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ELD exemption granted for short-term truck rentals

FMCSA says the having the exemption apply to rentals of eight days or fewer “would give most carriers sufficient time to repair or replace their usual vehicles.”

DOT: Fatal crashes involving large trucks up 5.4 percent in 2016

Crashes involving large trucks were responsible for 4,317 fatalities in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report. It is a 5.4 percent increase ...

Group sues DOT board alleging open meetings violations

A trade group representing small business trucking companies and brokers has filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. DOT’s Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board violated federal open meetings laws by not ...

Dana steer axle recall extends to nearly 19,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt, International tractors

The recall affects trucks equipped with certain Dana D-Series and E-Series steer axles. NHTSA documents state that drivers of affected trucks would notice an audible noise and looseness in steering ...

California’s quest to ban internal combustion engine doesn’t mesh with its own research

Despite the fact that the California Air Resources Board recently awarded its lowest emissions score ever to natural gas -- and not en electric vehicle -- it’s odd that the ...

Rhode Island set to renumber interstate exits to match milemarkers

RIDOT says the state and some of its neighboring states are some of the few states left in the U.S. that have not changed the numbering of highway exits from ...

Indicators: Trucking employment dips slightly in September, ‘Shippers Conditions’ favor carriers

Updates on two key trucking industry indicators.

XPO targets last-mile with interactive tool, expanded footprint

XPO, the country's fourth largest carrier, plans to add 85 new hubs to its last-mile network by the end of 2018. It also has developed a new consumer-facing program designed ...

Celadon under investigation by SEC, announces refinancing of debt

Celadon Group, one of the country’s largest trucking companies, has notified its shareholders that it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the body that governs publicly traded ...

FDA offering training to meet requirements of new food-hauling regs

FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule requires training that provides awareness of potential food safety problems, basic sanitary practices and carrier responsibilities.

Voting opens in military vet rookie driver contest

Each finalist has a video the public can watch in order to help make their vote. The public can vote once per day until the end of the day Oct. 31 for a winner.

Volvo, Mack, Autocar recalling more than 1,000 trucks for potential steer axle issue

A potential problem in Dana D-Series and E-Series steer axles that could result in a complete loss of steering prompted Mack, Volvo and Autocar to recall more than 1,000 potentially ...

Fuel hauling group seeks reprieve from 30-minute break requirement for some drivers

The exemption requested by the National Tank Truck Carriers would allow drivers hauling petroleum-based fuels to use 30 minutes of time attending the load to satisfy the 30-minute break requirement.

Truck market ‘healthy and growing’ as orders swell

Seasonal adjustment boosts September’s order performance to its highest level in more than two years.

DOT eyes changes to auto hauler definition

Defining the high-mount combination as an automobile transporter would trigger the use of the same length allowances that currently apply to a traditional automobile transporter.