Another reason to fight traffic tickets: Convictions can now impact your safety ratings
Last year, according to compliance consultant Jeff Davis in this edition of Overdrive Radio, FMCSA modified its safety rating methodology significantly. For the first time, auditors could include traffic-ticket convictions in a carrier's safety rating.
June 5, 2023
Doomsday emissions regulations
Strong-arm emission regulations enacted on doomsday theories won't clean the air.
June 5, 2023
How to prep for the downturn as an owner -- it's always right around the corner
"When you shut that key off" as a truck operator, "learn to use that time as an asset" to focus on your business acumen as the owner -- and stay ahead of the worst of trucking times that will inevitably arrive.
May 24, 2023
Senate votes to overturn stringent EPA regs
The Senate passed a resolution to overturn regs published by EPA in December to reduce heavy-truck NOx emissions by 80%+ beginning in 2027. Also: $2.1M in cocaine seized from truck at Texas-Mexico border; Truckers Final Mile gets $18K donation; more.
April 27, 2023
Penske makes second acquisition this year, adds nearly 2,000 trucks
Penske has added nearly 3,000 trucks in less than a month via two acquisitions.
April 26, 2023
FMCSA proposes changes to crash preventability program
FMCSA said the proposed changes are expected to double the size of the current CPDP and provide more data for analysis of the impacts of a carrier’s "not preventable" crashes on its overall safety evaluation.
April 12, 2023
Illinois diesel shops fined $600K for selling emissions 'defeat devices'
The EPA last week announced a consent order with Joshua Davis and three diesel shops after a complaint was filed by EPA last summer against all for manufacturing, selling and installing aftermarket "defeat devices" to get around emissions systems.
April 10, 2023
Thousands of Ford F-150s and Toyota Tundras facing recalls
Latest recall report includes wiper issues impacting over 220,000 Ford F-150s and a tonneau defect affecting 130,000-plus Toyota Tundras.
March 22, 2023
Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million
Updated: The combination of two of CCJ's Top 20 for-hire carriers creates a new mega fleet and further solidifies Knight-Swift as a truckload behemoth as it acquires approximately 7,200 tractors and 14,400 trailers.
March 21, 2023
Brake light manufacturer and fleets seek factory-level exemption
Intellistop CEO Michelle Hanby is suing the FMCSA to have her company's pulsing brake light device installed at factories.
February 20, 2023
Longtime truck stop icon acquired again by BP
Second time the charm? BP's recent $1.3 billion deal to acquire TravelCenters of America Inc. marks the second time the petroleum giant has owned the company.
February 17, 2023
Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us'
The price of lumber is down by roughly two-thirds over the last year, not far from its five-year average. Brent crude too, has fallen by roughly one-third since last summer along with shipping costs. Why? The supply chain adapts and overcomes.
January 18, 2023
MacKay & Company shares forecasts for 2023
“Some folks this morning said inflation is getting better,” MacKay & Company economist Dr. Bob Dieli says. “I beg to differ.”
January 18, 2023
Father, Son Contractors Sentenced to Prison, Must Pay $5.6 Million
They pleaded guilty to defrauding the IRS for employing illegal workers they paid under the table.
January 16, 2023
TuSimple announces major layoff as part of restructuring plan
Autonomous truck developer TuSimple CEO Cheng Lu blamed 'difficult' economic conditions for a major layoff that the San Diego-based company announced Wednesday.
December 21, 2022
Trucking groups slam 'challenging' new EPA rule that slashes truck emissions limits
EPA's updated emission standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles for the 2027 model year holds trucks to an emissions standard that is more than 80% lower than current regs.
December 20, 2022
11 Plead Guilty in Construction Union Bribery Scheme
A contractor handed out envelopes stuffed with cash in restaurant restrooms to win projects and avoid hiring union workers.
December 20, 2022
Cut carbon with diesel latest NACFE fuel study shows
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency's latest fuel study shows how over 75,000 trucks are improving fuel economy while cutting carbon and also offers fleets a chance to see how their own trucks measure up with a new Benchmarking Tool.
December 13, 2022
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Mack Experience Center improved for more in-depth, holistic customer service
Mack celebrated the reopening of its Experience Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania this week which offers a new immersive briefing room, a truck lift on the new showroom floor and test track improvements.
Electric Chevy Silverado passes Ford with 450 miles of range
2024 Toyota Tacoma beats Ford Ranger Raptor on torque, exportable power
2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X designed for tough work on and off-road
Test drive: The Model 589, Peterbilt's successor to the 389