Diesel price spikes again, hits highest point in nearly a year

| February 20, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its recently began steep climb in the week ended Feb. 18, edging close to the $4 mark – a threshold it hasn't been over since the week ended March 25.

EOBRs/ELDs are being put in the wrong place

S.E. McCurdy | February 19, 2014

Owner-operator S.E. McCurdy argues an alternative to the ELD/EOBR mandate in a time-card system to put the burden of accounting for drivers' time on those who would waste it.

Mexican trucking association wants $30 billion from U.S. for alleged non-compliance with NAFTA

| February 18, 2014

A Mexican trucking trade association has reportedly filed arbitration action against the U.S. and wants $30 billion, saying the U.S. has not fully complied with the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement by not fully opening its borders for truck trade.

Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

| February 18, 2014

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels to help lead the way.

The pros and cons of bringing ‘Moneyball’ to trucking

| February 16, 2014

Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?

Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’Podcast

| February 15, 2014

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

Driver slams tree in the road in heavy snow — Could trucker have prevented it?

| February 14, 2014

Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop in time to miss it. Could he have prevented the accident?

Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads

| February 14, 2014

More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.

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