California emissions laws spur big jump in diesel particulate filter sales

| August 07, 2014

DPF sales jumped 65 percent year over year in the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30 of this year, according to a recent report, presumably as truck owners purchased them to come into compliance with California's emissions regs.

CSA’s Fallout: The shifting enforcement target as states move on driver violations

| August 07, 2014

Among all 48 continental states, 2013 saw 29 states increase their attention to moving violations, figured as a percentage of each state’s total violations. Among the top such states, 3 in 4 saw their moving violations' share grow in 2013 against other violations.

Cargo thieves’ new tool: ‘Jammers’ that scramble tracking devices

| August 06, 2014

Cargo thieves seem to have a new tool at their disposal, according to FreightWatch International, who says two recent incidents “may indicate the beginning of a trend” for those looking to steal trailers or their contents.

Rule to nix no-defect vehicle inspection reports moves closer to implemenation

| August 06, 2014

A federal rule to rescind the requirement that drivers submit vehicle inspection reports when no defects were found has made its way to the Office of Management and Budget and is expected to be published as a Final Rule in November.

Volvo, Freightliner issue recalls for some on-highway tractors

| August 06, 2014

Volvo is recalling 862 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks. Freightliner is recalling 194 2015 model Cascadia, 122SD and Business Class M2 units.

Reader to truck stops: Better optimize, expand parking space; And an eats tip in AL

| August 06, 2014

"There's nothing worse than after a long hard day's driving to pull into a truck stop and find full spaces taken up with just a tractor or an RV." --Rick Fine, Pueblo, Colo.

‘Burden of proof,’ shipper and receiver accountability highlight anti-coercion rule comments

| August 05, 2014

Two key arguments have emerged: One contending the rule is past due and that the agency should do more to hold shippers and receivers accountable, and the other saying the rule is a good idea but places the burden of proof of coercion on truck operators, thereby undermining its purpose.

Chevron Delo giving away F-250 in sweepstakes

| August 05, 2014

Chevron Delo announced this week it is giving away 2014 Ford F-250 diesel-powered pickup in its fourth annual Delo Pick-Up Your Truck sweepstakes. The contest runs from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, and the contest ...

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