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FMCSA nom Martinez clears first confirmation nod in Senate

Martinez must now be confirmed by the full Senate via a majority vote to assume the post as FMCSA Administrator. 

Ryder exec Scott Perry bolts to hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola

Perry's move to the hydrogen-electric truck startup, which last December unveiled a prototype of its alternative-power Class 8 tractor, brings longstanding trucking experience to the company's management team.

‘Energy emergency’ in Wisconsin prompts HOS suspension for propane haulers

Carriers and drivers “in the process of obtaining and transporting propane” are eligible to operate under the hours suspension on all highways in Wisconsin, including interstates.

Nominations for annual Drivers of the Year contests open, winners get $25,000

The Truckload Carriers Association and partners Overdrive and Truckers News are seeking nominations for the 2017 Driver of the Year contests, which includes both an Owner-Operator of the Year award and a Company Driver ...

Preventable or not? Driver tops icy hill, slams jackknifed flatbed

John Doe, who’d blindly crested a hill preceding an icy downgrade, couldn’t avoid a flatbed that had jacked completely across both lanes. Was this a preventable accident?

Indicators: Driver pay expected to climb with rates

Carriers will, if they can secure rate increases in contracts with shippers (as is expected), pass some of those gains on to drivers, says analyst Gordon Klemp of the National ...

Inspectors sidelined 22 percent of trucks inspected on Brake Safety Day

Nearly 1,700 trucks were placed out-of-service for brake-related and other violations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day on Sept. 7.

Majority of small fleets yet to comply with ELD mandate

The bulk of survey respondents operate between 6 and 25 trucks -- 1,570 of the 1,982 surveyed. Their adoption rates hovered around 40 percent.

Trial begins in alleged Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scheme

Prosecutors claim they bilked  trucking companies out of millions of dollars in diesel fuel rebates over nearly 10 years. The company has settled both criminal and civil cases against it, ...

California fuel tax hike contributes to 6.3-cent nationwide diesel price increase

The DOE reports fuel prices in California far exceeded the 20-cent tax hike, increasing by 35.6 cents during the week. California’s dramatic increase, tied in with sizeable increases in other ...

Senate committee slated to vote on Trump FMCSA nominee Martinez on Wednesday

In his oral testimony last week, Martinez signaled his support for the coming enforcement deadline for the agency’s electronic logging device mandate, as well as for an overhaul of the ...

Georgia-based small fleet shut down after fatal crash, numerous regs violations

Dwight Anthony Preddie was charged at the scene with reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle. A police investigation also found that he was in ...

Drivers seek $1.1M from carrier over classification as contractors

Seven Los Angeles area truckers paid as independent contractors but allegedly treated as employees have filed state wage theft claims seeking an average of $153,150 per driver.

2.5 million fire extinguishers sold in commercial trucks recalled

NHTSA says Kidde will notify vehicle manufacturers that equipped new vehicles with the affected extinguishers, and those manufacturers will issue recalls to notify owners. Kidde will notify those who purchased ...