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Volvo Trucks launches ‘Zero Accident Vision’ collaborative initiative

Recognizing that truck OEMs and safety systems suppliers can’t achieve the goal alone, Volvo’s Zero Accident Vision calls on politicians, public authorities and experts at universities and research laboratories to ...

Diesel prices jump to highest point since mid-2015

The nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.819, the highest since the week ending July 6, 2015, when prices were $2.832 per gallon nationwide.

Flatbed fleet offering $14k sign-on bonus for company drivers

Offered through Dec. 31, the company driver sign-on bonus is a combination of what Boyd Bros. says is a $10,000 payout over approximately a year-and-a-half and a long-term $4,000 stock ...

Nearly 100 trailers recalled for possible axle, suspension issue

Great Dane is recalling approximately 90 of its model year 2018 Everest reefer trailers, while only two Trail King Fifth-Wheel Live Bottom belt trailers are included in the recall.
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House Dems file bill to examine driver classification of port carriers

A bill introduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, direct the Labor Department and Department of Transportation to develop a task force to study the implications on ...

Compliance outside the cab: Mobile ELD options add convenience for drivers

When management of Tradewinds Logistics evaluated electronic logging devices, they decided on a platform that drivers could not remove from trucks easily. “This was just to minimize loss and theft,” says ...

More associations, fleets seeking relief from ELD mandate

Exemption requests from the electronic logging device mandate have been filed by the Motion Picture Association of America, the Western Equipment Dealers Association, the National Pork Producers Coalition and intermodal ...

TransRisk readies 2018 launch of freight futures contracts

TransRisk freight futures contracts are planned to be listed for trading on Nodal Exchange in late 2018.

Phase 2 trailer efficiency regs shelved

In April, TTMA requested the trailer initiative be paused, and questioned the EPA's authority to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act sine the act only covers "self-propelled vehicles." 

Indicators: Despite positive momentum for freight, tonnage down slightly in September

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello blames the dip -- which comes amid otherwise strong market conditions for carriers -- on natural disasters that occurred in September, like hurricanes Irma and ...

Emergency declarations extended in four states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended emergency declarations in Texas, Montana and the Dakotas in response to natural disasters, thus extending hours-of-service waivers for certain truckers in the states.

Improve equipment maintenance practices and spec’ing at CCJ’s Solutions Summit

Trucking fleets looking to get the most out of their equipment when it comes to staying compliant and keeping drivers and customers happy can learn new and better practices at ...