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Here's how to get your under-21 drivers insured
Insurance providers say age doesn't matter; it's about experience. But the courts look at the trucking company and its training and safety programs. Here's what the experts have to say about those programs and onboarding 18-year-old drivers.
June 30, 2022
Biden warns oil and gas companies to get prices down
President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a scathing letter calling on oil and gas companies to take steps to reduce fuel prices or face the full might of the federal government's power to intervene.
June 15, 2022
Bill takes aim at curbing 'unjust and unreasonable' fees charged to motor carriers at ports
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 targets "unjust and unreasonable demurrage and detention fees." American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said such a bill has "been a long time coming.”
June 14, 2022
New Jersey again takes the top spot for trucking bottlenecks
As traffic rebounded from years prior, average rush hour truck speeds fell 11% in 2021.
February 9, 2022
Trucking orgs reactions mixed to Biden's trucking action plan
Fleet group lauds the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan for its attention on recruitment but driver group says it comes up short on solving retention.
December 20, 2021
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Biden administration unveils plan for helping fleets with driver recruitment, retention
Admins say the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan would solve "headwinds that have been laid bare by the pandemic."
December 16, 2021
Canadian province eyes legislation requiring bathroom access for truck drivers
Ontario looking to mandate bathroom access for truckers; Shippers conditions improving; Mack Trucks dealer Northwest Equipment Sales gets EV certification.
October 22, 2021
TCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandate
The logistics of vaccinating professional truck drivers in an irregular operating environment is a concern.
September 17, 2021
Trucking stakeholders support FET repeal
Trucking group supports the repeal of the highest excise tax on a percentage basis that Congress levies on a product. Also: Volvo rolls out contract service offering; Teamsters Union scores another win within XPO.
July 23, 2021
Vehicle miles traveled tax not as clear-cut as it might seem
A VMT tax has long been seen as potentially a more consistent stream of infrastructure funding.
March 27, 2021
Program aiming to cut emissions could drive fuel costs
Estimates of between 9 and more than 50 cents per gallon could be felt at the pump should diesel fuel wholesalers pass the added costs onto customers.
December 22, 2020
Ford unveils 2022 E-Transit with 40% reduction in total cost of ownership
Ford continues to embrace California’s zero-emissions policies and the Paris Agreement with its reveal of the 2022 E-Transit van. Details here on CCJ.
November 13, 2020
Bill Gates nixes electric long-haul, supports alt fuel
In a recent blog post, Bill Gates explained the impracticality of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking and the need for bio-fuels instead. Details on CCJ.
September 10, 2020
Critics charge CARB’s latest emissions regs as ‘cost-prohibitive, infeasible, unenforceable and illegal’
Many industry critics believe CARB's proposed Low NOx Heavy-Duty Omnibus Regulations are too costly, illegal, and lack scientific backing. Learn more on CCJ.
August 24, 2020
Paccar stepping up fuel cell and electric truck production
Paccar is delivering hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth T680 trucks as well as battery-electric Peterbilt drayage trucks to several customers. Details here on CCJ.
July 27, 2020
Cummins demos cylinder deactivation tech in its X15 engine
The technology also achieves CO2 reductions through improvements in combustion and reductions in pumping work.
April 22, 2020
Fleets can now comment on EPA’s push to revamp federal emissions regs
The pre-rule notes that EPA hopes to target high NOx emissions during engine warmup and idling periods and when emissions controls deteriorate over time, along with crankcases that can emit emissions. Comments are open for 30 days.
January 21, 2020
Growing renewable and biodiesel market could offset potential rise in diesel prices 2020
With ultra-low sulfur diesel prices projected to rise due to maritime diesel regulations, fleets are turning to alternative fuels like biodiesel. Details here.
January 12, 2020
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Service and repair
Maintaining proper tire pressure presents 'huge opportunity in today's volatile fuel market'
Aside from keeping an eye on the numbers at the pumps, tire experts advise keeping a close eye on tire pressure to help maximize fuel economy at a time when fuel prices have reached historic highs.
Supreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industry
Growth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022
Kenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem company
USA Truck acquired by DB Schenker
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