Trucking News

Five from Overdrive: Hours of service effects, latest cargo theft scheme, trucking employment

In today's edition of Five from Overdrive, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives news on the the impact of the new hours of service rule, cargo thefts from "fictitious pickups," trucking's monthly employment report and the new app from the Missing Truck Driver network.

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Union campaign to boost inspection dollars tars truckers

Can you imagine your state's government employees resorting to something like this? The image here is of a billboard, among other similar ads that are part of a campaign being waged by British Columbia, Canada's weigh-station inspection force for more funding, attempting to exploit the general public's supposed fear of Class 8 on-highway trucks. The Canadian Today's Trucking publication has a great story about the effort, spearheaded by the B.C. Government and Employees Union -- and North ...

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Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 ...

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Channel 19’s Friday trucking news quiz

A brief quiz on the week's news -- play yourself! Post answers in the comments here then go back through the past week's blog entries to check your results. Get all five without cheating? You might be my best reader. 4: A Channel 19 regular, no doubt. 3: Thanks for reading! 2: Where have you been? 1: You know, you really could look into feeding the blog into your mobile RSS reader. 0: Um, mind ...

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Looking good, Michelin man

We didn't realize the Michelin mascot was such an avid consumer of owner-operator news and views before this photo was sent in. In any case, kudos for reading, MM. But too bad he didn't get to pick up the latest, April edition, just out and available in a digital edition via http://dmtmag.com/current/overdrive. There's a great feature there by James Jaillet -- the skinny on engine reprogramming tools and their ability to optimize engine dynamics for power ...

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Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

A federal court has denied OOIDA's request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage EOBR use.

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I-12 eastbound to be closed in Louisiana

Interstate 12 eastbound will be closed Saturday, March 31, at the O’Neal Lane interchange in Baton Rouge for 12 hours.

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I-12 eastbound to be closed

Interstate 12 eastbound will be closed Saturday, March 31, at the O’Neal Lane interchange in Baton Rouge for about 12 hours.

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CARB deadline March 30

The deadline for reporting under the Truck and Bus Regulation is March 30.

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ACT: Used Class 8 truck prices dip

Used truck prices fell 1 percent. Net orders for van trailers in February were down 32 percent from January.

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