TSE expands Severe Duty availability

| October 31, 2013

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.

Predetermined oil intervals and what to check in oil analysis

Bruce Mallinson | October 31, 2013

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.

House bill would undo hours rule, reinstate previous restart provisions

| October 31, 2013

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.

House panel punts on highway funding measures

| October 30, 2013

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.

5 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

| October 29, 2013

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.

FMCSA officially amends hours rule to remove break requirement for short haulers

| October 29, 2013

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.

Diesel price drops another 1.6 cents, down to lowest since July

| October 29, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.6 cents in the week ended Oct. 28 to $3.870, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Panel: Hours rule hurting safety, pushing drivers out of industry

| October 28, 2013

The latest hours of service rule is pushing older, experienced drivers out of the industry, which will take a toll on safety, a panel of fleet managers said last week.

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