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?

Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

| November 26, 2013

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

Diesel rises for first time in 11 weeks, still down 19 cents year over

| November 26, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Nov. 25 for the first time since September, climbing 2.2 cents to $3.844, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Podcast: CARB compliance flexibility, or lack thereof, not set in stonePodcast

| November 25, 2013

In the first of two podcasts on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering, Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA urged operators around the nation to get involved in the process, as potential new compliance options aren't yet set in stone.

Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vidPodcast

| November 23, 2013

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 delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

| November 22, 2013

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

| November 22, 2013

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.

Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

| November 22, 2013

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

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