By 2040, use of natural gas in heavy-duty vehicles will have displaced about 700,000 barrels per day of other heavy-duty fuels, like diesel, says the Department of Energy.
A bill introduced this week into the House would force the U.S. Department of Transportation's hand on making carriers use hair samples to test truckers for drug use as opposed to urine samples if made law.
The Symposium delved into use of natural gas, the future of fuel surcharges, what freight will be like in 2013 and what to look for when buying equipment.
After an eight-day strike that put halted work for thousands of truckers, the union representing clerical workers and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association have agreed to terms.
The national average diesel price has nearly stagnated, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent to $4.027 a gallon during the week ended Dec. 3, says the Department of Energy.
A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
A company conducting research on behalf of the FMCSA has received an exemption to install windshield-mounted camera-based monitoring systems in up to 500 commercial motor vehicles.
"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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