ATA, agency to square off in court over hours rule

| December 14, 2012

The American Trucking Associations will present oral arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule March 15.

Agency studying whether EOBRs can be used to harass drivers

| December 13, 2012

FMCSA is requesting comment on a proposed survey examining driver harassment and coercion related to electric onboard recorders.

Equipment finance booms, projected for growth

| December 13, 2012

After returning to nearly pre-recession levels in 2012, the U.S. private and public sectors are on pace to finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, says forecast.

Odd, but effective: Negotiate doctor visit prices

| December 13, 2012

Try negotiating the cost of your doctor visits.Insurance companies do it. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to.

Rush centers prosper with oil field development

| December 12, 2012

The Texas oil and gas field boom of the last few years has also been a boom for much of the state’s economy, and that includes the Rush Truck Centers facility in San Antonio.

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.

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