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Ports in Pacific northwest delay emissions compliance to 2019 for those who register

After protest by a bevy of drayage-truck owner-operators serving container ports at Seattle and Tacoma in Washington with pre-2007-emissions truck engines, managers engaged with the Northwest Seaport Alliance have agreed ...

Indicators: Trucking capacity ‘maxed out’ as spot market rates hit record highs

Market conditions tilted more heavily in carriers' favor in December, according to FTR's monthly Trucking Conditions Index, which signals that capacity "is essentially maxed out." DAT reports load availability and ...

Trump releases infrastructure plan that calls on tolls, state money to pick up the tab

President Trump on Monday unveiled his administration’s long-teased plan to revamp U.S. infrastructure funding, calling for leaning more heavily on funding from the private sector and from states and localities, ...

Tesla founder Musk expects 100K Semi orders annually by 2022, thinks truck will exceed previously announced specs

Tesla will not confirm total truck orders to-date, but speculation swirls that number could be anywhere between just more than 1,000 to several thousand. 
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Schneider expands use of driver surveys from Stay Metrics

Schneider — a customer of Stay Metrics since March 2016 and one of the nation's largest truckload carriers — will increase its use of Stay Metrics’ Driver Survey products by ...

Preventable or not: Trucker pained by four-wheeler’s lane switch

Truck driver John Doe tried to avoid a four-wheeler that steered into his lane, but his rig jackknifed and slid off the road into a light pole. Was this a ...

Truck orders skyrocketed in January, reaching nearly 50k in a single month

According to a report Friday from ACT Research, preliminary North America Class 5-8 net orders show the trucking industry booked 80,400 units last month. Class 8 orders accounted for 48,700 ...

Indicators: Spot market rates sky high in January, trucking employment ticks up

Per-mile rates on the spot market in all three major truckload segments gained again in January, according to monthly rates data from Truckstop.com. Reefer and dry van rates hit at ...

Judge denies former Arrow Trucking CEO’s request for early prison release

A motion made by the former CEO of the defunct Arrow Trucking to have his prison sentence reduced has been denied. James Douglas Pielsticker is serving a 7.5-year prison term ...

Indicators: Tight capacity keeps market pressures for shippers in ‘solidly negative territory’

"Markets will adjust as we move through the year. Carriers will add some capacity, and shippers will develop more ‘carrier-friendly’ operations. However, that will not stop the market from being ...

20 fleets recognized as 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For

The carriers in the program must have at least 10 trucks and be nominated by a company driver or owner-operator. TCA says the fleets are being recognized “for providing exemplary ...

Preventable or not: Doe tears off receivers’ dock door after it rolls down on trailer

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpected began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

All signs point to a healthy 2018, but threats remain

If freight trends in 2018 continue where they left off in 2017, the trucking industry should be in for a great year, allowing carriers to give drivers long-overdue pay raises, ...