E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

| December 16, 2013

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.

Mustang tears out of high-fenced complex, hits truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

| December 13, 2013

While truck driver John Doe was running the speed limit down a two-lane highway, a crazed Mustang driver shot out of a high-fenced apartment complex into Doe's front bumper. Could he have prevented this accident?

South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

| December 13, 2013

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

New logging app/dispatching platform seeded by Google Ventures

| December 12, 2013

The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.

Trucks carried 70 percent of U.S.’ $13.6 trillion in freight in 2012

| December 12, 2013

Trucks moved 73.7 percent of the country's freight in 2012, according to the Department of Transportation, carrying $10 trillion worth of the country's $13.6 trillion in freight and 8 billion of the 11.7 billion tons hauled.

Diesel price forecasted to see sharp dip in 2014

| December 11, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is still expected to fall 12 cents in 2014 to $3.77 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Another take on broker bond increase: TIA says impact on brokers, industry will be minimal

| December 11, 2013

The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.

35% of brokers have authority revoked in bond increase measure, broker group says

| December 10, 2013

In a number that's been increasing every day since Dec. 1, 7,561 freight brokers are now shut down due to their failure to comply with bond increase required by the MAP-21, says James Lamb, AIPBA president.

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