A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped another penny in the week ended Nov. 18, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, to $3.822 — the lowest since July 1, 2013.
More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.
The second-generation trailer in Kevin Rutherford's Signature Series combo unit will couple to a single-drive-axle tractor and balance weight with payload possibilities, electrical efficiency and more.
A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Intermodal Association of North America will demonstrate its paperless Driver Vehicle Examination Report Notification Service Nov. 18 at the Intermodal Expo next week in Houston, Texas.
LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.
Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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