Business

Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

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Start the year with strategies to achieve your goals

In the first of two parts, Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford tells owner-operators how establishing tactics and strategies can help them improve their businesses and their personal lives.

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Damper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace them

Pitt Power's Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine's damper.

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5 tips to prevent cargo theft (and how to handle someone tailing you)

What are some steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of cargo theft? And how should you react if you think you're being tailed? Here are five things you can do to protect yourself and your load.

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Intermodal hauler’s rig flipped by wind — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe's intermodal container was hit by a 70 mph wind gust and knocked on its side. Could Doe have prevented the accident?

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Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

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Diesel price rises fraction of a penny, mostly stagnant in December

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose two-tenths of a penny in the week ended Dec. 23 to $3.873, the DOE reported. The price of diesel has now hardly changed in the last three weeks.

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Pricing yourself right

What sets you apart from the pack? Having a well-thought-out rate structure and a marketing plan can help.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Last day to enroll in health insurance exchange for Jan. 1 coverage

Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.

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Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.

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