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Indicators: Freight volume on the upswing

Truckload freight volume rose 8 percent in December from November, according to DAT’s North American Freight Index, marking the sixth consecutive month for spot market freight growth. Reefer freight volume ...

Survey: Shippers expect freight volumes to climb in 2017

Shippers mostly expect freight movement to grow in 2017, according to a survey of more than 2,200 shippers recently conducted by Averitt Express, one of the country’s largest carriers.

CCJ MarketPulse: Fleets optimistic about 2017

MarketPulse survey respondents are increasingly bullish about business conditions over the next six months, with 56.5 percent of respondents expecting business conditions to improve. That and more from this month's ...

Former trucking executive sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for fraud, tax evasion

The former owner of a company that bought and sold trucking companies was sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to pay $270,000 in restitution Wednesday following ...
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Trucking employment rally continued in December with 1,400-job hike

Trucking industry employment in December grew by 1,400 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s preliminary Employment Situation Report released Jan. 6. Following a turbulent first half of 2016, December’s job ...

Managing uptime: Selecting an aftermarket partner

A fully staffed service bay is of no benefit if it takes days or weeks to find needed parts.

FMCSA, states using new investigative techniques in carriers’ on-site compliance reviews

The U.S. DOT is honing the techniques it uses to perform on-site compliance reviews of trucking companies by expanding the number of interviews performed with carrier employees and checking carriers’ ...

Driver training rule: OOIDA wants FMCSA to restore minimum behind-the-wheel hours requirement

Four groups have partnered in petitioning FMCSA to halt the implementation of its entry-level driver training rule until the agency restores the requirement that driver trainees perform 30 hours of ...

Latest on rates: Van jumps while reefer and flatbed hold

Per-mile rates in all three major truckload segments tumbled from early 2015 through late 2016. Truckstop.com-reported averages in recent months reveal rates have stabilized. In December, van rates surged. Reefer ...

The 10 U.S. counties with the most cargo thefts

Between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2016, there were 329 cargo thefts reported in Los Angeles County, the report states.

Daseke announces plans to go public via $626 million merger

The Addison, Texas-based flatbed and specialized carrier will receive $626 million in newly issued Hennessy shares. Hennessy, already a publicly traded company, will change its name to Daseke, Inc., and ...

Schneider files docs with SEC to go public

Schneider National (No. 8 in the CCJ top 250) announced it has filed its application with SEC to trade Class B common stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Schneider ...

Some petroleum haulers get temporary hours of service exemption in Montana

Citing "extremely harsh winter conditions," the declaration allows drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to waive hours-of-service regulations.