Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

| August 14, 2014

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both proposed rules are expected to be published this year.

Fuel card provider Comdata bought for $3.45B

| August 13, 2014

Fleet, virtual card and gift card payment system service Comdata has been sold to FleetCor Technologies from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The deal is expected to close in December.

U.S Xpress raising driver pay

| August 12, 2014

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25. The carrier says its pay increases is designed ...

Con-way ups driver pay, adds bonus

| August 12, 2014

Con-way Truckload announced it has increased its per-mile pay, increased layover pay and added a new incentive bonus, all of which goes into effect Sept. 7. Con-way says when combined, the compensation changes bring its pay ...

Diesel price continues to tumble, down another cent

| August 12, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell a cent in the week ended Aug. 11 to $3.843. That’s the sixth straight week the national average price has dropped and the lowest the price has been since the week ended Nov. 18.

Researchers looking for input on trucking’s top issues

| August 11, 2014

ATRI posted its 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey Aug. 11, and it is asking carriers and other trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with the strategies for addressing them.

CSA’s Fallout: Where it’s most difficult to improve CSA scores

| August 11, 2014

The continental United States ranked for each state's likelihood to issue a totally violation-free, or "clean," inspection.

CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

| August 08, 2014

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

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