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Articles by Matt Cole

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

Slight dip in fuel prices ends 10-week surge

Diesel prices dropped by just three-tenths of a cent during the most recent week, bringing the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel ...

Explosion damages Kentucky UPS facility

An explosion rocked a UPS Freight facility in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday morning when a truck and trailer with an acetylene tank exploded in a building. ...

Diesel prices up for tenth straight week

During the week ending May 28, prices increased in all regions except the Gulf Coast, which dropped by a tenth of a cent. The most ...

Fuel prices jump for ninth consecutive week

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.055 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $3.163 per gallon.

Cargo theft firms report declining theft numbers in 2018

According to CargoNet, the combined number of cargo theft reports in the U.S. and Canada dropped 23 percent year-over-year. SensiGuard’s figures show a 22 percent ...
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FMCSA: Truck-involved fatal crashes rose slightly in 2016

According to FMCSA, there were approximately 475,000 police-reported crashes with large trucks in 2016, and less than 1 percent were fatal crashes, while 22 percent caused ...

Diesel prices jump nearly 7 cents a gallon in most recent week

With another gain in diesel prices last week, truckers are paying at least $3 per gallon in all regions across the country for the first ...

Diesel prices continue spring upswing

With the latest increase, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.171, up 1.4 cents over last week’s national average, according to ...

FMCSA to delay system streamlining drivers’ medical certification reporting

The multi-faceted rule, part of which took effect in January 2015, requires FMCSA to electronically transmit to state licensing agencies the results of drivers’ medical certifications ...

Diesel prices rise to highest mark since 2014

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.157, up 2.4 cents from last week, and up 18.4 cents over the ...

Independence Day fireworks haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

APA says with the “unique nature of the fireworks industry,” using ELDs would “impose a substantial financial burden on members because it would require them ...

Navistar recalls more than 10,000 International trucks over fire extinguisher recall

Trucks equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button “Pindicator” fire extinguishers are included in most recent recall from Navistar, according to National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Former trucker gets consecutive life sentences for role in deadly 2017 human smuggling case

According to a report from the San Antonio Express-News, the judge in the case equated former owner-operator James Matthew Bradley Jr.’s actions to torture. Ten ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

Another 2.9-cent increase in diesel prices has the U.S.' average for a gallon of diesel at $3.133.

Preliminary numbers indicate highway deaths nearly unchanged from 2016

Preliminary numbers from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in 2017 dipped slightly, claiming 40,100 lives across the U.S.