The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Nov. 4, dropping 1.3 cents to $3.857, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.
Are we about to pass the 10-mile-per-gallon threshold in long-haul trucking? Owner-operator Henry Albert certainly thinks so. He regularly pushes the envelope in his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution.
TSE Brakes announced its Severe Duty design is now available on UltraLife and Omnibrake spring brakes, offering increased durability and service life for heavy-duty applications.
As a responsible truck owner, you should change your oil at predetermined intervals. Oil analysis provides great information and is the best way to keep track of how your engine is wearing.
A bill with bi-partisan support has been introduced in the U.S. House and if passed would undo the current hours of service rule and allow truck drivers to revert back to abiding by the hours rules in place prior to the July 1 changes.
The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation unanimously said the U.S. should spend more on highway funding. It fails,however, to provide specifics as to where the money will come from.
Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule this week that officially provides an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement of the current hours of service rule to short haulers.
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