New shipper-carrier connection tool

| January 23, 2014

The Go By Truck online freight management application bills itself as "automated freight brokering" -- the company also offers a referral-bonus program for any user of the system.

Trucking — the country’s easiest regulatory target?

| January 22, 2014

Is trucking the easiest industry for regulators to pick on? Could be, writes OD Executive Editor Jack Roberts, who says politicians play to the public's fear of trucks to gain support from voters.

Study: Shippers should find efficiencies to deal with productivity loss

| January 22, 2014

In the interest of maintaining good relationships with customers, a recent study of the hours of service rule change suggests that companies through the supply chain should not pass any increased costs on, but should instead look for ways to increase efficiency.

FMCSA broadens ability to revoke authority from carriers who repeatedly violate safety regs

| January 22, 2014

FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.

Diesel down another 1.3 cents, enters downward trend

| January 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now has fallen nearly 4 cents in the last two weeks, falling 1.3 cents in the week ended Jan. 20 to $3.873, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Carrier ordered by labor department to pay $2 million in pension to 515 drivers

| January 21, 2014

On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced 401(k) pension benefits would be restored to drivers for Lange Trucking Inc. on U.S. Postal Service contracts.

Owner-operators show business optimism for 2014

| January 21, 2014

Results of polling on 2014 business outlook shows generally optimistic views from the majority of respondents relative to the past year.

Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

| January 21, 2014

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

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