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Former Swift employee pleads guilty to embezzling $1.65M from the company

David Dwight Reynolds bilked his carrier employer out of $1.65 million over the course of three years via two separate scams. He pleaded guilty to several felony charges in December.

Carrier and driver info seemingly safe after hack of FMCSA site, agency says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is the cause behind the site's ...

Celadon opens driver welcome center with housing, dining, clinics and more

Celadon Trucking has opened a new driver welcome center in Indianapolis with 104 single occupancy rooms, dining options, a health clinic, business center, laundry facilities, private showers, a driver lounge ...

Los Angeles sues three drayage carriers, claiming they misclassified drivers as contractors

The latest entry in the ongoing disputes in Southern California: The city government of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against three Southern California-based trucking companies, claiming the fleets wrongly ...

Winter weather contributes to uptick in diesel prices

During the most recent week, prices rose in all regions except the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a seven-tenths of a cent decrease. The most significant increase was seen in ...

Jim Johnston, longtime OOIDA president and CEO, dies at 78

Johnston was "a resilient leader whose determination secured a position on the frontlines for truckers' rights," the group said in a statement.

Change in securement protocol sought by ATA on behalf of certain ag haulers

ATA’s Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference is petitioning FMCSA for an exemption from securement regulations to allow certain agriculture commodities haulers to secure loads differently from what is allowed by ...

Nearly 28,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled for fire extinguisher, brake caliper issues

Daimler has recalled nearly 25,000 trucks as a result of a fire extinguisher recall issued in November, along with approximately 3,000 more trucks for a potential brake caliper issue. East ...

Super Service raises driver pay

Super Service announced it is increasing driver pay by 4 cents-per-mile for OTR drivers and by 2 cents-per-mile for students and regional drivers.

Truck orders top 30K for three straight months, close 2017 at 290K units

The North American equipment market continues to show strength entering 2018, with Class 8 orders for the past 12 months totaling 290,000 units.

FMCSA to study truck drivers’ commuting habits, safety impacts

The agency says it intends to study the ramifications of “excessive commuting on safety and driver fatigue” after surveying drivers.

Congress sends human trafficking bills with CDL ban to Trump

The No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act will permanently disqualify anyone convicted of a human trafficking violation involving a commercial vehicle from holding a CDL. Its sister bill, the ...

Indicators: Dry van market closes 2017 with record-high rates, load availability; trucking employment dips

The load-to-truck ratio on the spot market in the dry van segment closed December with a record-high 9-to-1 load-to-truck ratio, according to DAT Solutions -- the most tilted load-to-truck ...

Trucker shut down after two serious crashes, failed drug test

During a post-crash drug test, Robert Schefflmaer tested positive for a Schedule 1 controlled substance. The post-crash investigation also revealed Schefflmaer had multiple hours-of-service violations in the two weeks leading ...

Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies, which includes well service rig ...