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18 fleets named winners in TCA Fleet Safety Awards

The top three winning companies from each of the six mileage-basd divisions had the lowest accident frequency ratios per million miles annually.

Driver pay increases likely to be carriers’ biggest ‘cost pressure’ in 2018

Speaking as part of the analysis firm's "State of Freight" series of webinars, FTR Transportation Intelligence Vice President of Research Avery Vise outlined a series of marketplace conditions that point ...

Used truck prices slid nearly 2% per month in 2017

In the past 15 years, external factors such as EPA regulations and the Great Recession have overshadowed natural market forces.

Crime report: CDL testing schemes, inspection bribes, reincarnated carrier, more

A Texas-based fleet owner pleaded guilty to bribing troopers for clean inspections, a Washington state-based drug tester pleaded guilty to falsifying test results, Mississippi and California CDL testers pleaded guilty ...

I-10, other major interstates remain closed in Louisiana from winter storm

A number of interstates are closed in Louisiana, including a large section of I-10 from LaFayette to Slidell. Other interstates impacted by ice in Louisiana include I-55, I-49, I-220, I-110, ...

ELD waivers issued for short-term rental trucks, motion picture drivers

About 6,500 drivers working in the motion picture industry will be exempt from ELD compliance for at least five years. Also, rental trucks driven for 30 days or fewer will ...

Navigating drug testing requirements as state laws increasingly conflict with federal regs

A new law in Maine forbids employers from refusing job applicants or firing employees for testing positive for marijuana use. But the issue is clear for trucking: The DOT still ...

More clean inspections: Enforcement change or improved compliance?

What's behind the rise in the number of clean inspections?

Recalls issued for 1,200 Pete, KW tractors over transmission issue

According to NHTSA documents, Paccar is recalling approximately 1,222 model year 2018 Kenworth T680 and T800 and Peterbilt 567 and 579 tractors equipped with certain Eaton Endurant and Paccar automated ...

Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

A four-wheel driver slammed into the right rear corner of John Doe’s trailer as it was crossing the roadway. Was this a preventable accident?

Diesel prices up again, ProMiles reports

The Department of Energy’s fuel report wasn’t available Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but if its numbers reflect ProMiles’ numbers, the DOE will likely have the ...

Trailer orders close 2017 at record levels

Total trailer orders for 2017 were 308,000 units.

DOT looks to ease path to autonomous vehicle deployment with updated policy

In three separate notices, the DOT will seek input from industry stakeholders on updated policy related to autonomous vehicles, seeking to "remove the barriers" of testing and deploying automated vehicles, ...