Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

| November 14, 2013

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

Paperless roadside enforcement tech debuts at Intermodal Expo

| November 14, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Intermodal Association of North America will demonstrate its paperless Driver Vehicle Examination Report Notification Service Nov. 18 at the Intermodal Expo next week in Houston, Texas.

LED headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

| November 13, 2013

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

Four ways to erode your profit

| November 13, 2013

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

| November 13, 2013

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

| November 12, 2013

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

Diesel price continues slide, down nearly 15 cents since mid-September

| November 12, 2013

The U.S. average price for on-highway diesel continued its downward momentum in the week ended Nov. 11, falling another 2.5 cents and reaching another four-month low — $3.832, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

| November 12, 2013

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

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