Homeland Security busts 28 for shamming $1.7 million from trucking companies

| April 05, 2013

Following a two-year probe, 28 people have been indicted for allegedly swindling $1.7 million from multiple U.S. trucking companies, says the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Spot market rates jump in March

| April 04, 2013

The end of winter brought with it a much needed end to another cold spell: Per mile spot market rates for van, reefer and flatbed loads.

Report: Traffic gridlock increases, but points to strengthening economy

| April 04, 2013

Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.

Number of cargo thefts falls 20 percent in early 2013

| April 03, 2013

In December, February and January, a total of 199 cargo thefts occurred, according to FreightWatch International.

EOBRs gaining fleet penetration, survey shows

| April 02, 2013

In February 2013, about 35 percent of fleet surveyed said they use electronic logs or electronic onboard recorders in all of their trucks, up from 25 percent from last May.

Diesel drops below $4 for first time since January

| April 02, 2013

For the first time since mid-January, the national average retail price for a gallon of diesel fuel was below $4 a gallon.

Freightliner issues recall of 46,000 Cascadias

| April 02, 2013

Due to a software glitch that is causing daytime running lights to turn off, Freightliner is recalling 46,000 Cascadia model trucks.

Drug, alcohol database rule inches closer to approval

| April 02, 2013

FMCSA has submitted a rule to the Office of Management and Budget that would create a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test.

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