Business

ATBS tax-savings webinar 3/6

| March 04, 2014

The webinar is focused on strategies to minimize your tax liability and will be held 4-5 p.m. EST. You can reserve your space via links you'll find here.

Agency, states waive hours rules for fuel haulers, some food and relief load haulers

| March 04, 2014

In light of severe cold temperatures impacting much of the country and some nationwide fuel distribution problems, FMCSA and some states have continued issuance of hours-of-service waivers for fuel haulers and, now, some other relief loads, like road salt, food and livestock.

Recent diesel price surge ends as average price nudges downward

| March 03, 2014

And so ends the most recent — and rather large — upswing in diesel prices seen in late January and all of February, as the national average diesel price fell in the week ended March 3 one-tenth of a cent to $4.016, according to the Department of Energy.

Fitzgerald raising money for St. Jude’s with glider kit sale

| March 03, 2014

Fitzgerald Glider Kits will be selling a specially built Peterbilt 389 with the full sales price of the truck going to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Anti-tolls group formed by trucking companies, truck stops, other sectors

| March 03, 2014

Several trucking companies and trucking trade groups have joined a band of other business and consumer organizations to form an anti-tolling group who says its mission is to keep existing interstates toll-free.

Appeals court rolls smaller lawsuit against FMCSA data into OOIDA’s broader DataQs suit

| February 28, 2014

Based on jurisdictional grounds, a U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. has transferred a case brought against the FMCSA and its inability to remove violations from a carrier or driver's safety record if the violation is dismissed in court or the carrier is found not guilty.

Industry stakeholders tell Congress size and weight increase good for economy, efficiency

| February 28, 2014

Upping the size and weight limits for trucks on U.S. roads would reduce traffic, help road conditions and help the trucking industry absorb growth in the next few decades, said representatives of fleets, manufacturing and transportation planning at a House hearing held Feb. 27.

Overcoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

| February 27, 2014

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

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