PIB tip: Factors that influence interest rates

| July 18, 2014

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

Going independent on TV: Todd and Tamera SturgisImage Gallery

| July 16, 2014

Overdrive's 2013 Most Beautiful top-ten finisher Jessica Samko is likewise a featured hauler in this year's Shipping Wars season on A&E.

FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

| July 15, 2014

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

Beware: E-ZPass phishing scam comes to light

| July 15, 2014

An email circulating that purports to be an attempt to collected unpaid tolls via E-ZPass is a scam, authorities report.

Diesel price falls again, hits one of lowest averages since January

| July 14, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended July 14 to $3.894 a gallon, according to the government. This is the second straight week the price of diesel has dropped and the lowest the price of diesel has been since January, save for two weeks in June.

Pilot Flying J agrees to $92 million criminal settlement in fraudulent fuel rebate case

| July 14, 2014

Pilot Flying J has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the criminal investigation into the company's fraudulent rebate withholding scheme, agreeing to pay a $92 million fine. That's in addition to the $85 million civil settlement from November.

Investment banker’s front-line info source: You

| July 14, 2014

A banker who looks to drivers for front-line economic information predicts some good times ahead -- what does business look like where you sit?

Drivers allowed state-assured rest breaks in California, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | July 11, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that motor carriers are not exempt from California state law requiring mandatory paid breaks for workers, overturning a ruling made by a lower court that had exempted motor carriers and opening the door for similar challenges, both in California and elsewhere.

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