Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

| March 14, 2013

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

Agency makes GPS training standard for new entry-level drivers

| March 13, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued recommendations on Global Positioning Systems and will require entry-level CDL holders receive training on use.

10 mpg? It looms, says Daimler’s CEO

| March 12, 2013

Martin Daum said during in an address to the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association that trucks getting 10 mpg "will definitely come during our professional lifetimes."

Indicators: Trucking employment continues rise, Class 8 orders strong

| March 12, 2013

In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.

How-to: File against a broker’s bond

| March 08, 2013

Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.

Driving a lot less, earning a little bit more

| March 07, 2013

Average owner-operators miles have dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS. With data showing a concurrent income increase, it's clear operators have seen some improvement over the decade.

TCA coverage round-up: Hours of service, driver shortage, EOBRs, drug testing

| March 06, 2013

Panels at speakers at TCA's convention in Las Vegas talked EOBRs, hours of service, driver shortage and drug testing policies.

FMCSA says federal law trumps Alabama’s coil securement rules

| March 06, 2013

Steel coil haulers can now bring coils to and from Alabama without additional certification above what's required by federal law.

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