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Indicators: Rates continue upward streak, trucking employment rallies

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued to surge upward in May, according to monthly data from loadboard Truckstop.com. Employment in the for-hire trucking industry grew by 6,600 jobs in ...

Largest Mack dealership in North America opens in California

The Fontana dealership is the newest of more than 430 Mack Trucks dealer locations in North America.

Nominations now open for 2019 Citizen Driver awards

The initiative honors truck drivers for their careers in trucking, along with their work outside the industry through good citizenship, safety, community involvement and leadership.

Coalition in Congress presses OMB to expedite rule to repeal glider emissions regs

Two dozen members of Congress penned in late May to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney asking his OMB to hasten approval of a rule to repeal Obama-era ...

Roadcheck enforcement spree this week, inspectors to key in on hours of service violations

Though inspectors will perform full Level I inspections on most rigs checked during the 72-hour inspection blitz, the year's focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part ...
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Which drivers are more likely to quit: Millennials or Gen X?

A new study by Stay Metrics shows younger drivers age 21 to 40 quit their carriers at a similar rate as middle-age drivers between 41 and 45.

ELDs could spur hours of service changes, FMCSA head Martinez tells Congress

Martinez, who assumed the FMCSA Administrator job in late February, testified for more than two hours before the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, May 22, where he discussed ...

Hours regs suspended for some truckers in N.C. to aid in flooding, landslide relief

With the declaration, truckers “bearing equipment and supplies for utility restoration and debris removal, carrying essentials such as food and medicine, and transporting livestock and poultry and feed for livestock ...

Driver Deficit: Tapping into drivers of color

To meet its future driver workforce needs, trucking must find ways to attract more minorities, experts say.

Explosion damages Kentucky UPS facility

An explosion rocked a UPS Freight facility in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday morning when a truck and trailer with an acetylene tank exploded in a building. Acetylene is a commonly-used fuel ...

Michelin sets 100-percent tire recycling target

The world-wide recovery rate for tires is 70 percent and the recycling rate currently is 50 percent.

Driver Deficit: Military veterans in demand, but there’s not enough to go around

Nearly 250,000 service members leave the military every year. That’s a potential labor pool five times larger than the estimated number of vacancies in the for-hire trucking industry.

Diesel prices up for tenth straight week

During the week ending May 28, prices increased in all regions except the Gulf Coast, which dropped by a tenth of a cent. The most significant increase during the week ...