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Point-counterpoint: Owner-operator and carrier interest groups spar over ELDs and speed limiters, harp on need for truck parking

Once again making clear the sometimes wide divide between large and small carriers on some of the industry’s key regulatory and operational issues, Todd Spencer of OOIDA and Ted Scott ...

FMCSA’s proposed carrier rating reforms ‘a sham,’ rely too heavily on CSA scores, transpo attorney says

“All stakeholders should recognize this proposal is bad for competition and for carriers both small and large,” Seaton told attendees Tuesday, May 11, at CCJ’s Spring Symposium in Birmingham, ...

Charts: 1Q revenue, income figures show declines from 2015 for some of country’s top carriers

Quarterly earnings reports for the first three months of 2016 from some the country's largest publicly traded companies show the quarter was a bit tougher than the same period in ...

CCJ’s Spring Symposium starts today: How to follow sessions on trucking regs, equipment spec’ing and more

The event for fleet managers and executives will feature sessions on preparing for the Safety Fitness Determination rule, spec'ing equipment for fuel efficiency and building a business around technology.
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Diesel prices rise to highest point since mid-December

Diesel prices have jumped up to their highest point since mid-December after another increase in prices during the week ending May 16.

N.C.-based trucking company alleging FMCSA discriminates against its Chinese drivers

North Carolina-based, Asian-owned trucking company Truse Trucking is alleging it has been discriminated against by the FMCSA because it employs Chinese drivers whose primary language is not English.

Used truck prices continue decline

Late spring and early summer months could see incremental improvements in demand as lower truck prices lure some buyers off the fence.

Report: Shippers demanding rate decreases from carriers

Under a brief investment report titled “Shippers continue to bludgeon rates,” by trucking financial research group Stifel Transportation comes this gem: A large dry van carrier recently told the firm ...

Expert on new regs for food haulers: Shippers run the show

Shippers must set not only sanitation requirements for carriers’ equipment, but also pre-cooling requirements for reefer loads and periodic training for carrier personnel, drivers included, who may interact with food ...

Rule to set up CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse expected in August, speed limiter rule soon

The rule will establish a database of CDL holders that have failed or refused a drug test and requires carriers to upload this information to FMCSA at least annually.

Indicators: Spot market freight/rates see seasonable tumble, diesel projected to stay cheap

The latest reports on freight movement and rates on the spot market, and projections by the DOE on what diesel prices may average this year or next.

Home time, driver health top reasons truckers leaving industry, report says

HireRight says the findings should prompt carriers to take a close look at health and wellness programs, which, in addition to aiding driver retention efforts, also help lower health care ...