Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

In The News

  • Featured Story
    The State of Expedited Trucking: 2018 Forecast
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Jan 15th 2018 11:09AM
    What are the key trends to watch in expedited trucking in 2018? What will be the impact of the ELD (electronic logging device) mandate? What is the outlook for fleet owners? And what direction is the expedite market, as a whole, heading--will it grow, hold steady, or hit economic headwinds? Expedite Now asked four industry experts to peer into their crystal ball and share what they see for 2018. Here are their insights. ELD Impact“I think 2018...
  • U.S.-NAFTA freight up year-over-year for 12th straight month
    By The Trucker News Services
    Posted Jan 16th 2018 1:16PM
    WASHINGTON — U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $100.6 billion as all five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free...
  • ELD Mandate Pushes Fleets to Order Record Number of Trailers
    Posted Jan 16th 2018 12:59PM
    Trailer orders in the U.S. hit are expected to hit an all-time high of 47,000 units to end the year, the highest total yet recorded by the analysts at...
  • ‘Here’s to causing a crisis’: Is there a shutdown going on?
    By Todd Dills -
    Posted Jan 16th 2018 12:54PM
    “I have so many things to say about the hours of service,” says Brita Nowak, independent owner-operator until recent months on a Florida to New Yo...
  • ELD Mandate Transition: 4 Takeways So Far
    By HDT Staff
    Posted Jan 12th 2018 11:48AM
    When your fleet transitioned to electronic logging devices or automatic on-board recording devices, were you ready? J.J. Keller reports on the transition so far.
  • Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES
    By Carol Hill
    Posted Jan 11th 2018 11:17AM
    Kenworth showed a zero-emissions T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell as part of its Paccar Innovations booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show
    By Jack Roberts
    Posted Jan 11th 2018 11:11AM
    If you need any more evidence that technology is moving into commercial vehicles at astonishing speed, look no further than the CES consumer electronics show this week in Las Vegas.
  • Trump Signs Bills to Help Veterans Become Drivers, Curb Human Trafficking
    By Carol Hill
    Posted Jan 10th 2018 12:06PM
    President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that affect the trucking industry: the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, which helps veterans to become medically certified for commercial driving; and the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which bans drivers who are involved in human trafficking from commercially driving for life.

  • Diesel Climbs Again, Rises 2.3¢ to $2.996 a Gallon
    By Carol Hill
    Posted Jan 9th 2018 1:28PM
    The U.S. average retail price for diesel jumped 2.3 cents to $2.996 cents a gallon, while crude hovered near $62 a barrel amid political tensions in Iran and a decline in active U.S. oil wells.
  • OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78
    By Carol Hill
    Posted Jan 9th 2018 12:43PM
    Jim Johnston, one of the founders and the long-serving leader of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, has died at age 78 after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer.
  • Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter
    By David Cullen
    Posted Jan 8th 2018 10:59AM
    Stuttgart, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.