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Ruan Transportation places order for 5 Tesla Semis

Another large fleet has put its name on the list for an order of Tesla Semi electric trucks.

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, ...

TRALA requests ELD waiver for rental trucks through end of 2018

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has officially been granted its request for a 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device mandate until April 19. The group also announced it ...

Alleged Trump infrastructure plan calls for expanding interstate tolling

A six-page document circling the web the past day, being billed as a leak of the Trump Administration's outline for an infrastructure funding plan, calls for greater tolling of U.S ...

Eaton expands rebuilder network

Chalk’s Truck Parts is the fifth Eaton Authorized Rebuilder in North America.
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Diesel prices tick up above $3 per gallon

For the first time in three years, the national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel topped $3 this month.

Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite

In his second meeting of its type in the past 6 months, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met with a group of owner-operators on January 17, lamenting to the Senator their ...

FMCSA extends comment periods on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers’ hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance, mostly for straight ...

18 fleets named winners in TCA Fleet Safety Awards

The top three winning companies from each of the six mileage-basd divisions had the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles annually.

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 ...

Used truck prices slid nearly 2% per month in 2017

In the past 15 years, external factors such as EPA regulations and the Great Recession have overshadowed natural market forces.

Crime report: CDL testing schemes, inspection bribes, reincarnated carrier, more

A Texas-based fleet owner pleaded guilty to bribing troopers for clean inspections, a Washington state-based drug tester pleaded guilty to falsifying test results, Mississippi and California CDL testers pleaded guilty ...

I-10, other major interstates remain closed in Louisiana from winter storm

A number of interstates are closed in Louisiana, including a large section of I-10 from LaFayette to Slidell. Other interstates impacted by ice in Louisiana include I-55, I-49, I-220, I-110, ...

ELD waivers issued for short-term rental trucks, motion picture drivers

About 6,500 drivers working in the motion picture industry will be exempt from ELD compliance for at least five years. Also, rental trucks driven for 30 days or fewer will ...