Kevin Jones

Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

| April 11, 2014

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

Trucking employment gains again, up 3,300 jobs in March

| April 04, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 payroll jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released April 4 by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Michelin X ONE tops 2 million tires sold; new trailer tire introduced

| March 28, 2014

Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has reached the two million mark in North America, the company said Thursday in a presentation at the ...

Eaton inks deals with Paccar, Volvo

| March 28, 2014

Eaton has expanded its truck transmission offerings with Paccar and Volvo, the company announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Meritor WABCO to release ProView performance management system in May 2014

| March 26, 2014

Meritor WABCO is working with SmartDrive Systems to develop what the company bills as the commercial vehicle industry’s most comprehensive and efficient performance management system. Designed to help fleets improve safety and operational efficiency, ...

National diesel price remains mostly flat, still above $4

| March 10, 2014

March diesel price swings continue to come in more lamb than lion: The national average diesel price climbed slightly, up a half-cent to $4.021 in the week ended March 10.

CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

| February 04, 2014

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

Working grain hauler with 4 million miles takes home beauty prize

| October 23, 2013

A hard-working grain hauler took home the President’s Choice award at the Heart of America Trucking Show's Beauty Contest last weekend.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is Senior Editor, Trucking Media, and writes from his home in Little Rock, Ark. His Fleet Street blog features whatever strikes his fancy and has at least a little connection to trucks, or drivers, or highways. Or David Allan Coe. (Google "the perfect country and western song" if you're not nearly as old as Kevin is.) You can also keep up with Kevin by following his Twitter feed (@KevinJonesCCJ) or just drop him a line: kevin.jones@randallreilly.com.

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