President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

| February 27, 2014

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country's ailing roadways.

Delo, Cummins sponsor 2013 Ram 2500 prizes for two top truckers

| February 26, 2014

One Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and one Company Driver of the Year finalist will win a 2013 Ram 2500 next month in the annual contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

House bill would extend hours of service waivers for fuel haulers to end of May

| February 26, 2014

A bill introduced in the House this week would if passed extend the exemptions to hours of service rules for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31, essentially taking measures beyond what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is capable of.

Pilot asks court to consolidate fuel rebate lawsuits, hearing set for March 27

| February 25, 2014

A judicial panel will hear argument Thursday, March 27, on a request by Pilot Flying J to consolidate seven of the remaining 17 lawsuits against the fuel provider and truck stop chain and transfer them to a federal court in East Tennessee.

Mack making push for over-the-road market share, to announce rebranding efforts

| February 25, 2014

In a push to increase its sales in over-the-road and long-haul applications, Mack Trucks will begin a rebranding effort at the ConExpo construction industry show in March in Las Vegas.

ATBS tax ebook available

| February 25, 2014

With chapters devoted to tax liabilities, deductions, key credits, successful bookkeeping practices and some alternative tax strategies, ATBS' new ebook focuses on how owner-operators can pay less in taxes.

Diesel price continues surge, tops $4 for first time in 11 months

| February 24, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the week ended Feb. 24 breached $4 for the first time since the week ended March 25, 2013, according to the DOE, who reported the price of diesel rose 2.8 cents nationally to $4.017.

Onboard recorder mandate set to miss another publication date

| February 24, 2014

The long-expected re-release of the DOT rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (also known as Electronic Onboard Recorders) seems poised to once again miss an expected date of publication.

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