Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.
New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.
Increase in the Freight Transportation Services Index came after two monthly declines.
For-hire freight transported in March increased 1.9 percent from February to the highest level since July 2008.
A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.
For the first two months of 2011, freight shipments measured by the Freight TSI were down 0.6 percent.
Drivers weigh in on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, low per-mile pay, CSA regulations and much more.
The March Freight TSI gained 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index since July 2008.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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