News

Livestock haulers get extension of 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has decided to renew the exemption from the 30-minute break provision in the hours-of-service regulations for livestock haulers.

Read More

Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

Read More

Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

Read More

Collision avoidance systems recommended by NTSB for all new vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Monday recommending collision avoidance systems become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.

Read More

POLL: What’s your truck’s oil-change interval?

Whether your oil-change interval varies based on oil analysis results or not, what's your most common interval for change?

Read More

Major carrier allowed to skip certain driver training regs

Under the terms of the exemption, a learner's permit holder who has passed a CDL skills test may drive a truck and trailer for C.R. England without a CDL holder in the front seat.

Read More

Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil expected before 2017

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.

Read More

FMCSA says no to window tinting

FMCSA has denied an exemption application from a window tinting group that would have allowed tinting beyond current regulations.

Read More

Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Watkins, Covenant, Super Service

Watkins Refrigerated rolled out a new pay package for company drivers. The base rate pay structure now includes a 16 percent increase in base mileage rate, increasing from 38 cents per mile to 44 cents, as well as an annual increase of 1 cent per mile through the first five years. Hazmat certification earns an additional 2 cents per mile. Company drivers also are receiving new 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors. Local drivers received an 11 percent ...

Read More

Results: Perfecting the ‘hours of service wish list’

With the hours of service rule continuing to dominate the national trucking-safety conversation, readers weigh in with a top-five of hours of service wish list items, change ideas to improve safety.

Read More