Tightened fuel economy regs: OOIDA warns of higher truck costs, ATA and truck makers generally supportive
OOIDA says increased fuel economy standards will drive up the price of new trucks, while one trucking researcher says the cost of overall truck ownership will drop, despite the price increase. Truck makers, too, say they support increasing fuel use standards for trucks.
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its recently began steep climb in the week ended Feb. 18, edging close to the $4 mark – a threshold it hasn't been over since the week ended March 25.
Owner-operator S.E. McCurdy argues an alternative to the ELD/EOBR mandate in a time-card system to put the burden of accounting for drivers' time on those who would waste it.
A Mexican trucking trade association has reportedly filed arbitration action against the U.S. and wants $30 billion, saying the U.S. has not fully complied with the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement by not fully opening its borders for truck trade.
President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels to help lead the way.
Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?
Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.
Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop in time to miss it. Could he have prevented the accident?
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