Business

White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

| November 04, 2014

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

Diesel price down nearly 30 cents a gallon since early July

| November 03, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.2 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.623, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, as the country’s diesel price remains at a near four-year low.

Detention time’s impact on safety, productivity: ATRI wants carrier input

| November 03, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for input from the trucking industry on the impact of detention time on safety and productivity.

TA to close on VA I-81, cutting 129 parking spaces

| November 03, 2014

TravelCenters of America at Virginia’s I-81 Exit 150 will permanently close at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The stop has 129 parking spaces that will be lost, which likely will add to the already exiting parking problems on I-81.

Spot market rates: Seasonal downswing continues as rates stay high

| November 03, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell for the fourth straight month in October, mostly in line with seasonal trends, but they remained strong and much higher than Octobers in recent years, according to data released Nov. 3 by Internet Truckstop.

Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

| November 03, 2014

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

PIB tip: Log your spending

| October 31, 2014

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

| October 30, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

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