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8/10/2022
Diesel’s national average falls below $5

The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is below $5 for the first time since early March, according to the latest weekly update from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Read More

8/10/2022
A truck stop sits just off Exit 65 on I-22 in Jasper, Alabama. It’s a midway stopping point between my hometown and Birmingham, where I travel often to visit friends.

My family doesn’t do regular ole gas stations unless absolutely necessary because “truckstop coffee is better,” according to my mother, a former driver. Read More

8/5/2022
For well over a year the topic that’s been top of mind for companies across the globe is supply chain issues. There were positive outlooks heading into 2022, but the continued effects of the pandemic have forced disruptions across the manufacturing industry, as well as other sectors like the labor market, energy and transportation. Read More

8/5/2022
Like workers from any generation, Millennial and Gen Z truck drivers are motivated by pay. But recent research released by the American Transportation Research Institute found that there are other factors that are equally or even more important when it comes to joining or remaining with a motor carrier.
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8/3/2022
I have bought a lot of corkscrews in my life. It’s one of those requisite tools you never seem to have with you when you need it. So off you go to get another, throw it in a drawer, glovebox, toolbox, etc. planning for a future critical moment when you will need it again only to discover that when that time comes, you can’t find it.
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7/26/2022
Starting Tuesday, July 26, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will allow carriers to register to participate in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program, a combined effort with the Department of Labor that acts on the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's mandate to explore allowing younger drivers to operate interstate. Read More

7/26/2022
This year has been a hot one for mergers and acquisitions among trucking fleets, particularly among CCJ's Top 250 for-hire carriers. Deals among carriers of all sizes have popped up throughout the year, but there has been a substantial uptick early and mid-year among the country's largest. Read More

7/25/2022
I recently submitted comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an advance notice of supplemental proposed rule-making on speed limiters countering the FMCSA’s premise that a speed limiter rule is neither necessary nor desired. Read More

7/25/2022
As a mechanic years ago I remember having to walk across the shop to borrow tools from my brother. That wasn’t always the case, but as a rookie I was far from having such an enviable collection.

Every visit to that giant Snap-On box made me feel like a kid in a candy store. And it wasn’t just the amount of tools; it was how clean and well-organized they were. Pat could quickly size up a job, know what tools he needed and then quickly get those tools to get the job done. Read More

7/21/2022
Not all fuel economy testing is reliable.

That probably sounds strange coming from a person who is a fuel economy testing evangelist. To be clear, I believe in testing devices to ascertain what type of fuel economy gains they can achieve. However, not all testing methods are equal, nor are all test results directly translatable to real-world fuel savings. And real-world fuel savings are what fleet managers are interested in. Read More

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