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Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

| August 29, 2014

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

| August 28, 2014

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights.

Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

| August 28, 2014

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

Federal appeals court deems FedEx drivers employees, not contractors in latest ‘classification’ case

| August 28, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company.

Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | August 27, 2014

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment.

If it ain’t broke, still fix it

Bruce Mallinson | August 26, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine ...

Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

| August 25, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has now fallen eight straight weeks, dating back to the week ended July 7.

IdleAir adds four Pilot stops, five dedicated facilities

| August 25, 2014

IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show last week it now operates five dedicated facilities with single terminals in conjunction with C.R. england, Con-way Truckload, CalArk, Werner Enterprises and TSA/Panamex. The truck stop electrification service ...

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