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Articles by Matt Cole

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

Proposed legislation would further ease military vets’ transition to trucking

Two bills recently approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would, if passed by both chambers of Congress, allow more VA medical professionals to ...

Diesel prices jump more than 3 cents leading up to Memorial Day

The increase was the first in a month-and-a-half, ending diesel’s 6-cent decline during the recent five-week period. The average price of a gallon of on-highway ...

Proffitt picks up second and third Bandit racing series wins

The last two weekends have been profitable for Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series racer Ricky "Rude" Proffitt, who grabbed wins at Montgomery Motor Speedway in ...

Diesel prices continue to meander

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.539, continuing the year’s trend of flat prices.

Senators pen letter pushing for ‘swift action’ from regulators on hair sample drug testing

Failing to meet the deadline, the letter says, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.
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Congestion cost trucking $63.4 billion in lost productivity in 2015

ATRI used truck GPS data, along with data from the FHWA, to determine that the trucking industry experienced more than 996 million hours of delays ...

Fireworks haulers want small expansion of 14-hour rule reprieve

The American Pyrotechnics Association, which last year was granted an exemption from the federal 14-hour on-duty rules for its 51 member companies for the Independence ...

Georgia plans to reopen I-85 by Monday

Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry said in the press conference the northbound bridge could open as soon as Saturday and the southbound bridge on Sunday, ...

R.I. official: First of state’s trucks-only tolls to be operational by December

A contractor for the state will begin building and installing the toll gantries on the northbound and southbound sides of I-95 near Hopkinton and Richmond, ...

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 ...

Human trafficking prevention training to be required for Arkansas truckers

Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said the state will not be administering a course, but drivers applying for a CDL will be required to ...

New York’s $44M settlement with truckers over out-of-state fees given green light

The April 19 decision closes a class action lawsuit in which the state’s highway taxes on out-of-state truckers were deemed unconstitutional. A New York court ...

Fuel prices level after recent increases

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.595. The slight change in prices continues 2017’s run of relatively flat fuel ...

Ohio bills aim to help fleets find drivers

The bills would provide tax credits to fleets that start on-the-job training programs, provide scholarships and loans for prospective trucking school students, help younger truckers ...

First quarter cargo thefts neared 200, CargoNet reports

Nearly a quarter of cargo thefts occurred in secured trucking yards, which CargoNet defines as fully-fenced yards where the fence is designed for access control. ...