Treacherous, icy weather coming to Midwest tonight including Chicago area

The Midwest has been getting a break recently from the record-breaking, prolonged cold snap in late January. Temperatures plummeted to 40 degrees below zero or lower […]

Livestock groups ask DOT for hours-of-service waivers

A coalition of groups representing livestock haulers and others has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for more lenient hours of service regulations. Instead of […]

Study: Under ELDs, crash rates flat but unsafe driving violations are up

A group of researchers this month issued a report on the effects of the electronic logging device mandate, and they reached two main conclusions: The use of […]

Military tribute truck draws on the ‘winged knights’, the Husaria, of Poland’s history as inspiration

Owner-operator Jerry Stetz has been trucking roughly since shortly following the time he first emigrated from Poland to Chicago in the mid-1990s, working first for a […]

Legislation giving Trump more tariff authority on shaky ground

A month before U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are scheduled to jump to 25% on March 1, freight interests outside the Beltway […]

Josh Brown’s 2007 Kenworth W900L

This 2007 Kenworth W900L is owned by Josh Brown out of Kincheloe, Mich. It sits on a 308-inch wheelbase and is powered by a Cat C15 […]

Research reveals mixed ELD safety effects

Mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) was aimed ultimately at reducing accidents and improving safety, but new research shows mixed results toward that goal […]

Serious wrecks, travel bans during wicked winter weather

The ongoing nasty winter weather is showing no mercy in the Northeast. Besides brutally cold temperatures the past few days, with wind chills as low as […]

Truck safety groups push Congress for speed limiter mandate that will slow trucks to 65 mph.

After failing to get two previous presidential administrations to require trucks to set their speed limiter devices to 65 mph, safety lobbyists are bypassing regulators and […]