Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

| July 23, 2014

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

Hands on with Navistar’s latest transmission options

| July 22, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts takes International ProStars for a test drive — one powered by the Cummins-Eaton Smart Advantage powertrain and the other with Navistar's MaxxForce 13 and the Allison TC10 automated-manual transmission.

Future for trucking bright? ATA predicts so

| July 22, 2014

Trucking will see continued growth both in freight and revenue in the next 10 years, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025.

National average diesel price hits lowest point since November

| July 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.5 cents in the week ended July 21 to $3.869, according to the DOE. That's the biggest price drop since the week ended Nov. 11, and the lowest price since the week ended Nov. 25.

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

| July 21, 2014

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

| July 21, 2014

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

| July 18, 2014

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

PIB tip: Factors that influence interest rates

| July 18, 2014

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

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