Owner-operators, what’s your current fuel mileage?

| September 29, 2014

What kind of mileage are you getting currently? This poll probes the variation in fuel economy around the industry among Overdrive readers.

Cargo theft risk still high, FreightWatch says; Theft data for June-August

| September 29, 2014

Between June and August, 182 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., according to cargo-theft prevention firm FreightWatch International. Moreover, FreightWatch’s report says the risk level for cargo theft in the U.S. remains high.

Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

| September 27, 2014

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

Former Pilot Flying J president targeted by prosecutors in fuel rebate scam, report says

| September 25, 2014

Federal authorities are investigating former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood over his potential involvement in the fuel rebate withholding case that has rocked the company the last year and a half, according to a local news report.

Driver pay ‘wage race’ under way?

| September 25, 2014

Bloomberg says a "wage race" is on among carriers, but survey results show not all company drivers and leased owner-operators are seeing the benefits of the improving pay landscape.

Report: Higher driver pay, more expensive equipment drive up trucking costs

| September 24, 2014

The average cost per mile for fleets rose 5 cents a mile in 2013 to $1.68. Retention and recruiting efforts by fleets to mitigate a perceived driver shortage, including wage increases for drivers, are what drove “labor costs” higher.

Is this the truck of the future?

| September 23, 2014

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

Diesel price falls another 2.3 cents, still at multi-year low

| September 23, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 22 to $3.778, according to the DOE. That’s the lowest average diesel price since the week ended July 16, 2012, and the 12th straight week that the price of diesel has either dropped or remained flat.

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