News

Hours of service changes on the docket as Congress reconvenes for fall session

Congress must take action this fall to prevent the 34-hour restart from falling out of hours of service code.

Read More

Volkswagen to buy big stake in Navistar International

Navistar International Tuesday announced Volkswagen will be acquiring a roughly 17 percent stake in the company, opening the door to North America for the world's largest automobile and truck maker and setting up a strategic powertrain alliance between the two companies.

Read More

Truck drivers to be honored Sept. 11-17

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, spearheaded annually by the American Trucking Associations, will be held Sept. 11-17.

Read More

Trucking orgs split on speed limiters

“Highways are safest when all vehicles travel at the same relative speed,” said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. “This wisdom has always been true and has not ever changed.” Other groups disagree.

Read More

Driver shortage alarm, redux: ‘Turnover is the real problem’

And for too long, the situation for many drivers has been one in which "the rewards don't match the requirements of the job," said ATBS' Richard DeForest at GATS. That won't change until freight rates are able to support a better annual income for the most important part of the supply chain -- the driver.

Read More

Reefer rates climbed in August, flatbed and van rates fell

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly continued to tumble in August, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Reefer rates were the lone bright spot in the month’s rates report, climbing 4 cents a mile. Dry van and flatbed rates both posted declines.

Read More

Trucking employment grew for second straight month in August

August is just the third month of the year in which trucking employment has grown. July’s gains were the first since January.

Read More

Group questions DOT on hazmat regs pertaining to Calif. meal, rest breaks

The National Tank Truck Carriers says California's meal and rest break requirements weren't made with hazmat haulers or federal hours-of-service regulations in mind.

Read More

E-log announced by Isotrak

Isotrak has announced the release of its new hours-of-service compliance app, which the company says has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for drivers. Correction: The e-log is not listed among FMCSA's certified and registered ELDs.

Read More

POLL: Tire balancing — do you do it?

Do you utilize one of the several methods out there for balancing tires on your truck? Weigh in here on traditional spin balancing, drop-in products and hub-mount systems.

Read More