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Indicators: Spot rates soar to multi-year highs

In line with reports of a record-tight spot market in December, per-mile rates shot upwards again in the month, according to monthly rates data from Truckstop.com. The number of available ...

Preventable or not: Trucker’s wide left doesn’t go right

Trucker John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this a preventable accident?

Celadon opens driver welcome center with housing, dining, clinics and more

Celadon Trucking has opened a new driver welcome center in Indianapolis with 104 single occupancy rooms, dining options, a health clinic, business center, laundry facilities, private showers, a driver lounge ...

Los Angeles sues three drayage carriers, claiming they misclassified drivers as contractors

The latest entry in the ongoing disputes in Southern California: The city government of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against three Southern California-based trucking companies, claiming the fleets wrongly ...
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Indicators: Dry van market closes 2017 with record-high rates, load availability; trucking employment dips

The load-to-truck ratio on the spot market in the dry van segment closed December with a record-high 9-to-1 load-to-truck ratio, according to DAT Solutions -- the most tilted load-to-truck ...

Preventable or not? Trucker’s rig mauled by mall maniac

As trucker John Doe prepared to turn, a four-wheeler rocketed out of a shopping mall and crashed into his truck’s right fender. Was this a preventable accident?

Congress set to take up trucking reforms, confirmation of FMCSA chief and infrastructure spending this session

Lawmakers in the House and Senate return to Washington this week for the start of the first Congressional session of 2018, and a few hot issues related to trucking could ...

Preventable or not? Driver’s U-turn goes awry

As truck driver John Doe attempted a wide U-turn from the left lane, he struck a car that had pulled up next to him in the right lane. Was this ...

Dart Network promotes Langley to president

Dart Network (CCJ Top 250, No. 58) announced that James Langley has been promoted to president of three of its companies: Dart Holding Co., Highway Sales and Logistics. Langley has more ...

Indicators: Shippers ‘feeling the pinch’ of tight truck market

Market conditions for shippers and carriers have "diverged dramatically" in recent months, says FTR, with tight truck capacity pushing rates higher and swinging the market in carriers' favor.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Disruptions loom: E-commerce, shifting freight patterns, smaller vehicles all on the way

Analysts predict economic disruptions and changing freight patterns will spur the trucking industry to lean more heavily on less-than-truckload hauls, medium-duty straight trucks and vans, shorter routes and final-mile delivery.