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.
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.
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.
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.
The Teamsters have rejected the terms of a contract extension with YRC that the carrier says would help it stay afloat, while agreeing to new terms with a pay raise and better benefits at UPS.
A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices is expected to be published by FMCSA Jan. 29. The rule implementing a drug and alcohol clearinghouse of truck drivers is expected to be published Jan. 31.
Pilot Flying J has reached a settlement with Western Express in a lawsuit in which the carrier said Pilot's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme cost it $75 million in expenses and debt.
Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.
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