FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.
Pilot Flying J said this week that by Dec. 31, 2013, it had paid 95 percent of the companies it owed money to in its $85 million settlement with 5,500 trucking companies that an Arkansas court approved in November.
The U.S. needs to stand up and face a looming "infrastructure deficit" by passing a long-term highway funding bill, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said this week, touting various proposals for bolstering funding and increasing efficiency.
In a bill supported by both the New York Motor Carrier Association and the Teamsters, the state is changing misclassification rules to bolster legit contractors and punish misclassification violators.
Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.
A bill reintroduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, take steps toward bolstering federal funding for freight movement projects in the U.S. by implementing a 1 percent shipping fee, to be paid by the entity paying for the shipment.
These credit cards, ranked the best in cash back and other categories, would interest many owner-operators.
The price of diesel in the week ended Jan. 13 fell 2.4 cents from the week prior week to a national average of $3.886. The 2.4-cent drop is the third largest since April 2013.
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