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Articles by Matt Cole

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Proposed rule to amend medical qualifications for drivers with diabetes open for comment

A proposed rule in the Federal Register would amend the FMCSA’s medical qualification standards to allow drivers with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to operate commercial ...

ATA requests 30-minute break exemption on certain hazardous materials loads

The American Trucking Associations has asked the Department of Transportation to grant hazmat haulers an exemption from the 30-minute break requirement of the Federal Motor ...

Earnings roundup: Daimler, Cummins post increased first quarter revenues

Daimler Trucks and Cummins announced their first quarter earnings, and both companies showed increased revenues over the same period the previous year.

Kenworth adds Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines

Kenworth has added Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on selected, new Kenworth Class 8 on-highway trucks.

Earnings report roundup: J.B. Hunt, Marten, Knight, Landstar, Heartland, Werner, Swift

Some of the country's largest fleets all posted financial gains in the first quarter.

Ryder named Trucking Company of Year at Oil and Gas Awards

Ryder System, Inc. was named the Trucking Company of the Year at the recent 2015 Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Awards ceremony in Houston, Texas.

Diesel prices increase for second consecutive week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased three cents over the last week.

Earnings report roundup: Paccar revenue jumps, Volvo sales see boost

Paccar and Volvo Trucks released their first quarter earnings this week, with Paccar (parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth) reporting a big jump in revenue, ...

Con-way drivers deal another blow to Teamsters’ efforts at carrier

The Teamsters Union suffered another blow from Con-way Freight as employees at the company's facility in Buffalo, N.Y., voted to reject representation by the union.

Diesel price jumps, ending five-week string of price drops

The U.S.’ average price is now $2.78, which is $1.191 lower than the same week last year.

ATRI looking for carrier input for annual trucking costs report

The American Transportation Research Institute launched an online survey Thursday as part of its annual data collection to produce its 2014 Operational Costs of Trucking ...

Shippers press rail group to disclose truck size/weight lobbying activities

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is calling for transparency from the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks in regards to its tactics to fight increases to truck ...

DOD wants extension of HOS exemption for carriers moving weapons, other sensitive cargo

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested a renewal of its exemption from certain parts of federal hours-of-service rules.

HireRight parent company files for bankruptcy, some drivers being notified

Some truck drivers are receiving notifications of Altegrity, Inc.'s bankruptcy plans. Altegrity is affiliated with HireRight, who conducts background checks on drivers for carriers.
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