Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

| December 11, 2012

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

Diesel dips, falls below $4

| December 11, 2012

After spending two weeks hovering just above the $4, the national average price for a gallon of diesel dropped to $3.991, falling 3.6 cents during the week ended Dec. 10.

Crash-related deaths rise among truck occupants

| December 11, 2012

Crash-related fatalities among occupants of large trucks rose 20 percent in 2011, while the overall number of highway deaths in 2011 fell to levels not seen since the 1940s.

Obama applauds Detroit Diesel’s new plant

| December 11, 2012

Obama visits to praise the company for its $120 million investment into a Redford, Mich.-based plant to build its DT12 automated-manual transmission.

Pilot program with Mexico comes under fire in court

| December 07, 2012

Federal judges heard oral arguments presented on the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico Dec. 6.

DOE: Natural gas will eat into diesel consumption

| December 06, 2012

By 2040, use of natural gas in heavy-duty vehicles will have displaced about 700,000 barrels per day of other heavy-duty fuels, like diesel, says the Department of Energy.

House bill would force hair drug testing program for truckers

| December 06, 2012

A bill introduced this week into the House would force the U.S. Department of Transportation's hand on making carriers use hair samples to test truckers for drug use as opposed to urine samples if made law.

Freight, the economy and alt fuels: CCJ Symposium roundup

| December 05, 2012

The Symposium delved into use of natural gas, the future of fuel surcharges, what freight will be like in 2013 and what to look for when buying equipment.

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