Business

Automatic transmissions: Key to the future of the industry?

| October 07, 2014

With fleets' difficulty finding drivers these days, could greater acceptance of automatics boost the ranks of capable, qualified drivers among younger populations without sacrificing the training benefits of manuals?

Hours of service remains top concern in carrier survey

| October 06, 2014

Fleet difficulty finding drivers rose to No. 2, followed by CSA, driver retention, the ELD mandate and truck parking. Weight in yourself via this post's related poll and in the comments.

Agency action on increasing insurance will give truckers, public extra comment period

| October 05, 2014

The upcoming rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers and brokers must carry will have an additional step that allows fleets and owner-operators another chance to offer formal comment on the rule.

Con-way Freight enhances pay package

| October 03, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, this week announced it was increasing its pay rates to be competitive for each of its geographic markets and also reducing the time it takes for drivers ...

Con-way Truckload beefs up tuition reimbursement program

| October 03, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced it is enhancing its tuition reimbursement program to help professional drivers entering the industry pay for school, effective immediately. The Joplin, Mo.-based company said the program will provide students currently attending or ...

Per freshly signed state law, Calif. to test feasibility of mileage tax

| October 03, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 3 signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee -- or mileage-based tax -- could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary means to fund highways and road projects.

FMCSA to begin field testing wireless roadside inspection tech next year, looking for participants

| October 03, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s testing of wireless roadside inspection technology will enter its third and final phase in December 2015, when it will over the course of a year perform roadside inspections of logbooks, licenses and more as trucks continue to move at highway speeds.

Getting the best rates: Two approaches

| October 03, 2014

Owner-operators Rico Muhammad and Chad Boblett share Tortoise-and-Hare approaches to using data toward commanding better rates.

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