The price of diesel for the week ended Monday dropped just a smudge — four-tenths of a cent — to $3.976 a gallon, following the first week the national average diesel price dropped below $4 since mid-August.
In a poll of owner-operators at OverdriveOnline.com, more than 60 percent of respondents called the potential for better income the chief attraction of expediting. More on pay in part 2 of this series.
We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.
The NTBS hopes for a mandate of collision-mitigation technology on Class 8 trucks, elimination of distracted driving and a reduction of substance-impaired driving.
The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.
With much of the tractor aero gains already carved out from years of wind-tunnel testing and refined engineering, attention now has swung to trailers.
U.S. Xpress says it is expanding its "presence and range" of its cross-border capabilities into Mexico by purchasing a 90 percent interest in Xpress Internacional.
The national average price of a gallon of diesel has dropped below $4 for the first time since an 11.5-cent jump followed by a 6.1 in consecutive weeks in August.
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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