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NTSB has issued six safety recommendations regarding the loading of propane tanker trucks. Image: NTSB


NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.


Spot Truckload Rates Drop for Third Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates continued trickling lower for the third straight week for the week ending Jan. 27, according to new figures release from freight matching service provider DAT Solutions. Despite this drop, rates remained higher than at any point in 2017, based on information from this network of load boards.

For-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized by TCA and CarriersEdge for providing exemplary work environments for their drivers and independent contractors. Photo via TCA


Truckload Carriers Association Names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge announced the 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2018, recognizing these fleets for providing exemplary work environments for their truck drivers and independent contractors.

Southern Refrigerated Transport announced its second pay bump in six months. Photo: Southern Refrigerated Transport


Fleets Reach Out to Drivers With Better Per-Mile Pay

In an effort to attract and retain truck drivers, Southern Refrigerated Transport and KLLM both announced major per-mile pay increases.


Earnings Watch: Paccar Doubles Quarterly, Annual Income

Truck and engine maker Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported big gains in both profits and revenue for the final quarter of 2017 as well as for all of last year.

DTNA teamed up with Loadsmart to develop a customized version of the platform for the company's contract freight carriers. Image: Daimler Trucks North America


Daimler Launches Online Spot Freight Platform

Daimler Trucks North America is launching a new online platform to match its contracted freight carriers in the U.S. with the company’s spot loads through an app.


Earnings Watch: Werner, Covenant Profits Leap Due to New Tax Laws

Two major trucking companies on Monday announced huge increases in their earnings for the final quarter of 2017 and for all of last year, both due to changes made by Congress in federal tax laws.

Todd Smith (left) is succeeding Barry Smith (right) as president of Smith Transport. Photo: Smith Transport


Smith Transport Selects Successor to Barry Smith as President

Smith Transport named Todd Smith president, succeeding Barry F. Smith, who has served the Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania-based trucking company since 1983.

CFI President Greg Orr Photo: CFI


Orr Promoted to President of CFI

Greg Orr has been promoted to president the North American full truckload carrier CFI, replacing previous president Tim Staroba.

Results of the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Graphic: U.S. Bank


4th Quarter Freight Spending Surges as Shipments Ease

A measure of the nation’s freight market showed gains in both spending and shipments during the fourth quarter of 2017, but the strength of the advances differed widely.

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