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CSA overhaul presents opportunities for trucking stakeholders

A review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) standards by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) suggested in June that lawmakers overhaul the program, opening new opportunities for dialog between ...

CCJ Solutions Summit: trucking leaders should use the ‘science of storytelling’

During the CCJ Solutions Summit, former CEO Jim Donald shared strategies he used in his career to get through the peaks and valleys — including bankruptcy.

Diesel prices creep closer to $3 per gallon

California saw the biggest increase during the week with prices rising an average of 6.9 cents, followed by the West Coast less California, which saw a 4.5-cent increase.

FMCSA grants log-keeping exemption to intermodal fleet

FMCSA says Rail Delivery Services drivers who stay within the 100 air-mile radius are exempt from keeping daily logs as long as their hours are recorded by the Geotab system.
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DOT adds four prevalent opioids to driver drug screening panel

New drugs that drivers will be tested for include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. The drugs are usually taken as pills. According to the CDC, opioid abuse has seen a dramatic ...

Plan for trucks-only tolls in Rhode Island delayed into 2018

Upon receiving this feedback, the FHWA determines if impact from tolling is sufficient to merit an environmental impact statement. Longtime toll opponent Chris Maxwell, president of Rhode Island Trucking Association, ...

Michigan State Police begin roadside drug testing pilot program

The test can determine the presence of Schedule 1-5 controlled substances, much like a breathalyzer detects alcohol. MSP says refusal to submit to the test is a civil infraction.

Several fleets announce pay scale changes for drivers

K&B Transportation, Bulldog Hiway Express, Hornady Transportation and W.N. Morehouse Truck Line each announced pay increases for drivers recently.

Montana-based fleet set to begin U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree tour

The tree was cut down in the Kootenai National Forest and loaded onto a specialized trailer being pulled by a customized Kenworth T680 Advantage.

Texas Congressman asks Trump to delay ELD mandate via Executive Order

Babin, who introduced legislation earlier this year to delay the ELD mandate two years, has asked Trump to issue an order delaying the mandate's compliance date to at least April ...

Cargo thefts up in third quarter

The most-stolen products during the quarter were building and industrial products, accounting for 19 percent of total thefts in the quarter with an average loss value of $66,418. Food and ...

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 ...