The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Dec. 16, down eight-tenths of a penny (0.8 cents) to $3.871, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.
The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.
After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.
The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.
Trucks moved 73.7 percent of the country's freight in 2012, according to the Department of Transportation, carrying $10 trillion worth of the country's $13.6 trillion in freight and 8 billion of the 11.7 billion tons hauled.
The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is still expected to fall 12 cents in 2014 to $3.77 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.
The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.
In a number that's been increasing every day since Dec. 1, 7,561 freight brokers are now shut down due to their failure to comply with bond increase required by the MAP-21, says James Lamb, AIPBA president.
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