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Operator tops hill, slams jackknifed flatbedder — Could he have prevented it?

| March 07, 2014

Truck driver John Doe topped a hill in the middle of a snow storm then crashed into a jackknifed rig in the middle of the road. Could he have prevented the accident?

For-hire trucking employment unchanged in February as U.S. adds 175k

| March 07, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry did not add or lose any payroll jobs in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, per the DOL, who also downwardly revised January's job gains to 2,600.

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

| March 06, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

House approves bill to exempt some fuel haulers from hours regs until May 31

| March 05, 2014

U.S. House members have approved a measure that would extend hours-of-service exemptions for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31.

FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

| March 05, 2014

The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012's all-time high of 951, according to an annual report, which also said that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of cargo theft higher.

Navistar sees net loss of $248M in 2014 first quarter

| March 05, 2014

Truck and engine maker Navistar International recorded a net loss of $248 million in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, per an announcement from the company March 5.

Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

| March 04, 2014

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

Rates rebound in February, see big year over year spikes

| March 04, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy spikes in all three segments — flatbed, reefer and dry van — in February, pushing rates to big year over year gains and setting a record for dry van loads, according to Internet Truckstop.

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