FMCSA publishes official notice of insurance increase consideration, looking for industry input

| November 27, 2014

FMCSA announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have.

Online trucking trends: Study shows industry’s top topics in social, digital media

| November 26, 2014

More than 80 percent of online activity was dominated by three topics: safety and health; recruitment and employment; and regulatory issues.

Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

| November 25, 2014

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

| November 25, 2014

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

| November 24, 2014

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants ...

Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

| November 24, 2014

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

CVSA joins industry in call for CSA SMS scores to be removed from public view

| November 21, 2014

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Nov. 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance echoed industry calls for CSA's SMS scores to be removed from public view.

Former drivers, raise hands high!Image Gallery

| November 20, 2014

Former owner-operator Bryan Lundberg's latest step on the path through the trucking world is as a broker. His last Kenworth, though, is no less special to him. Photos from back when here.

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