Diesel price sinks again, drops a penny to lowest price since July 1

| November 19, 2013

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 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

| November 18, 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.

Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo

| November 18, 2013

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.

Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

| November 14, 2013

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.

Paperless roadside enforcement tech debuts at Intermodal Expo

| November 14, 2013

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 headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

| November 13, 2013

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

Four ways to erode your profit

| November 13, 2013

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

| November 13, 2013

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

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