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2014’s top stories, Part 1: Truckers’ right to carry, engine lawsuits, detention pay and more

| December 29, 2014

Overdrive delved through a web of analytics and a year’s worth of news and features posted on OverdriveOnline.com to put together a list of the top 20 stories from 2014. Here are numbers 11-20.

Truck tolls on IL Tollway routes going up in new year

| December 29, 2014

A series of truck-toll hikes begins in 2015 on the 286 miles of the Illinois Tollway system.

POLL: Owner-operators, will 2015 be better than 2014 for your business?

| December 24, 2014

2014 is close to being in the books -- what's the outlook from where you're sitting for the new year?

$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?

| December 23, 2014

Owner-operators with access to fleets' or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike "Mustang" Crawford is one of them.

DAT: Insurance increase would impact owner-ops most, increase not justified

| December 23, 2014

An increase in the minimum amount of liability required for trucking companies would adversely affect owner-operators and smaller carriers at a disproportionate rate and may even force them to close shop, according to recent analysis from DAT Solutions.

Diesel price plummets again, hits four-year low

| December 23, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

Two e-log makers update software to reflect 34-hour restart changes

| December 22, 2014

Two e-log software providers, KeepTruckin' and Big Road, have already announced software updates to accommodate the rollback of the 2013 provisions.

Restart rollback: An origin storyPodcast

| December 19, 2014

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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