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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 hit two-year high with most recent jump

The week’s 1.7-cent increase, the seventh consecutive week with an increase, brought the nation’s average price for diesel to $2.598 per gallon. The last time ...

Diesel prices surge in recent weeks

The 5-cent increase brings the U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.581, the highest prices have been since the week ending May ...

Tow hook, fuel pump issues prompt recalls of 2,500-plus Freightliner, Western Star trucks

More than 2,500 Freightliner and Western Star trucks, ranging from severe duty to Class 8 long-haul tractors, are included in two separate recalls, according to ...
The entry-level driver training NPRM is projected to clear OMB Dec. 18 and be published in the Federal Register Dec. 28.

FMCSA: States can take out-of-state CLP applications of any potential trucker

FMCSA is issuing regulatory guidance to clarify that states can choose to accept out-of-state commercial learner’s permit (CLP) applications and administer the general knowledge test ...

Hino granted exemption to mount safety tech cameras lower on windshields

In the notice, FMCSA says based on the technical specs of the cameras, there is no indication the cameras would obstruct the view of drivers. ...
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After latest Boileau win, Bandit Big Rig Series points standings tighten

Proffitt and Morgan, whose trucks were not able to finish the race following their crash, finished the race in 13th and 14th place, respectively. As ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

Diesel prices climbed 6.6 cents during July, according to the DOE’s numbers.

Hours regs suspension extended for drought in Dakotas, N.C. adds waiver too

A Regional Emergency Declaration was declared by FMCSA for North Dakota and South Dakota, extending an hours-of-service regulations suspension in the states. An extended power ...

Paccar recalls more than 1,700 new Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for potential fuel pump issue

Affected trucks are equipped with certain Cummins ISX15 engines.

Trucks with older engines exempt from ELD mandate, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted new guidance for the electronic logging device mandate that exempts trucks equipped with model year 1999 engines ...

Trucking company, driver involved in high-profile smuggling case reportedly have checkered pasts

The driver of the tractor-trailer that was found to be smuggling dozens of immigrants, 10 of whom have died, in San Antonio over the weekend ...

After 10 found dead in tractor-trailer, trucker charged with illegally transporting immigrants

Thirty-nine undocumented immigrants were found in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio late Saturday night. As of Monday morning, 10 of them have ...

Diesel prices remain tame, but climb in most recent week

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.342 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.441 per gallon.

Diesel prices hover around $2.50 per gallon

Prices increased in all but two regions during the week, with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest region, where prices rose by 1.7 ...
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