Trucking News

Obama to unveil truck fuel economy standards

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

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NHTSA increases stopping distances at lower speed

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

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Carriers dangle incentives for owner-operators

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

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Driver Jensen wins June photo challenge

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

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Detroit Diesel to honor truckers

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

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Diesel price reverses course, heads higher

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

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CARB extends trailer fleet date

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

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FMCSA seeks feedback on 5-year plan

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

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States diesel tax rates set to change July 1

Connecticut will increase its diesel tax, while Nebraska truckers will pay a slightly smaller tax and Georgia has delayed its increase.

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Driver fatigue on NTSB safety list

List covers most critical transportation issues that need to be addressed to improve safety and save lives.

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