FMCSA says it’s researching crash weighting in CSA scores

| September 10, 2013

FMCSA is studying the feasibility of incorporating crash accountability into Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and plans to release its Crash Weighting Research Plan sometime this year, the agency says.

Trucking employment sees no activity, July numbers slashed

| September 06, 2013

The for-hire trucking industry saw no gains or losses in employment in August, but July's initial estimates were downwardly revised from 6,300 jobs gained to just 400.

Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

| September 06, 2013

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

ATRI: Cost of trucking fell in 2012 due to driver pay decrease

| September 05, 2013

A trucking business cost $1.63 a mile to operate in 2012, according to a recently released report from the American Transportation Research Institute, down 4 percent from 2011 and driven mostly by a decrease in driver wages.

Diesel price sees largest week-to-week increase since February

| September 04, 2013

The national average price of on-highway diesel rose 6.8 cents this week — the highest week-to-week jump since February — coming on the heels of increased likelihood of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

Driver shortage: Veteran operators’ views on who’s filling it

| September 04, 2013

In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.

Spot market rates continued fall in August

| September 03, 2013

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in all three segments in August — the first time all three have dropped since January.

Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

| September 03, 2013

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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