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Articles by Matt Cole

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

Thermo King introduces three new power management products

The new products include a boost charger, which takes the input power and boosts it to a healthy level for what is being charged; an ...

Diesel prices see largest weekly change of the year, hit 2017 low

Prices fell 2.5 cents during the week to $2.539 per gallon nationwide, the lowest weekly average of the year.

Trump cuts $2.4 billion from DOT funding in budget plan

Trump’s budget “blueprint,” which details only discretionary funding proposals, requests $16.2 billion for the DOT’s discretionary budget.

Diesel’s flat 2017 continues

Diesel prices’ flat run in 2017 continued in the most recent week, with the country's average price dipping by a cent and a half in ...

Daimler recalls approximately 450 Western Star 4900 trucks

The recall affects 2015-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks manufactured between March 3, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2017, that were built with certain triple compartment aluminum ...
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Annual Roadcheck inspection spree set for June 6-8

A total of 62,796 inspections were performed during the 2016 Roadcheck event, according to CVSA, and 42,236 of them were Level I inspections, the most ...

Trucking lauds permanent removal of 34-hour restart restrictions

The American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association and other industry organizations voiced support for the Department of Transportation's study that found "no net benefit" to ...

Diesel prices continue 2017 trend, remain flat

Looking at diesel prices region-by-region, most regions remained relatively flat, rising or falling by less than one cent, except for New England, which saw a ...

Study shows truck parking availability systems helpful to drivers

A recent study by ATRI conducted to test the effectiveness of truck parking availability systems found that 60 percent of truck drivers that used the ...

Diesel prices hold steady again, continuing 2017 trend

Prices during the most recent week landed at $2.577 per gallon, a half-cent increase from the previous week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly ...

2016 set record for vehicle miles traveled, FHWA reports

The year’s 3.2 trillion vehicle miles traveled is 87.5 billion more miles than were traveled in 2015, FHWA reports.

Diesel continues streak of flat pricing

The country's average diesel price has remained with a 3-cent window to this point in 2017.

Arizona installs pavement sensors on I-40 for identifying icy road conditions

ADOT installed the sensors in three locations along I-40 west of Flagstaff, which will help the agency forecast the likelihood of ice forming on the ...

Traffic fatalities top 40,000 for first time since 2007, prelim report shows

The National Safety Council's 40,200 fatalities estimate for 2016 is a 6 percent increase over 2015’s highway fatalities, and a 14 percent increase over 2014’s ...

Maine follows N.H., suspends hours regs for heating fuel haulers

Winter weather in New Hampshire and Maine, and the potential for flooding in Northern California has prompted each state's governor to issue emergency declarations, suspending ...
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