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Editorial, Business

Editorial: CDL or Bust

For the last week, our collective eyes here at Transport Topics have been fixated on a school outside Louisville, Kentucky.

August 29, 2016
Business

Truckload Pricing Ticks Up After Pressure in First Half

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Recent reports that track freight rates could be showing initial signs of improvement in truckload pricing, which has been under intensified pressure this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016
Business

Facing Increasing Regulatory, Business Pressures, Private Fleets Seek Assistance With Compliance

Corporate fleet owners are spending more on training, upgrading equipment and doing more to recognize their best-performing drivers, according to executives interviewed for Transport Topics’ 2016 Top 100 list of largest private carriers in North America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 29, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Advisers Offer Sleep Apnea Guidelines as FMCSA Considers Health Proposal

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Top medical advisers to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have recommended a slate of sleep apnea guidelines that would require truck drivers to participate in costly diagnostic sleep studies if they have a body mass index of 40 or higher, experienced excessive fatigue or sleepiness while driving or have been in a sleep-related accident.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

US Fleet Size Surpasses 4 Million, Report Says

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The number of U.S. Class 8 vehicles in operation topped 4 million for the first time, clearing it by 9,000 vehicles, IHS Automotive reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Brokers Offer Smartphone Apps for Truckers to Make It Easier to Find Available Freight

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Sifting through load boards can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but new apps are helping small carriers and owner-operators sort through the clutter using GPS to identify nearby freight.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business, Fuel

Study Finds Continued Savings for 17 Fleets Through Use of Fuel-Efficient Technologies

Seventeen trucking fleets realized a 3% increase in fuel savings in 2015, equally about a half-billion dollars, compared with the national average by adopting fuel-efficient technologies, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Wal-Mart’s White Captures National Truck Driving Championship

White by John Sommers II for TT

INDIANAPOLIS — At a practice session about a week before veteran Wal-Mart Transportation driver Charles “Mike” White hopped into a 3-axle truck to negotiate the nerve-wracking National Truck Driving Championships “skills” course, fellow company driver and last year’s grand champ Ronald Emenheiser Sr. made a prediction.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2016
Business

Mobile Apps, Reserved Spaces Help Drivers Locate Available Parking

Petro Stopping Centers

Industry organizations, major truck stop chains, government officials and a Silicon Valley startup are all attempting to help truck drivers with one of their most pressing challenges today — finding a place to park.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016
Business

In Essence, Boyd Bros. Trucker Charlie Walker has Driven to the Moon and Back Six Times

Charlie Walker is in an exclusive club, having driven more than 3 million miles over three decades with nary a fender bender for Birmingham, Alabama-based transportation company Boyd Bros.

Tony Adams | Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer
August 17, 2016

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