Gun laws, election, federal regs: Top 15 most read stories of 2012

| December 28, 2012

Though the landscape of federal rulemaking was relatively quiet this year, a few lawsuits brought against some of the DOT's more controversial rules and programs proved to be popular topics this year.

Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

| December 27, 2012

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

Indicators: Shipper conditions improve, tonnage rebounds

| December 21, 2012

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index improved in October from September, but the research firm forecasts that conditions at the end of 2012 and into 2013 will worsen.

Agency orders six carriers, one driver to shut down

| December 21, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a cleaning sweep since late November.

Vehicle Miles Traveled tax proposed in House

| December 20, 2012

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) proposed a bill into the House that would, if passed, implement a pilot program to test the feasibility of a tax on miles traveled.

One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

| December 20, 2012

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

NY decides against truck toll hikes

| December 19, 2012

A preliminary plan to raise tolls on truck drivers traveling the New York Thruway has been scrapped in favor of a new plan that involves shoring up spending and better asset management.

Truckpocalypse: What happens when America’s trucks stop

| December 19, 2012

If all trucks in the U.S. were halted tomorrow, what would happen with water and food supplies, fuel availability, healthcare, banks, the retail segment, manufacturing and emergency responders?

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