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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.
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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.

Shell Rotella wants Congress pickup truck the ‘Official Vehicle of the United States’

The company says the “Pickup Pride” campaign is an effort to pay homage to the role the pickup truck has played in shaping the nation. The first step to have ...

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys major stake in Pilot Flying J, will become majority owner in 2023

The Haslam family will retain majority ownership with  a 50.1 percent stake in the company, and Jimmy Haslam will continue as CEO. PFJ President Ken Parent and the company’s management ...

The crazy quilt of intrastate logging: For the intrastate driver required to use e-logs, changes could get complicated

States failing to adopt an e-logging mandate. State hours-of-service regulations differing from the federal rule. ELDs missing state-specific features. For the intrastate driver required to use e-logs, the change could ...

Diesel prices hover around $2.80 a gallon

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.792, which is four-tenths of a cent higher than the previous week. Fuel prices have been hovering near ...

North Carolina fleet boosts driver pay

Epes Transport System has raised its per-mile pay by 2 cents. Independent contractors have all been changed to percentage based pay and receive 66 percent on a load plus fuel ...