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Rule to increase carrier liability insurance minimum coming as FMCSA sends rule to White House

| October 01, 2014

A rule proposal to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have has been sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget — the final stop before the rule is published.

+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

| September 30, 2014

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

Driver who left trailer of rotten chicken at truck stop arrested

| September 30, 2014

Idaho police say they have arrested the driver sought in connection to a trailer abandoned at a Flying J truck stop last week in Montana. The trailer was filled with 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken.

Diesel price continues plummet, at multi-year low

| September 30, 2014

The country's average diesel price is at its lowest point since June 2012, thanks to 11 straight weeks of price drops.

Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan, others not wearing seat belts in June truck crash

| September 30, 2014

Wal-Mart has denied negligence allegations brought in a recent lawsuit by Tracy Morgan and others involved in a June 7 crash. The private carrier and retail giant also claims Morgan and other plaintiffs weren't wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.

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