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4/6/2018
This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards designed to ramp up the efficiency of cars and light trucks. Read More

4/6/2018
Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry surged in March, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly Employment Situation report, adding 6,700 jobs. March’s gains follow a similar jump in February, which saw trucking industry employment climb by 6,000 jobs. Read More

4/2/2018
Most autonomous efforts in trucking today, including platooning testing and Freightliner’s 2015 Inspiration concept truck, involve Level II automation (partial automation) as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. These trucks simultaneously use a combination of advanced driver assistance systems to control steering, acceleration and braking. The driver is still required to maintain situational awareness of road conditions and traffic and be ready to assume control instantly, similar to the way we use cruise control on the highways today. Read More

3/15/2018
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association has asked the U.S. DOT to waive short-term rental trucks from compliance with the electronic logging device mandate through the end of 2018. Read More

3/15/2018
Trucking industry image group Trucking Moves America Forward raised more than $1 million in 2017 to help enhance the public perception of truckers and the industry as a whole, the group announced Wednesday. Read More

3/15/2018
Another drop in diesel fuel prices during the week ending March 12 has prices at their lowest point since the beginning of the year, according to the Department of Energy’s latest report. Read More

3/12/2018
CCJ‘s Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more. Read More

2/28/2018
Oakley Trucking (No. 137 on the CCJ Top 250), a 100 percent owner-operator fleet, has started a new per-mile pay increase that pays drivers based on their Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores. Read More

2/28/2018
A report issued last week by the White House reiterates the Trump Administration’s stance that tolling should be a prime mechanism for boosting highway funding. The report also says that the administration doesn’t think trucking pays enough in taxes to offset “the negative externalities [trucks] generate” relative to highway conditions, congestion and “accident risk.” Read More

2/28/2018
Diesel fuel prices during the week ending Feb. 26 continued a recent downward trend, falling 2 cents to $3 per gallon. Read More

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