Business

Spot market rates rise for second consecutive month

For the second straight month, all three segments experienced rate increases.

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Mobil Delvac releases low-viscosity oil aimed at increasing fuel economy, sustainability

Mobil Delvac has expanded its diesel engine oil line to include a low-viscosity synthetic oil, Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 which has been formulated to help owner-operators save fuel and lower maintenance costs.

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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Trucking employment surged in April as unemployment dropped

The for-hire trucking industry added 11,700 jobs in April, according to preliminary data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

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Delving into CSA data shows enforcement irregularities

Overdrive is excited to launch the expanded CSA's Data Trail website, which is dedicated to empowering trucking professionals with data and analysis of how CSA affects their businesses.

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Diesel continues plummet, down 22 cents year over

The price of diesel has now fallen every week since Feb. 25, marking nine straight weeks of decline and, now, the lowest diesel price since mid-summer of last year.

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Knowing if you’re ready to buy

Assessing net worth relative to your age says more than you think about your ability to purchase a truck and succeed as an owner-operator.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Two more class action suits filed against Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has now been sued for a second and third time in response to federal allegations that it defrauded carriers out of tens of millions of dollars in a rebate withholding scheme over nearly a decade-long period.

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Detroit’s automated-manual transmission coming to U.S. market

The Detroit DT12 automated-manual transmission that will be available exclusively in Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Detroit DD15 engines starting next month.

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