Business

Cheaper crude driving down diesel prices; price drop expected to continue

| October 13, 2014

The country’s average price for a gallon of diesel fuel should continue to fall this year and next, according to the Department of Energy, who projects diesel to average $3.68 in the fourth quarter, $3.85 for the year and $3.80 next year.

Safety Fitness Determination rule under review by FMCSA’s top brass, agency leader says

| October 13, 2014

The long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule has hit the “front office” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, which is one of the last stops before moving to the White House for approval.

Driver medication use, cross-border trucking, insurance hikes on the docket for FMCSA committee meetings

| October 13, 2014

The agency's advisory committee will meet with FMCSA's Medical Review Board to talk medications like painkillers and amphetamines, and it will meet by itself to discuss the liability insurance increase for carriers and cross-border trucking.

Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

| October 10, 2014

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

What’s the best fuel-saving equipment? Last chance to tell us this weekend

| October 10, 2014

Overdrive's interactive microsite allows you to choose the fuel-saving equipment you deem most valuable. Participants in the poll voting by Oct. 12 will be entered in a contest to win prizes from Amsoil.

Spot market volume and van, flat rates edge up

| October 09, 2014

According to DAT's analysis of the spot market for the week ending October 4, freight availability rebounded 1.5 percent at the close of the month and quarter.

POLL: Which of these industry concerns is most important?

| October 08, 2014

Following the release of the American Transportation Research Institute's critical issues report, this poll probes Overdrive readers' own prioritization of ATRI's top ten carrier concerns.

Finding fault: Where inspections are toughest

| October 07, 2014

This month in the Standout States series we look at Connecticut, which might get the most proverbial "bang" for its inspection buck with the highest number of violations per inspection on average – and the lowest percentage of clean inspections.

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