Trucking News

Obama to unveil truck fuel economy standards

Jill Dunn | August 05, 2011

The standards, to be announced Aug. 9, will affect work trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.

NHTSA increases stopping distances at lower speed

| July 27, 2011

Agency is slightly relaxing its new stopping distance requirements for new truck tractors at lower initial speeds.

Carriers dangle incentives for owner-operators

| July 21, 2011

Carriers have increased per-mile and fuel rates, posted bonuses and reduced truck-lease payments.

Driver Jensen wins June photo challenge

| July 18, 2011

New Century Transportation Driver John Jensen won Truckers News’ June “Road Signage” photo challenge.

Detroit Diesel to honor truckers

| July 15, 2011

Truckers may tour Detroit manufacturing plant, have lunch and get free merchandise as part of a driver appreciation promotion for August.

Diesel price reverses course, heads higher

| July 11, 2011

The national average price increased 4.9 cents to $3.899, as all regions but one advanced.

CARB extends trailer fleet date

| July 05, 2011

Aug. 1 date set if fleets want to register trailers under a new California regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

FMCSA seeks feedback on 5-year plan

Jill Dunn | June 30, 2011

Safety improvement proposal is aimed at removing high-risk drivers and carriers from operation.

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