Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.
California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.
Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.
Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.
Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.
Checking in with Overdrive 2004 Trucker of the Year Mike Curle -- on recent additions to his toolkit for success.
A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped another penny in the week ended Nov. 18, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, to $3.822 — the lowest since July 1, 2013.
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