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Indicators: Tonnage down in December, up for 2017

For all of 2017, the index was up 3.7 percent from 2016. This was the largest annual gain since 2013's 6.1 percent jump from 2012.

Tax law means savings for fleets, changes in equipment depreciation

Though the sweeping tax overhaul enacted in late December cuts taxes for big fleets structured as C Corporations, it also likely means annual tax savings for smaller trucking companies, too, ...

Video: Pickup clips trucker’s bumper after veering to merge — Preventable or not?

A pickup driver veered in front of truck driver John Doe in a quick-merge situation, clipping the truck's front bumper in the process. Could Doe have prevented this crash?

Driver pay increases likely to be carriers’ biggest ‘cost pressure’ in 2018

Speaking as part of the analysis firm's "State of Freight" series of webinars, FTR Transportation Intelligence Vice President of Research Avery Vise outlined a series of marketplace conditions that point ...
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Navigating drug testing requirements as state laws increasingly conflict with federal regs

A new law in Maine forbids employers from refusing job applicants or firing employees for testing positive for marijuana use. But the issue is clear for trucking: The DOT still ...

More clean inspections: Enforcement change or improved compliance?

What's behind the rise in the number of clean inspections?

Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

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 ...