New York targets owner-operator misclassification

| January 16, 2014

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 — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

| January 15, 2014

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.

House bill would boost freight, transportation funding with 1 percent shipping fee

| January 14, 2014

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.

The best credit card for your financial need

| January 14, 2014

These credit cards, ranked the best in cash back and other categories, would interest many owner-operators.

Diesel price falls in one of biggest weekly price drops in nearly a year

| January 14, 2014

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.

Kenworth, Freightliner issue recalls for some ’13, ’14 model trucks

| January 14, 2014

Certain 2014 Kenworth trucks may have a tail light defect, while Freightliner Cascadias made between December 2012 and November 2013 could have faulty wiring in their electronically controlled air suspension.

New Entrant test debated in initial regulatory session

| January 14, 2014

Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.

Lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, alleged fuel rebate withholding dismissed

| January 13, 2014

A federal court in Alabama has dismissed parts of a lawsuit against Pilot Flying J that allege the company engaged in racketeering and violated deceptive trade laws.

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