Oregon: An edge on hours

| December 09, 2014

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

No-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports no longer have to be filed

| December 09, 2014

A federal rule to eliminate the requirement that drivers submit a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report will go into effect Dec. 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced today.

Diesel sees biggest price drop in two years, hits new multi-year low

| December 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 7 cents in the week ended Dec. 8 to $3.535.

Trucking groups urge Congress to suspend hours of service restart rules; Foxx urges otherwise

| December 08, 2014

Several trucking industry groups offered their support over the weekend for Congressional action that would suspend two key provisions of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers and make FMCSA better justify the rule.

Hotshot trucking: How to start

| December 05, 2014

Going into hotshot as an owner-operator is in a lot of respects no different from moving into business with a Class 8. The biggest differences lie in equipment choices and, for a leased owner-operator, getting used to operating under your own authority.

Trucking employment continues to grow as economy adds jobs

| December 05, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The U.S. economy as a whole added 321,000 non-farm jobs in the month.

Congress could force FMCSA to suspend hours of service restart rules

| December 05, 2014

A major spending bill in the works in Congress could include a major provision for the trucking industry: Direction to suspend parts of the 2013 federal hours of service rule.

Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

| December 04, 2014

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

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