Brake inspection blitz happening this week

| September 05, 2014

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree is taking place this week, Sept. 7-13. CVSA says more than 30,000 trucks and buses will be inspected.

What brand of truck are you? New quiz tells you just that

| September 04, 2014

Have you ever wondered what kind of truck you’d be if in fact you were a truck? Maybe not, but regardless, the American Independent Truckers’ Association posted this week a quiz that determines just that based ...

Carrier to pay broker $6M for load stolen by cargo thieves

| September 04, 2014

A recent settlement should be a warning to carriers about the contracts they have with customers and about their load-accepting practices, especially for high value cargo: A federal judge in Ohio just awarded a broker $5.9 million for losing a load in a cargo theft.

Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

| September 04, 2014

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective and Navistar concealed that information from buyers.

CARB fines LA County $250k, carrier $116k for emissions violations

| September 04, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board has levied two hefty fines recently for violations by truck operators to comply with its stringent emissions regulations, billing LA County for $250k and a beverage carrier for $116k.

Guilty until proven innocent: Answering key sleep-apnea questions

| September 04, 2014

As new medical certification processes come into play, more drivers are being asked to get sleep apnea testing. Some are asking questions, getting varied answers – and being taken off the road prematurely.

Second quarter cargo theft report: Loss value continues to climb as criminals ‘increase sophistication’

| September 03, 2014

Between April and June, 179 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., per FreightWatch International. The average loss value per incident, however, rose 5.6 percent to $174,415. Here's a breakdown of the full report.

Navistar cuts losses, sees $250M year-over-year turnaround in third quarter

| September 03, 2014

Navistar International announced Sept. 2 a third quarter net loss of $2 million — positive news for a company that’s seen losses of hundreds of millions of dollars in recent quarters.

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