Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

| December 26, 2013

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

Diesel price rises fraction of a penny, mostly stagnant in December

| December 23, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose two-tenths of a penny in the week ended Dec. 23 to $3.873, the DOE reported. The price of diesel has now hardly changed in the last three weeks.

Pricing yourself right

| December 23, 2013

What sets you apart from the pack? Having a well-thought-out rate structure and a marketing plan can help.

Last day to enroll in health insurance exchange for Jan. 1 coverage

| December 23, 2013

Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.

Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

| December 23, 2013

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.

Number of cargo theft incidents falls while load value jumps, FreightWatch reports

| December 20, 2013

The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three months.

International ProStars recalled over fuel tank issue

| December 20, 2013

Navistar says it is recalling nearly 3,000 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab trucks manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year, due to an issue that could rube holes in the fuel tank.

Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

| December 18, 2013

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

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