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More than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled

DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

National average diesel price hangs nears $3 a gallon

Following a 1.2-cent decrease during the week ending Dec. 11, the national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is $2.91. Prices dropped in all regions across the U.S. during ...

Crime report: CDL schemes, clean inspection bribes and drug testing fraud

A number of California DMV employees were charged for changing CDL written test scores, a Texas fleet owner was charged with bribing state troopers for clean inspections, and a Washington ...

Virginia-based fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers to run illegal routes

The statement went on to say Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive “routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between trips for weeks at a ...
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FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-licensed trucker after drug OD led to crash

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and ...

ATA looking to block implementation of Rhode Island’s trucks-only toll plan

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said the group “will exhaust every legislative, regulatory and legal avenue to defeat the implementation of the tolling portion of RhodeWorks and prevent this ...

Meritor announces investment in electric vehicle tech company

With its investment in TransPower, Meritor expects to accelerate introduction of its flexible electric axle platform for various drivetrain configurations, including full electric, hybrid, single or tandem axles.

Mack Trucks names new president

Martin Weissburg has been named President of Mack Trucks, succeeding Dennis Slagle.

Small fleet, two drivers effectively shut down after numerous safety violations

Tumwater, Wash.-based Even Flo Logistics and its driver Shawn Roberts were shut down following an August compliance investigation that revealed repeated safety violations. California-licensed trucker Dharm Lingam was also effectively ...

Driver turnover rate climbed again in third quarter as economy, freight heat up

Economic growth, rising freight demand and “fierce competition” among fleets for drivers has fueled the climbing turnover rate throughout the year, says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Senators back provision for one-year ELD mandate waiver for livestock haulers

The Senators say the move would give FMCSA “time to make necessary adjustments to hours of service rules to address animal welfare concerns” that livestock haulers say are presented by ...

ELD compliance among smaller fleets sees uptick as mandate looms

Of carriers operating between five and 100 trucks, 75 percent reported use of ELDs. That’s also up from the 40 percent reported for carriers running between 1 and 100 trucks ...

Werner-partnered trucking schools recognized for being military-friendly

Werner Enterprises' partner truck driving schools, AIT Truck Driver Training and Roadmaster Drivers School, have been named 2018 Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs.