A Lone Star special: 2/3 off on new toll road

| March 14, 2013

The Texas DOT is offering you quite a deal – two-thirds off the truck rate on its newest toll road, SH 130, for 12 months. This is the road that got so much publicity last ...

Owner-operator population rises again

| March 14, 2013

The owner-operator population increased 6.2 percent last year in the wake of the recession, and the trend should continue in 2013, according to Overdrive-sponsored research.

Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

| March 14, 2013

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

| March 14, 2013

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

Agency makes GPS training standard for new entry-level drivers

| March 13, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued recommendations on Global Positioning Systems and will require entry-level CDL holders receive training on use.

10 mpg? It looms, says Daimler’s CEO

| March 12, 2013

Martin Daum said during in an address to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association that trucks getting 10 mpg "will definitely come during our professional lifetimes."

Indicators: Trucking employment continues rise, Class 8 orders strong

| March 12, 2013

In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.

How-to: File against a broker’s bond

| March 08, 2013

Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.

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