Brake failure! What to do when your rig won’t stop

| August 09, 2013

As the finale to the 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios infographic, there's maybe the scariest scenario of them all — braking failure in your truck.

Outstanding Pilot lawsuits deferred to prior settlement

| August 09, 2013

The outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J will not be consolidated, per a federal court, who asked to defer its ruling to the nationwide settlement made in an Arkansas court last month.

Caught in a blizzard: Faring when stuck in snow

| August 08, 2013

What happens when the sky parts and a few feet of snow are dumped onto you and your truck in the middle of a run? Here are some tips on getting you and your rig safely through a snowed over earth.

July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

| August 08, 2013

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

| August 08, 2013

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

Fraudulent letter being sent to carriers, agency says

| August 08, 2013

Fraudulent letters claiming to be sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation are being sent to motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

How to maintain control over black ice

| August 07, 2013

On a cold winter's morning, what are you to do if the road beneath you and your truck suddenly is covered by a thin layer of clear ice? A few tips for handling.

Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

| August 07, 2013

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

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