Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

Panel: Paying drivers by hour would be ‘suicide,’ driver pay raise looming

| October 24, 2013

Fleets should be reluctant to abandon paying drivers by the mile, according to a panel of fleet managers, but driver pay is looming.

This is now the hottest cargo theft scam

| October 22, 2013

Experts say bogus pickups will become the dominant type of cargo theft.

Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

| October 22, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a drop of six-tenths of a cent.

Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

| October 22, 2013

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to 7.2 percent.

OOIDA sues NY over out-of-state fees

| October 15, 2013

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is legally challenging New York’s mandate that out-of-state trucks pay registration fees to operate on state highways.

Diesel price down a penny, about 30 cents lower year over year

| October 14, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped one cent in the week ended Oct. 14 to $3.834. The price has now dropped five consecutive weeks.

Diesel price still projected to fall in 2013, further in 2014

| October 11, 2013

The Dept. of Energy forecasts the price for a gallon of on-highway diesel will be $3.93 in 2013 and drop to $3.76 in 2014.

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