Online trucking trends: Study shows industry’s top topics in social, digital media

| November 26, 2014

More than 80 percent of online activity was dominated by three topics: safety and health; recruitment and employment; and regulatory issues.

Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

| November 25, 2014

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

Music video: ’18 Wheels and Jesus,’ by Tony JusticePodcast

| November 25, 2014

Tony Justice's heartfelt "18 wheels and Jesus" track gets a professional music-video treatment with production work by Big Rig Videos' Christopher Fiffie. See it here.

Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

| November 25, 2014

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

Alt fuel ‘reality check’: Cheaper diesel drives down interest in natural gas

| November 25, 2014

The recent slide in the price of diesel — and the prospects of that trend to continue — have caused trucking’s interest in natural gas to wane some, according to a recent report. The adoption curve for natural gas, however, is still expected to reach 23 percent of units sold by 2025.

Ryder introduces loyalty program for truck renters

| November 24, 2014

Ryder System recently announced it is instituting a new customer loyalty program for its rental customers, who will now earn points for renting trucks from the company. To participate, customers need to sign up at RyderRedZone.com. Participants ...

Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

| November 24, 2014

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

Truckers end strike at California ports, long-term relief unclear

| November 24, 2014

Southern California drayage truckers have ended their latest strike, but long-term fixes to the labor problems that plague the ports may still be far off.

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