truckers

Truck-related deaths decline

The truck-involved fatality rate in 2008 declined 12.3 percent to 1.86 per 100 million miles.

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New indexing tool helps OOs/carriers determine what freight rates ‘should’ be

Tools like Transcore’s Rate Index Pro and Internet Truckstop’s Fuel Desk Plus have in recent years offered for users of the load board services and other subscriber owner-operators access to real-time load market data along individual lanes and in specific regions, leading to a broker-carrier negotiation situation where, for the first time in history, individual owner-operators and larger carriers can tap into a huge amount of information about markets. Today, “carriers have the ability to ...

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U.S. diesel price declines

After three weeks of increase, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dipped this week, falling 0.9 cent to $2.87, according to the Department of Energy. Over the previous three weeks, the U.S. average price had gained 15.3 cents. Prices across the U.S. regions were mixed, as California, the West Coast, the Gulf Coast, the Midwest, Central Atlantic and New England declined in price, while the overall East Coast, Rocky Mountain area and Lower ...

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Have truck, can’t hunt

Over-the-road drivers deal with all manner of annoyances, some rising to the level of outright injustice -- I think immediately of the numerous times I've watched a fellow auto-driver cut across three lanes of traffic at 70-plus mph within mere feet of a rig's front bumper, to name just one -- but writing in the Montana newspaper Billings Gazette, reporter Brett French recently uncovered one such injustice that might take the cake for most downright ...

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Minnesota truckers focus on distracted driving

The “Keep Both Hands on the Wheel” campaign will focus on reducing distracted driving.

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Truckers’ toll hike on Bay Area bridges delayed

On July 1, 2011, trucker tolls will increase to $5 per axle for trucks and other vehicles with three or more axles.

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Early warning signs at Arrow Trucking

One of the lessons to come out of the Arrow Trucking collapse is to recognize warning signs and take appropriate action.

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Next HOS session Jan. 22

The first of four public listening sessions to gather information on the hours of service rule will be Jan. 19.

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FMCSA adds another hours-of-service session

The session will be Jan. 28 from 1-9 p.m. CST at the Comfort Inn Hotel and Suites in Davenport, Iowa.

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One Arrow driver’s story, through the eyes of the Schneider National hauler who picked him up

Nacogdoches, Texas-based Schneider National driver Robin Reese recently told me a story that ranks among the absolute most positive I've heard to come out of the bankruptcy of Arrow Trucking, which before officially filing as bankrupt late last week abruptly ceased operations a few days before Christmas, leaving drivers the nation over in the lurch and wondering just how to proceed. Shortly after news of the shutdown began to fly out of Tulsa, where Arrow was ...

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