Business

Diesel price rises a fraction of a cent

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 11th consecutive week, climbing 0.3 cent to $4.135 a gallon.

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Using a high deductible to cut costs

If you haven’t looked closely at your insurance deductibles, you could be missing an opportunity for savings.

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CARB offering possible leeway with registration

Although the deadline has passed for small fleet owners to opt for California’s phased-in greenhouse gas compliance schedule, officials have hinted registering sooner rather than later could be beneficial.

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Intersection 2012 draws more than 50,000

Intersection 2012, which was centered around The Great American Trucking Show, drew large numbers of both trucking and construction industry professionals.

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Monthly freight index up 1.9 percent

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in July from June, rising after a one-month decline.

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Truckload driver turnover surges in 2Q

The annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes rose sharply in the second quarter, with turnover at large fleets breaking the 100 percent barrier for the first time in more than four years.

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NATSO rejects settlement with credit card providers

The national association representing the travel plaza and truck stop industry says it has joined others in rejecting a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit brought by merchants alleging that Visa, MasterCard and national banks collude to set artificially high swipe fees.

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Fleet loyalty

Though some owner-operators change leases more than 10 times in their career, many are not so quick to jump from carrier to carrier.

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Owner-Operator of the Month: Bob Stewart

After a decade of odd jobs with the state of Washington, Bob Stewart has thrived on the open road.

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Revisiting the cross-border program — in Mexico

U.S.-based cross-border carriers continue to operate into Mexico -- a lookback on past reporting on the program shows little progress in the U.S.-Mexican economic/political relationship.

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