Business

Truck tolls on IL Tollway routes going up in new year

A series of truck-toll hikes begins in 2015 on the 286 miles of the Illinois Tollway system.

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POLL: Owner-operators, will 2015 be better than 2014 for your business?

2014 is close to being in the books -- what's the outlook from where you're sitting for the new year?

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$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?

Owner-operators with access to fleets' or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike "Mustang" Crawford is one of them.

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DAT: Insurance increase would impact owner-ops most, increase not justified

An increase in the minimum amount of liability required for trucking companies would adversely affect owner-operators and smaller carriers at a disproportionate rate and may even force them to close shop, according to recent analysis from DAT Solutions.

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Diesel price plummets again, hits four-year low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

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Two e-log makers update software to reflect 34-hour restart changes

Two e-log software providers, KeepTruckin' and Big Road, have already announced software updates to accommodate the rollback of the 2013 provisions.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Smart year-end tax moves

There’s still time to take advantage of some financial opportunities that could lower your 2014 taxes.

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Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

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President signs restart rollback bill: Here’s what the law requires of FMCSA

President Obama Dec. 16 signed into law the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of certain hours of service provisions and requires an FMCSA study of the rules. Here's a look at how the bill directs FMCSA to conduct the study.

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