture commodities haulers to secure loads differently ...

Nearly 28,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled for fire extinguisher, brake caliper issues

Daimler has recalled nearly 25,000 trucks as a result of a fire extinguisher recall issued in November, along with approximately 3,000 more trucks for a ...

Trucker shut down after two serious crashes, failed drug test

During a post-crash drug test, Robert Schefflmaer tested positive for a Schedule 1 controlled substance. The post-crash investigation also revealed Schefflmaer had multiple hours-of-service violations ...

Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies, ...

Winter storm slams East Coast, states suspend hours regs for some drivers

Governors in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York and New Jersey have issued emergency declarations for all or portions of their respective states, triggering ...

OOIDA’s petition for ELD exemption for small carriers open for comment

OOIDA has asked FMCSA to exempt small businesses who have no at-fault crashes on their record and who have a “Satisfactory” or “Conditional” from the ...

Diesel prices start 2018 near $3 a gallon mark

The country's average diesel price starts 2018 near the $3 a gallon mark, putting diesel at its highest point in nearly three years. Diesel last ...

Cargo theft threat to rise during holiday week, firms warn

CargoNet’s research indicates cargo thefts have been most common in the last five years in Texas, California, Georgia, Florida and New Jersey. Additionally, food and ...

Diesel prices remain flat leading up to holidays

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.901, down nine-tenths of a cent from last week. During the most recent ...