Business

Diesel prices up for sixth consecutive week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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Highway funding safe for 60 more days as Congress clears latest stopgap measure

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is the 33rd such short-term measure in the last decade.

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Cargo theft data firms warn of potential uptick in theft activity during holiday weekend

Carriers and truck operators are being warned about the increased risk of cargo theft during the holiday weekend, as thieves become more active and loads go unattended.

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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House passes short-term highway funding patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a 60-day extension of federal highway funding, extending a 2014 patch through the end of July.

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Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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E-log mandate: DOT’s latest projected dates for it, fuel economy standards and other 2015 regs

The latest projections for major trucking regulations in the DOT's pipeline.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

Speed limiter mandate one step closer to publication, sent to White House for approval

A proposed federal rule to require the installation and use of speed limiters on heavy trucks has been sent from the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its approval.

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Bill would put the brakes on Wireless Roadside Inspection

As with truck systems, inspections could see in relatively short order a future in which more happens with less human involvement. Recent draft DOT appropriations bill item seeks to curb "Wireless Roadside Inspection" pending DOT's addressing of industry, enforcement concerns.

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