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Top 250 fleet acquired by equity firm

Watkins is a family-owned refrigerated carrier founded in the mid-1930s that operates primarily in the Southeast. The company operates more than 200 tractors and 400 reefer trailers.

Carrier consensus on speed limiter mandate: 65 mph and retroactive; truckers remain ‘vehemently’ opposed

60 mph? 65? Though the majority of commenters who filed formal feedback with the U.S. DOT on its proposal to mandate speed governors in the trucking industry adamantly oppose such ...

EEOC files lawsuit against major fleet for alleged illegal denial of employment

Stevens Transport allegedly told Bill Brown he could not be hired “per company policy” because of the medication he takes to control his bipolar disorder.

Video: 360-view of the new electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor

A 360-degree look at the new Nikola One, a hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 tractor that touts 1,000-hp and zero tailpipe emissions.
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Emergency breakdown services offer convenience, uptime boost

Among the benefits of using a breakdown service vendor – aside from not being stranded roadside – is they act like somewhat of an Angie’s List for truckers, allowing the ...

With recent jump, diesel prices near 2016 high mark

The highest price of the year was $2.481 per gallon, set during the week ending Oct. 17. This week’s jump also ends a run of four consecutive weeks of falling ...

Indicators: Flatbed rates dip, reefer and van climb

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly showed positive movement in November, according to monthly transactional data from Truckstop.com. Rates for van and reefer gained several cents in the month, ...

Trucking employment continues upward momentum in November

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,100 jobs in November, according to the Department of Labor’s most recent report. The highlight of the month’s employment report, however, was the DOL’s upward ...

Trucking Alliance adds two more Top 250 carriers as members

The Trucking Alliance, a coalition of some of the largest carriers in the country, has added KLLM Transport Services (No. 33 in the CCJ Top 250) and Cargo Transporters (No. ...

SmartDrive extends always-on recording storage capability, enhances base video capture platform workflow

SmartDrive Systems announced new add-ons within its video and safety intelligence platform that target high priority areas for fleets.

One week remains to comment on DOT’s proposed speed limiter mandate

Carriers have until Dec. 7 to file comments on the DOT's proposed speed limiter mandate. Here's the link to do so.

Indicators: Soft freight demand, excess capacity continue to drag rates

Linehaul rates, though up month to month, continued a streak of eight months of year-over-year losses. Conditions for shippers, however, could signal a looming period of rate growth.

Overtime rule derailed in court; ATA glad to see rule halted

For trucking companies, the rule meant dispatchers, back-office workers and any other employees in a salaried position making less than $47,500 a year would have been entitled to overtime pay ...