Business

Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

| July 11, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed those problems from buyers.

Smartphone, tablet logging apps no longer require printing or manual signatures, FMCSA says

| July 10, 2014

Digital logs produced by smartphone, tablet or computer apps no longer have to be printed and signed manually by drivers, according to new guidance on digital logs issued by FMCSA.

PrePass: 475k trucks using service

| July 08, 2014

PrePass weigh station bypass service announced July 8 that its participation in May reached 475,000, a record-high for the company.  PrePass has 304 opreation sites in 31 states and is the largest truck safety pre-clearance system ...

Navistar hit with 3 lawsuits over EGR-only engines as carriers claim defects, losses

| July 08, 2014

Three trucking companies have filed lawsuits against truck and engine maker Navistar, claiming its '11-'12 MaxxForce engines were defective and didn’t meet federal emissions standards. The lawsuits further allege Navistar knew its engines were flawed yet concealed that information.

Diesel snaps short upswing, falls slightly

| July 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped seven-tenths of a cent to $3.913 in the week ended July 7, according to the Dept. of Energy, snapping the short two-week uptick in the price of diesel.

PIB tip: Carry a notebook with your receipt envelope

| July 08, 2014

This notebook will be used to record those expenses for which you cannot obtain a receipt, such as when you wash your truck at a coin-operated facility or personal use of your auto, so you can deduct the expenses at tax time.

CSA’s Fallout: ‘Play the game’ to get out of the lockup

| July 08, 2014

How the team at Old Time Express turned the lock open out of 'safety jail,' reversing its Conditional rating and winning back business.

CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare

| July 07, 2014

Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in "safety jail" as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.

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