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Indicators: Trucking employment slips by 1,600 jobs

Trucking industry employment has been choppy the entirety of the year, having gained big in February and March before falling the last four out of the last five months.

Preventable or not: Driver can’t sneak by snack van

As John Doe was squeaking his straight truck by a parked van in a narrow space, the van’s driver opened the rear doors, one of which was damaged by Doe’s ...

FMCSA suspends hours regs for fuel haulers in 26 states

An anticipated shortage of fuel, such as gasoline and diesel, prompted the hours waiver. Truckers hauling emergency relief loads to Texas ans Louisiana are also exempt.
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Partnership aims for 100,000 driver apprenticeships

A new partnership will expand apprenticeship opportunities in the transportation and logistics sectors, with an extra emphasis on military veterans, by helping them enter an accredited commercial driver license school.

Melton driver named Trucking’s Top Rookie, takes home $10,000 prize

A Georgia flatbedder was named the 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie award winner during a ceremony today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Daniel Shonebarger, from Columbus, won the award, which ...

Preventable or not? Deer delivers dilemma to truck operator

Trucker John Doe avoided hitting a deer that raced in front of him on the highway, only to sideswipe a guardrail and destroy his right front fender. Was this a ...

FMCSA officials, inspectors talk carriers’ role in ELD edits and malfunctions, roadside enforcement

With the Dec. 18 deadline for electronic logging device compliance approaching, federal officials and Texas state inspectors were on hand at the Great American Trucking Show to answer questions surrounding ...

Used truck prices holding firm, down about 8% to last year

Pricing on the retail side has leveled out, opening a new market to some owners who had been waiting to make new purchases.

Inland Kenworth wins top truck dealer award

Inland Kenworth was one of five finalists for the fifth annual award, which this year was sponsored by Automann and Premium 2000.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How one major carrier uses business intelligence to simplify safety, compliance processes

Besides creating a BI system to manage real-time compliance data, MVT uses BI technology daily to chart its progress and create new strategies. Managers use various reports in their daily ...

Indicators: Tonnage leveled in July, ‘Trucking Conditions’ decline

The capacity restrictions expected from the looming electronic logging device mandate “is now seen as likely shorter than expected,” says FTR, who also predicts conditions to be rocky over the ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Where to start with business intelligence platforms

BI platforms come in many shapes and sizes. Fleet management systems are often the entry point and catalyst for why fleets decide to invest in BI technology.