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Proposed truck speed governor rule hints at 60, 65 and 68 mph as limits

Sometime within the next few years, truck speeds will likely be electronically governed to somewhere between 60-mph and 68-mph, according to a proposed DOT rule released Aug. 26. The agencies ...

Indicators: Trucking adds 3,400 jobs in August

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment grew by 3,400 jobs in August, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The DOL also upwardly revised July’s gains to 2,200.

Driver turnover dips to lowest level since 2011 on heels of weak freight

“As we hopefully approach the end of this period of elevated inventories later this year, freight demand will pick back up leading to increased demand for drivers and higher turnover ...

FMCSA upholds 30-minute break rule following CVSA request to nix it from hours regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month denied a petition made by North American truck inspectors asking the agency to rescind the 30-minute break required by current hours ...

Rates could jump 15-20 percent with ELD mandate, expert says

ATBS' Todd Amen says the mandate will create a “truck shortage,” likely to equivalent to about 200,000 to 300,000 trucks, he says. “You lose 10 to 20 percent of your ...

Cargo theft firms warn industry of increased theft risk around Labor Day

FreightWatch recommends for drivers and others involved in logistics to make sure safety protocols are up-to-date and that they are using industry best practices for in-transit and warehouse operations.

Indicators: Spot market rates outpacing contract rates since recession, rates lag market by several months

Insight into spot market pricing vs. contract rates, based on research conducted by FTR and Truckstop.com.

Rule to set minimum driver training standards moves step closer to publication

If the Final Rule matches up with the proposed rule released earlier this year in March, FMCSA will implement a core curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL and require ...

Diesel prices top $2.40 per gallon mark following two big jumps

With a 3.9-cent increase during the week ending Aug. 29, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.409, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Werner driver named Trucking’s Top Rookie

A Werner Enterprises driver from Evington, Virginia, last week received the 2016 Trucking’s Top Rookie Award in ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas

Trucking’s disruptors: e-commerce and uberization, panel says

Trucking companies involved in e-commerce can look forward to "multiple years of tremendous growth," predicts Covenant Transportation Group President David Parker, due in large part to millennial consumers who want ...

Panel: U.S. carriers increasingly opting for automated tech, advanced safety systems

Driverless trucks may not be around the corner, but automation and advanced safety technology still appears to be making itself at home in North American fleets. At least that was ...

Shippers changing behavior due to e-commerce, panelists say

A panel of leading economic and business leaders in the trucking industry discussed the changes and evolution of shipping behavior during the CCJ Market Movers program at the Great American ...