Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

| April 11, 2014

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers rescinded in most exempted states

| April 10, 2014

FMCSA has cancelled the Congressionally implemented hours of service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers in 31 of the 36 states where exemptions were granted

OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule

| April 08, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a legal petition asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the compliance date of the medical examiner registry rule until more agency-certified examiners are available for truck operators.

ATRI looking for driver input on hours rule effects, detention time

| April 08, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it's looking for input from truck operators on the impacts of the current hours of service rule and about detention time for two separate studies it's working on.

Downward trend continues for diesel prices, down 6.2 cents in 4 weeks

| April 07, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 7, down another 1.6 cents to $3.959, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

NTSB pushing for blind spot systems, trailer guards, better data collection

| April 07, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends regulations be put in place to require new trucks to be equipped with systems to boost blind spot awareness and side and rear underride guards and to require that better data be collected on trailers involved in crashes.

PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

| April 07, 2014

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and ...

OTR Digital Tookit: Business, news, lifestyle, locator resources for owner-operators

| April 07, 2014

Our editors have scoured what’s available in terms of websites, online software, smartphone apps, podcasts, email newsletters, social media and blogs and built a list of the top picks for owner-operators.

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