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ATA, OOIDA at odds over recent remarks by ATA president

Two of trucking’s major trade organizations are at odds over remarks made at a recent industry conference by the leader of one of the associations.

Truck orders predictably slide as demand remains at record levels

North American Class 8 orders for the past twelve months total 368,000 units, according to FTR.

Tesla boss Musk touts Semi range could top 600 miles, says ‘about 2,000’ are on order

Tesla has yet to confirm the number of Tesla Semis on order since books opened late last year, however Musk pegged that number at about 2,000 units yesterday.

Employee or contractor? Calif. Supreme Court wades into ongoing driver classification suit

In short, the Supreme Court’s decision contends that “California public policy favors the classification of most workers as employees,” according to an explanation of the decision distributed by transportation law ...

Nikola suing Tesla over tractor design patent infringement claims

The suit requests a jury trial. 

Rates regained momentum in April, surge into spring

Rate averages for all three major truckload segments -- dry van, reefer and flatbed -- saw strong gains again in April.

Meritor acquires gear manufacturing business

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

New CVSA committee to address crash data uniformity, accountability for CSA

The goal of the new crash committee is of a piece with others, to work toward uniform reporting and investigative practice in order to “basically establish a standard protocol and ...

Diesel prices rise to highest mark since 2014

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.157, up 2.4 cents from last week, and up 18.4 cents over the last four months since the ...
5. FMCSA announces intent to produce speed limiter rule

Convoy adds instant bid function into freight-finding app

Carriers can find the new feature under "Offers" inside the Convoy app.

OOIDA names new president

The Board of Directors for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association on Thursday voted unanimously to approve Todd Spencer as OOIDA’s new president. He’s been elected to a five-year term and ...

Indicators: Strong freight economy has shippers ‘in the throes of pro-carrier environment’

Conditions for shippers remain in strongly unfavorable territory, according to the February reading of FTR's Shippers Conditions Index. Upward pressure on rates, stemming from trucking's maxed-out capacity and a still-hot ...

TMW Systems president Dave Wangler passes away

Following the passing of Dave Wangler, Trimble executive Bryn Fosburgh will assume his responsibilities in coordination with TMW’s executive leadership team.

Crime report: Insurance fraud lands trucking company owner in prison

A N.J. trucking company owner was sentenced for filing $1.2 million in fraudulent insurance claims for refrigerated cargo that had allegedly spoiled in-transit. Additionally, a Mississippi man pleaded guilty to ...