CCJ Staff

Monthly freight index up 0.2% in April

| June 15, 2012

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in April.

Prices on used sleepers rising

| June 15, 2012

Retail pricing for Class 8 sleeper tractors continued to increase from January through April despite average mileage near-record highs.

FMCSA: No need for no-defect intermodal DVIRs

| June 12, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Monday, June 11, issued its final rule that eliminates the requirement for drivers operating intermodal equipment to submit – and intermodal equipment providers to retain – driver-vehicle inspection ...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improves in April

| June 11, 2012

FTR Associates on Friday, June 8, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for April moved significantly higher from the previous month, climbing 2.7 points to a favorable reading of 9.1. The index is a compilation ...

ATA to Congress: TSA efforts must be risk-based

| June 01, 2012

Phil Byrd, vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told a congressional subcommittee on Thursday, May 31, that efforts to secure the nation’s transportation system should be deployed based on specific and credible intelligence. “ATA has ...

FMCSA clarifies oilfield hours exceptions

| June 01, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday, June 1, announced its revision of regulatory guidance to clarify the applicability of the oilfield operations exceptions to the hours-of-service regulations, and the agency has requested comments ...

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