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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. 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.

Amazon eyes entrance to trucking, report says

Unlike other companies attempting to "uberize" trucking, Amazon brings to the table a critical mass of freight, already moving through the company's distribution centers.

Managing uptime: Letting a vendor manage your parts inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) transfers the burden of having the parts ready to the supplier.

Personalized hours of service? Fatigue monitoring tech paves the way

The systems are coming to market rapidly, and carriers are taking an interest in them quickly, as fatigue monitoring technologies such as wearables, smartphone-based tests and camera systems could pave ...

DOT shuts down owner-operator following fatal crash

A post-crash investigation by FMCSA safety investigators found that at the time of the crash, Mr. Kamau was medically disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Investigators ...

2016: Hours of service, inspection blitzes steal the show

A look at the 10 most popular trucking stories from 2016.

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in November, more gains expected

The amount of freight moved by for-hire carriers, as measured by ATA’s monthly Truck Tonnage Index, jumped 8.2 percent in November from October, ATA reported this week. Compared to November ...