FMCSA shuts down an owner-operator, company driver for intoxication, other violations

| February 07, 2014

FMCSA announced Feb. 7 it had issued imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Tennessee-based owner-operator and a Florida-based truck driver for issues related to being intoxicated while driving.

AA&E: Where the money is, if anywhere, in military freight

| February 07, 2014

FedEx custom-critical expediters Andy and Myrian Johnson are sunny about high-security military freight, where the money is -- if it's anywhere -- in the niche.

Sylectus launches iPhone app

| February 07, 2014

The app enables automated tracking of loads in near real-time and offers new image capture and indexing capabilities.

Employment report: For-hire trucking gains 3,200 jobs in January

| February 07, 2014

The trucking industry added 3,200 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, following up a month of low job growth in December, when the for-hire industry added just 100 jobs.

Hours of service exemptions for propane haulers extended to March 1

| February 07, 2014

The hours of service waivers issued for propane haulers in the South, East and Midwest have been extended to March 1, pushed back from their previous end date of Feb. 11.

Losing ground: The military hauling niche

| February 06, 2014

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

Upping fuel economy for trucks would yield savings for consumers and boost economy, report says

| February 05, 2014

The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year if medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a recent report.

Rates fall in January but see big year over year gains

| February 05, 2014

Rates in all three segments dropped in January from December, but all are up double digits from the same month in 2013.

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