Diesel volatility a new phenomenon

| July 31, 2013

A historical look at how diesel prices have changed since the 1990s paints a picture of a once stably-priced commodity changing into a fairly volatile one.

New load profitability planner

| July 31, 2013

123Loadboard.com launched a load planning function that takes into consideration driving time, deadhead mileage, fuel and toll costs toward a goal of stringing together hauls for maximum profitability. The "Load Planner" reduces the time required to locate ...

Demand rising for spot market flat freight

| July 31, 2013

Rates reversed a downward trend in late July due primraily to growing volume in flatbed freight, DAT reported.

Submerged! What to do if you and your truck get plunged

| July 30, 2013

What if you suddenly found yourself — in your truck — sinking in water? Here's what to do if you and your rig are submerged.

Change thinking, not oil

| July 29, 2013

Using oil analysis can save you money in new oil, oil disposal and overall maintenance -- and can alert you to emerging engine problems.

Worst case trucking scenario: Heart attack while driving

| July 29, 2013

As part of the ongoing 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, what should you do if stricken with a heart attack while driving? Quick tips for those who are curious.

Analysis: Foxx needs to lead, not do more of the same

| July 26, 2013

What should Anthony Foxx's No. 1 priority be as new Secretary of Transportation? Leading the U.S. to modern transportation infrastructure funding solutions, writes Kevin Jones.

Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

| July 26, 2013

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

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