Business

PIB tip: Save your log books

| April 16, 2014

Your log books are your best record of your per diem (daily) expenses, primarily meals, so be sure to keep them in a safe place along with your receipts and tax returns. You may need your logs to prove your expenses, should you be audited.

Driver coercion mitigation rule projected to be published this month

| April 16, 2014

FMCSA is working on a rule to mitigate potential coercion of drivers by shippers, receivers and carriers when crafting new rules. A speed limiter rule and Safety Fitness Determination rule could see action soon too.

KeepTruckin plans to offer free ELD to its pre-mandate e-logbook users

| April 16, 2014

That is, should the mandate take effect. With FMCSA hoping for a 2016 compliance date, KeepTruckin says it's developing the hardware to satisfy the ELD mandate now.

Major LTLs posting rates to uShip

| April 16, 2014

Three top national LTL carriers – Con-way, Old Dominion and YRC – have committed to publishing rates on offer to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace, uShip reported.

DOT to give truck size and weight increase update on May 6

| April 15, 2014

FHWA will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits.

Diesel price falls fraction of a penny, continues downward trend

| April 14, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 14, but its descent slowed some, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent to $3.952, according to the Dept. of Energy.

Remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J consolidated, transferred to Kentucky

| April 11, 2014

The seven outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J in the wake of the company's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme have been consolidated and transferred to a federal district court in Kentucky, according to court documents.

DOE projects diesel prices to drop more than a dime this summer

| April 11, 2014

The average price of diesel should fall more than dime over the course of the summer, according to projections released this week by the Department of Energy, who expects diesel to average $3.87 a gallon this summer.

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