CCJ Top 250
California contractor law: Likely next steps, pivots for truckers if enforced
Many feel indiscriminate application of AB 5 to trucking is like carpet-bombing a legitimate business model in leasing owner-ops, when the weapon the state needs is already in its tool belt, a hammer for tax dodgers 1099'ing drivers who own no equipment.
May 7, 2021
Trucking calls on House Democrats to reject liability insurance hike
Trucking joins group petition asking members of the U.S. House of Representatives to reject an increase of motor carriers’ minimum liability insurance requirements. Also: Nikola expects to kick off BEV, fuel cell test with port partner.
May 7, 2021
Labor Dept.'s independent contractor rule withdrawn
The Department of Labor has officially withdrawn the late-Trump-era rulemaking that would have defined 'independent contractor' within the FLSA. Also: TuSimple partners with insurance firm to assess autonomous safety; Lytx cams optional on Volvo trucks.
May 6, 2021
FMCSA evaluating driver vision standard at upcoming meeting
The agency's Medical Review Board will evaluate comments received on a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the vision standard for truck drivers. Also: New risk-management app from Overhaul; seasonal weight restrictions lifted in Mich.; more.
May 5, 2021
Regs violations fines increased; thousands of Internationals recalled
DOT has increased fines across all agencies, including FMCSA, for regulations violations. Also: Navistar is recalling more than 10,000 International trucks; Daimler launching products, services to support electric truck buyers; more.
May 4, 2021
Don’t Miss Out
Get the business tips, industry insights and trending news every trucking professional needs to know in the CCJ newsletter.
CVSA Roadcheck inspection is about data, not zeal
You are no more or less likely to get dinged for a violation this week than you were last week if you're skirting the rules.
May 4, 2021
Fuel haulers seek COVID hours of service waiver
Several national organizations that advocate for truck stops, travel centers and convenience stores petitioned FMCSA to have fuel haulers added to the COVID hours of service waiver. Also: New names for several Paccar Powertrain components.
May 3, 2021
Roadcheck hotspots: States with highest inspection and lights/hours violation intensity
Overdrive's latest CSA's Data Trail update, bringing in 2020 data: States ranked high for inspection intensity show high likelihood of inspecting a truck in normal times, perhaps more so during the May 4-6 Roadcheck event.
April 30, 2021
Set and follow best practices to lower light and HOS infractions
This year's Roadcheck takes place May 4-6 with an emphasis on lighting, the 'number one vehicle violation' and hours-of-service which continue to rank as the top cause for out-of-service driver violations. CCJ talked with experts about both.
April 29, 2021
Federal court says California's AB 5 applies to trucking
A three-judge panel voted Wednesday to overturn an injunction that exempted the trucking industry from the ABC independent contractor test. The California Trucking Association is vowing to continue the fight, which requires an appeal to SCOTUS.
April 28, 2021
'Not one certified ELD for Canada,' CVSA says
As Canada's new ELD regulation arrives in less than two months, some fleets are under the false impression that they're already compliant according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
April 28, 2021
GOP infrastructure plan is heavy on roads and bridges
The GOP plan earmarks more than 52% of its funds for roads and bridges.
April 22, 2021
Exhaust induction boosts MPG, reduces emissions and maintenance
Leonard's Express sees high fuel economy gains with SPIER System that cuts emissions and DPF maintenance with exhaust induction.
April 21, 2021
FMCSA wants to further delay electronic medical certification rule's implementation
The rule's implementation was previously delayed until June 2021, and FMCSA now wants it delayed until 2025. Also: Kinedyne offering cargo securement training ahead of Roadcheck.
April 21, 2021
Biden announces pick for FMCSA Administrator
FMCSA's current acting administrator, Meera Joshi, will have to be confirmed by the Senate before officially being named FMCSA Administrator. Also: Yellow announces leadership changes; and Women in Trucking's Driver of the Year finalists named.
April 15, 2021
Support mounts for under-21 interstate drivers
In order to qualify for the proposed apprenticeship program, candidates must complete at least 400 hours of additional training.
April 14, 2021
Diesel cylinder deactivation reduces NOx by 74%
As emissions rules tighten, diesel cylinder deactivation testing by Cummins and Tula shows big NOx reductions and double-digit gains in fuel efficiency.
April 13, 2021
Highway safety makes up half of NTSB's annual 'Most Wanted' list
Among the agency's 10 initiatives was eliminating speed-related crashes; protecting vulnerable road users; preventing impaired driving; requiring collision-avoidance tech and eliminating distracted driving.
April 7, 2021
Page 1 of 121
How to make more informed asset purchase decisions
Maintenance and repair data will also show abnormally high-cost trends that you should analyze and leverage in the component specification selection process.
Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
Component drag on truck and trailer builds improving, "but not a lot"
Why is driver utilization so low?
How to (and how not to) use trucking telematics
Get all the info on the top 250 trucking companies in America
View, sort and download the trucking industry’s most comprehensive ranking of for-hire carriers in North America, based on a blend of metrics including fleet size, annual revenue and number of drivers.
Get the free report
How to Grow & Scale Your Repair Shop
Ever thought about starting your own diesel repair shop? Fullbay’s expanded guide will show you the necessary steps to bring your new business into the world.