Congress proposes both freezing, expanding truck size and weight limits

| May 09, 2013

While the Department of Transportation has scheduled its first truck size and weight outreach session May 29, Congress has reintroduced opposing legislation — one bill would freeze the limits, another would expand them.

Diesel price drops, projected to keep falling

| May 08, 2013

The national average diesel price has fallen ten straight weeks and is projected to continue to drop.

Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

| May 08, 2013

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

Court hears new case against pilot program with Mexico

| May 08, 2013

Just 18 days after ruling to uphold the program, a federal court heard new arguments May 6 against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

Lawsuits continue to mount against Pilot Flying J

| May 06, 2013

At least two more lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J as a result of federal allegations against the company that it defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars.

Spot market rates rise for second consecutive month

| May 06, 2013

For the second straight month, all three segments experienced rate increases.

Mobil Delvac releases low-viscosity oil aimed at increasing fuel economy, sustainability

| May 06, 2013

Mobil Delvac has expanded its diesel engine oil line to include a low-viscosity synthetic oil, Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 which has been formulated to help owner-operators save fuel and lower maintenance costs.

Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

| May 06, 2013

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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