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  • Economist: Trucking market still strong but not as strong as last year November 13, 2018
    All good things must come to an end and the historically fat times trucking has enjoyed recently may be on borrowed time. Noel Perry, chief economist at – speaking at CCJ Solutions Summit in Phoenix Monday – forecasts freight to plateau through 2020 as the U.S. GDP falls by nearly half. “It’s highly likely […]
    Jason Cannon
  • Brake light malfunction prompts recall of 6,000 Freightliner Cascadias November 12, 2018
    Daimler’s recall affects 6,326 model year 2017-2018 Cascadia tractors in which the brake lights may remain on after the brake pedal is released. Great Dane is also recalling a small number of Champion dry van trailers that do not have enough reflective tape.
    Matt Cole
  • Indicators: ‘Trucking conditions’ skid to 12-month low, expected to climb through year’s end November 12, 2018
    FTR says the decline reflects stabilizing rates and freight demand, though the looming holiday shipping season will likely put upward pressure on the index in the year's final quarter. However, FTR predicts the index to soften gradually through most of next year. 
    CCJ Staff
  • Warding off strike, UPS Freight drivers ratify labor agreement November 12, 2018
    UPS Freight announced Sunday that its roughly 12,000 drivers, who are represented by the Teamsters Union, voted to ratify a five-year labor agreement offered by the company Oct. 25. The election warded off a potential drivers strike that prompted the company to try to clear its network of freight late last week had the agreement […]
    James Jaillet
  • Nomination period for Driver of the Year contests extended to Friday November 11, 2018
    The Truckload Carriers Association, along with CCJ sister publications Overdrive and Truckers News, are seeking nominations for the 2018 driver of the year contests for company drivers and owner-operators. Each contest will award the winner with $25,000.
    CCJ Staff
  • EPA fines two major fleets over California emissions violations November 9, 2018
    According to EPA, Schneider and Old Dominion did not have diesel particulate filters on some trucks in California and did not verify that trucks they hired for use in California complied with the state's emissions rules.
    Matt Cole
  • Test drive: International CV Series November 9, 2018
    Through its partnership with General Motors, International has managed to introduce a truck that has nearly a generation of baked in legacy and reliability.
    Jason Cannon
  • UPS Freight clearing network over risk of drivers strike November 8, 2018
    The Teamsters Union represents the drivers, and union leadership threatened a strike, says UPS Freight, should the drivers reject a labor agreement offer made by the company. UPS Freight, the company's LTL division, says it is working "to empty [its] network of freight by Friday," due to the potential for a work stoppage by its […]
    James Jaillet

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