Joining propane haulers in the Midwest and Eastern regions, propane haulers in the South are now temporarily exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations in light of cold temperatures and propane shortages around the country.
Truck driver John Doe successfully evaded an out of control Mercedes but lost one of his doubles. His carrier said he could have prevented it, to which he contested. Could he have prevented it?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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