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Articles by Matt Cole

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

Diesel prices jumped 4.5 cents last week

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.070 – the highest point since the week ending Jan. 5, 2015.

2017 saw record-low cargo theft numbers, report says

Cargo thefts incidents dropped by approximately 12 percent in 2017 when compared to 2016. CargoNet attributes much of the decline to successful law enforcement investigations ...

ATRI unveils U.S.’ top 10 freight bottlenecks

ATRI bases its list on average speeds, compiled using GPS data from more than 800,000 trucks at 300 congested locations across the country. Here are ...

ELD compliance delay sought by Sikh, Punjabi trucker groups

SikhsPAC and the North American Punjabiz Trucker Association are requesting the delay for their “fresh produce shipper and small truck business members,” the exemption request ...

TRALA requests ELD waiver for rental trucks through end of 2018

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has officially been granted its request for a 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate until April 19. ...
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Diesel prices tick up above $3 per gallon

For the first time in three years, the national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel topped $3 this month.

FMCSA extends comment periods on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers’ hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal ...

I-10, other major interstates remain closed in Louisiana from winter storm

A number of interstates are closed in Louisiana, including a large section of I-10 from LaFayette to Slidell. Other interstates impacted by ice in Louisiana ...

Recalls issued for 1,200 Pete, KW tractors over transmission issue

According to NHTSA documents, Paccar is recalling approximately 1,222 model year 2018 Kenworth T680 and T800 and Peterbilt 567 and 579 tractors equipped with certain ...

Diesel prices up again, ProMiles reports

The Department of Energy’s fuel report wasn’t available Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but if its numbers reflect ProMiles’ numbers, the ...

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 ...