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U.S. Xpress, MIT partner to improve driver efficiency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics to develop a roadmap...
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Make the most of fuel surcharges by squeezing the most from each gallon

Fuel discounts are good. So are fuel surcharges. If you’re an owner-operator, you’ll be able to quickly answer this simple question: What is your...
Happy Trucker

Tenstreet acquires Stay Metrics, companies plan to provide enhanced resources for driver recruiting, retention,...

TULSA, Okla. — Tenstreet, a provider of driver-recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, has acquired Indiana-based Stay Metrics, a...
Trucker Wearing Mask

U.S. trucking industry ‘answered the call’ in 2020, says ATA’s Spear

ARLINGTON, Va. — In an Oct. 26 state-of-the-industry address at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2020 Management Conference, Chris Spear, the association’s president and...
Shiny Blue Tractor Trailer

ACT Research analyst upgrades commercial vehicle market forecast across the board

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward in September, ACT’s...
Woman in Truck

WIT names 2020 top companies for women to work for in transportation

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Redefining the Road magazine on Oct. 2 released the association’s 2020 list of top companies...
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ATA predicts U.S. freight volumes will increase by 36% during next decade

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite contraction during 2020, the long-term trend for both trucking and overall freight shipments remains positive, according to the American Trucking...
Mature Truck Driver

ACT’s latest for-hire trucking index highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes August data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and...
Female Truck Driver

DOL proposal would help clarify difference between company drivers, owner-operators under Fair Labor Standards...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would clarify the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
Truck on Bridge

Sales of new, used Class 8 trucks climb in response to record freight rates;...

Class 8 trucks sold at pre-pandemic levels on the U.S. market in August, reaching the highest numbers of the year. Orders for trucks to...
Laredo TX Port of Entry

Trucks moved $60.7 billion in transborder freight during July 2020, up 7.5% from June

WASHINGTON — Trucks moved the majority of transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) during July 2020, according...
Driver opening truck door

FMCSA extends relief through Dec. 31 for drivers with expiring CDL, CLP, medical certification

WASHINGTON — In response to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Sept....
Barr Nunn Truck

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation introduces ‘Shift + Load Pay’ option for drivers

GRANGER, Iowa — Barr-Nunn Transportation has created two new solo regional fleets and one new team fleet, both offering a new pay option, “Shift...
Big Rigs

Worst impacts of COVID-19 in ‘rearview mirror’ for commercial vehicle engine demand but regulations...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to the North American Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates in early September, economic...
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Slowly rising freight rates, increases in shipments show continuing economic recovery during pandemic

The number of shipments available increased in July, pushing freight rates higher while diesel prices remained 20% lower than last year. Despite these positive...
Semi on Wooded Highway

ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index for July highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for July, showed an across-the-board downtick in the diffusion indexes...
Truck on Wet Road

Tropical storms stir up spot market activity along Gulf Coast as shippers reposition freight

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload freight activity jumped last week, Aug. 17-23, as shippers and logistics companies began to reposition freight ahead of two...
Medical Care Concept

UrgentCare Travel, EROAD work to provide convenient health services for OTR drivers

MIAMI and TUALATIN, Ore. — Thanks to a partnership between UrgentCare Travel (UCT) and EROAD that offers medical services to EROAD customers, more drivers now have...
Truck Driver Training

USDOT awards nearly $80 million in grants to improve commercial motor vehicle safety

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded nearly $80 million in grants to states and educational...
Roadmaster Drivers School

Roadmaster Drivers School set to open new training center in Columbus, Ohio

PETERSBURG, Fla. — Looking to address Ohio’s high unemployment rate and a shortage of truck drivers, Roadmaster Drivers School is opening a new training...