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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.

Trucking employment gains again, up 3,300 jobs in March

| April 04, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 payroll jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released April 4 by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OOIDA pushing driver training, FMCSA reform for highway bill items

| April 03, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced this week the two main items it is pushing Congress to include in its next highway bill: Bolstering training for new drivers and reforming the federal trucking regulatory process.

House members call for GAO to evaluate FMCSA’s methodology in creating hours rule

| April 02, 2014

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.

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