Diesel price still projected to fall in 2014, 2015, but forecast price climbing

| March 13, 2014

The Dept. of Energy's most recent Short Term Energy Outlook projects the U.S.' average diesel price to fall to $3.85 this year, a 7-cent drop from 2013's average of $3.92 and a 12-cent drop from 2012's $3.97. Those numbers, however both are upward revisions of previous projections.

Trucker strike, shutdown continues at Port Vancouver as owner-ops reject proposal

| March 13, 2014

Container truck traffic has fallen 85 percent at Canada’s Port Vancouver, where union and non-union truckers have rejected a mediator’s return-to-work proposal. The unionized Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association and United Truckers Association, the port’s owner-operator organization, ...

Highway Angel recalls life-threatening wreck

| March 12, 2014

An icy road in Texas proved to be plenty dangerous when Thomas Colston, driving for Frito-Lay, witnessed a pickup truck fly out of control.

Pilot Flying J giving away prizes in Road Warrior campaign

| March 12, 2014

Pilot Flying J has kicked off Road Warrior, a new initiative aimed to celebrate and honor honoring professional drivers throughout North America. Anyone can nominate a Road Warrior, and drivers can nominate themselves. Road Warriors will ...

Questioning combustion: New engine designs question century-old engine concepts

| March 12, 2014

Diesels engines modified to run on gasoline and a gasoline engine that doesn't use spark plugs to initiate combustion? Though these may sound far-fetched, they're two examples Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts notes in a blog post on innovative engine design on OD sister site CCJ.

E-log mandate likely coming soon: White House clears rule, publication nearing

| March 12, 2014

After more than seven months in waiting, the proposed rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices has cleared the White House's Office of Management and Budget, likely paving the way for a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published by the end of the month.

Crete raising pay 2c per mile for owner-ops, company drivers

| March 12, 2014

Crete Carrier Corp. announced March 12 that it would be raising pay 2 cents a mile for all national over-the-road drivers and owner-operators. The pay raise applies to drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation and will take effect April 1.

Owner-operator Matt Hopkins tells the story of his February Aconcagua ascentImage Gallery

| March 11, 2014

Climbing in part to raise awareness and money for the Truckers Against Trafficking organization, Hopkins was within "2,800 vertical feet" of the Argentinean summit, at an altitude of 20,000 feet, he says, when he and another climber in his party made the decision to turn back.

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