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OOIDA, NASTC to testify in House committee on impact of trucking regs on small carriers

The committee will examine the impact of regulations and explore ways to alleviate their impact on small trucking companies.

Indicators: Tonnage gained big in October

The amount of freight carried in October, as measured by ATA's monthly Truck Tonnage Index, grew 3.3 percent in October from September and 9.9 percent in October from the same ...

OOIDA files for ELD exemption for crash-free small fleets

OOIDA wants FMCSA to exempt small fleets who do not have any at-fault crashes from ELD compliance for at least five years.

Video: Preventable or not? Trucker can’t avoid foggy morning collision

In this video adaptation of a scenario from CCJ's Preventable or Not manual, driver John Doe was operating at the posted speed limit in blanket of morning fog and was ...
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Indicators: Market conditions for carriers to remain solid, freight volumes continue surge

Freight volume on the spot market grew 65 percent compared from October 2016, and all three major truckload segments posted rate gains again, according to DAT. Strong market conditions for ...

Daimler aims to tackle challenges of Mexican truck market

Two key executives for Daimler Trucks said Wednesday they hope to modernize the U.S. truck fleet by offering products designed to meet the country's unique demands.

ELD violations won’t ding carriers’ CSA scores until April, FMCSA announces

A driver found after the mandate’s implementation, Dec. 18, but before April 1, with no ELD or compliant AOBRD (automatic onboard recording device) will be cited for having no log, ...

Preventable or not? One-way ticket to bad day for Doe

Could the truck driver have prevented this accident? Find out here.

Registration opens for TMC annual meeting

The theme of the meeting will be “Driving Excellence Through Expertise,” which will offer attendees educational sessions, a technology tradeshow and more.

Knight-Swift earnings tumble in first quarterly report due to merger-associated fees

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings noted in its earnings report that “comparisons to prior periods are not meaningful,” as the quarterly results include “significant merger-related costs,” as well as only 22 days ...

Indicators: Driver pay expected to climb with rates

Carriers will, if they can secure rate increases in contracts with shippers (as is expected), pass some of those gains on to drivers, says analyst Gordon Klemp of the National ...

Trial begins in alleged Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scheme

Prosecutors claim they bilked  trucking companies out of millions of dollars in diesel fuel rebates over nearly 10 years. The company has settled both criminal and civil cases against it, ...