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Diesel price continues near 4-month downslide, remains at 28-month low

| October 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking the 16th week in a row without an increase.

Charts: For-hire truck driver pay averages $46k, private $73k

| October 20, 2014

How does your pay rank against the industry average? These charts should give you some idea.

PIB tip: Use overdraft protection

| October 17, 2014

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

Two owner-operators get court victory in labor law, classification dispute

| October 16, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a California carrier to reinstate two owner-operators and cease illegal labor activities.

Load availability continues to boom on spot market despite small monthly drops

| October 16, 2014

Spot market volume in September jumped 32 percent compared to the same month last year, according to the monthly DAT Freight Index, continuing more than a year of strong year-over-year increases.

Teamsters score historic first when FedEx drivers vote to join

| October 15, 2014

For the first time, FedEx drivers in the U.S. have voted to join the Teamsters union. In a 26-18 vote held Oct. 14, FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa., elected to join the union.

Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

Bruce Mallinson | October 15, 2014

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque of both the engine and your right foot.

U.S. diesel average falls 3.5 cents in biggest drop in year and a half

| October 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, per the Energy Department.

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