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.

Log haulers in Oregon asking for exemption of hours rule break requirement

| December 10, 2013

Timber haulers in Oregon are seeking an exemption to the 30-minute break required by the hours of service rule that went into effect July 1, saying environmental and seasonal restrictions already limit their ability to get logs to mills.

West Virginia to get truck parking alert system

| December 10, 2013

The West Virginia Division of Highways will offer a guidance system to alert truckers to available parking via roadway signs and the 511 Traveler Information platform.

A little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OK

Bruce Mallinson | December 09, 2013

Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.

Reefer, van rates jump in November while flatbed sags

| December 09, 2013

The per-mile flatbed rate on the spot market hit its lowest monthly average in November since March, according to Internet Truckstop, while reefer and dry van saw jumps spurred by the holidays.

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