Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Proposes Pilot Allowing Drivers to Pause Driving Window

Truck driver The program would allow participating drivers to pause their on-duty driving time with one off-duty period of at least 30 minutes, but not more than three hours. (photovs/Getty Images)

FMCSA is seeking comment on a pilot program that would offer drivers additional hours-of-service flexibility by allowing them to pause their 14-hour driving window.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

IMCC Files Claim Against OCEMA, Ocean Carriers

A judge's gavel sabthai/Getty Images

American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference on Aug. 17 filed a complaint against the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and 11 international ocean carriers alleging conduct that violates the Shipping Act, charging they inflated prices in the intermodal chassis market at dozens of ports across the country.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 20, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Declines 8.3% Year-Over-Year in July, ATA Index Shows

Trucks on road ATA data shows for-hire truckload fleets are operating 3% fewer trucks this summer compared to last summer, according to Bob Costello, the federation's chief economist. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in July declined a seasonally adjusted 8.3% when compared with year-ago levels, and on a monthly basis was down 5.1% from June, according to ATA.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 18, 2020
Government, Breaking News

FMCSA’s Jim Mullen Stepping Down; Wiley Deck to Become Deputy Administrator

Jim Mullen and WIley Deck Mullen (left) and Deck via fmcsa.dot.gov

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration acting Administrator Jim Mullen will leave his position at the end of August.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Show Resurgence in July

Cummins/International The latest C10 version comes with the 2021 Cummins X15 Efficiency Series paired with Eaton Cummins Endurant HD 12-speed automated manual transmission. (Cumberland International Truck)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July cleared 14,000 for the highest total since March, WardsAuto.com reported as the freight economy grew stronger.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

June Tonnage Dips 1.3% Year-Over-Year

Trucks on highway Year-to-date, tonnage is down 2.4% compared with the first half of 2019, according to ATA. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in June declined 1.3% when compared with year-ago levels, but on a monthly basis surged 8.7% above May.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 21, 2020
Business, Fuel, Breaking News

Pilot Company Names Jimmy Haslam Chairman, Shameek Konar CEO Effective Jan. 1

Jimmy Haslam and Shameek Konar Jimmy Haslam (left) and Shameek Konar by Pilot Company

Pilot Company announced that CEO Jimmy Haslam will be succeeded in the role by current Chief Strategy Officer Shameek Konar on Jan. 1, 2021, at which point Haslam will become chairman of the board and company founder James Haslam will be named chairman emeritus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 21, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in June Drop 43.5%

Class 8 Freightliner trucks on a lot Class 8 Freightliner trucks on a lot. The brand remained the market leader in June with 4,732 sales, good for a 35.6% share. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in June fell 43.5% year-over-year to just above 13,000, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Breaking News, Top 100

TuSimple Partners With Major Fleets to Launch Autonomous Freight Network

Map shows planned rollout of TuSimple's Autonomous Freight Network TuSimple

Self-driving truck developer TuSimple has partnered with four major transportation companies to launch a logistics network for its highly automated trucks, marking a new phase in its push to bring its technology to market in the coming years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
July 1, 2020
Business, Breaking News

Navistar Appoints Persio Lisboa as New CEO

Persio Lisboa at an industry event Persio Lisboa speaks at the 2017 North America Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Navistar International announced that Persio Lisboa will replace Troy Clarke as president and CEO, effective July 1.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 26, 2020

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