Tough enough: Volvo’s VNX easily transitions from on-road to off with I-Shift transmission

| May 29, 2014

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts recently took Volvo's versatile VNX for a test spin pulling with flatbed loaded with 77,500 pounds of concrete blocks around 6 and 7 percent grades on Interstate 26 in Tennessee. Here's what he found.

Clearinghouse rule comments: OOIDA wants protection in reporting, carrier groups want expansion

| May 28, 2014

OOIDA says the rule needs safeguards against carrier reporting measures, while groups like ATA are pushing for an expansion of the ability of carriers to report drug or alcohol violations to FMCSA's database.

PIB tip: Use a separate credit card for business expenses

| May 28, 2014

Try to find a credit card without an annual fee and with a low interest rate. If possible, pay the balance in full every month

Diesel price down a nickel after string of price drops

| May 27, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell nine-tenths of a cent in the week ended May 26 to $3.925, according to the Department of Energy. This is the fourth week in a row the price of diesel has declined nationally.

Citing registry growth, FMCSA denies OOIDA request to delay med examiner rule

| May 27, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association its request for a delay in the effective date of the agency's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule.

Legislation introduced to clarify broker/shipper carrier-selection requirements

| May 23, 2014

TIA believes H.R. 4727 would remove the "confusing and conflicting vagaries" of CSA BASIC data as it relates to charges of the negligent selection of a carrier,

Video systems continue to make inroads among fleets

| May 23, 2014

At the ALK tech summit this week, fleets touted the benefits -- and highlighted the challenges -- of road- and driver-facing in-cab camera systems. Are you running with one? Tell us in the comments here.

Terry Smith’s focus on safety, health, biz produces balance of disciplined professionalism, vibrant lifestyle

| May 22, 2014

Terry Smith of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has five rules for safety that have helped him to drive 4.75 million accident-free miles in his 42-year career. The fruits of his fifth rule, which impacts more than safety, helped him earn the industry’s top honor: 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year.

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