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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 continue to climb following major hurricanes

The U.S. saw 4.4-cent increase in diesel prices, on average, during the most recent week.

Front axle weight issue prompts recall of certain 2017-18 Western Star 4900 trucks

Daimler Trucks is recalling a few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

Irma closes major highways in Florida

Many bridges in Florida are under a high wind advisory, and truckers and other motorists are urged to use caution when crossing any bridges in ...

FMCSA declares regional emergency ahead of Irma landfall, suspends certian regs

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao issued the declaration for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, along with the two territories, with Hurricane ...

Construction group seeks hours exemptions for asphalt haulers

The National Asphalt Pavement Association has requested an exemption to allow asphalt mixture hauling drivers to use on-duty waiting time to satisfy the 30-minute rest ...
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Hours regs suspended in Oregon, Washington for wildfire relief haulers

I-84 is closed in Oregon in both directions between milemarker 17 in Troutdale and milemarker 62 at Hood River, according to the Oregon DOT.

Fuel prices soar as result of Harvey

Diesel prices increased by an average of 15.3 cents across the nation during the week to an average of $2.758 per gallon, according to the ...

Public meeting regarding changes to CSA system set for Friday

FMCSA will discuss the National Academies of Sciences' findings regarding the CSA system, along with the recommended changes to it. All attendees, whether attending in ...

Cargo theft likely to increase over Labor Day weekend

To combat theft over the extended weekend, the firm recommends that truckers and trucking companies confirm with receivers their hours of operation to cut down ...

Recalls issued for some 2018 Internationals, Trail King gooseneck trailers

Approximately 224 model year 2018 International HX and LT series trucks with Cummins ISX15 Performance Series engines are being recalled for a fuel pump issue, ...

Diesel prices top $2.60 mark for first time in over two years

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.605, up nine-tenths of a cent from the previous week. The ...

States place restrictions on oversized trucks ahead of eclipse

The U.S. DOT has published tips for all drivers, including truckers, for driving during the total eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Several states, including Oregon, ...

Bandit truck racing’s inaugural season exceeding expectations, second season confirmed

The inaugural season has been so successful, the series has announced it will be back for its second season in 2018. While he’s not ready ...

Faulty spotlight fuse prompts recall of nearly 6,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt trucks

Affected trucks include 2013-2017 Kenworth T680 and T880 models manufactured between Jan. 25, 2012, and Nov. 10, 2016, and 2013-2016 Peterbilt 567 and 579 models ...