Losing ground: The military hauling niche

| February 06, 2014

Owner-operators continue to fight for access to military freight, though federal cost-cutting initiatives have reduced rates.

Upping fuel economy for trucks would yield savings for consumers and boost economy, report says

| February 05, 2014

The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year if medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a recent report.

Rates fall in January but see big year over year gains

| February 05, 2014

Rates in all three segments dropped in January from December, but all are up double digits from the same month in 2013.

CSA works and is not biased against small carriers, FMCSA report concludes

| February 05, 2014

Coming on the heels of a government-issued report saying CSA's scoring method is faulty and unfair, FMCSA has released a study concluding the opposite: The system does work to identify carriers who pose the greatest crash risk, the agency says.

Bush didn’t overturn emissions regs, public needs truck education: Part 2 of OD visit to Road DogPodcast

| February 04, 2014

In the second segment of OD's Jack Roberts' visit to Mark Willis' Road Dog Trucking News show, Roberts recalls the trucking industry's rejoicing over the election of President Bush, who ended up doing nothing to curb tightening emissions regs.

CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

| February 04, 2014

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

Diesel price spikes 4.7 cents in second largest weekly gain in a year

| February 03, 2014

The national average diesel price in the week ended Feb. 3 spiked 4.7 cents to $3.951, the largest week to week increase since Sept. 2 and the second largest in nearly a year, when the price rose 5.3 cents in the week ended Feb. 18.

‘Trucking always a target for regulations’ — Overdrive editor talks politics, trucking regs on Road DogPodcast

| February 03, 2014

A few weeks back, Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts went on Mark Wills' Road Dog Trucking News on Sirius to talk trucking regulations and how they relate to political ideologies of the day.

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