How to prep your truck for Old Man Winter

| December 04, 2013

Nothing tests a truck’s readiness for climate change like a hard, frigid blast of arctic air. That’s why winter preparation is an annual event for owner-operators. Basic preparation can pay big dividends by avoiding unnecessary downtime.

Undoing hours rule, implementing e-logs key items on 2014 ATA agenda

| December 04, 2013

ATA Chairman Phil Byrd said undoing this year's hours-of-service rule changes, working on an electronic log mandate, fixing CSA and working to improve driver respect are some key areas ATA will focus on in 2014.

Diesel price jumps 3.9 cents in first consecutive increase in three months

| December 03, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second week in a row in the week ended Dec. 2, moving up 3.9 cents to $3.883. This is the first time since September the price has increased in back to back weeks.

FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

| December 02, 2013

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside inspection violation.

Brokers lose court bid to stop Dec. 1 bond increase

| December 02, 2013

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000.

Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Tara Bullock | November 29, 2013

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2Podcast

| November 27, 2013

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

Big rig hits snow bank avoiding dump truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

| November 27, 2013

Truck driver John Doe swerved to the right and into a snow bank to avoid a dump truck who had dipped into his lane and was coming right at him. Could he have prevented the accident?

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