FMCSA, OSHA to collaborate on employer retaliation claims made by truck drivers

| July 30, 2014

In an attempt to ensure truck drivers’ protections under federal anti-retaliation laws, FMCSA and OSHA have agreed to begin sharing information with one another when drivers claim their employers violate labor laws.

Sharing the road: Some common sense on regulations to reduce crashes

Pete Zimmer | July 30, 2014

From owner-operator Pete Zimmer: "Put the safety where needed. Educate auto drivers. Increase fines to make an impact. Put regulations where the biggest problems lie. Make fines equal for all. We are all on the same highways."

Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

| July 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

CNBC series probes truck crashes

| July 30, 2014

A new "Collision course" mainstream investigative series on truck crashes debuts. Links to where to watch and comment here.

Senate clears short-term highway fix, sets up showdown with House

| July 30, 2014

The Senate passed 66-31 Tuesday its version of a short-term patch for the nation’s highway funding, which the House passed last week. The upper chamber, however, changed the House version some, shortening it and changing the revenue base for it, setting up a showdown between the two chambers

Mack opening new Texas dealership

| July 29, 2014

Mack Trucks this week announced it will open a new dealership in August in Cotulla, Texas. The 40,000-sq.-ft. Valley Truck Center facility will be located at 206 W FM 468, off Exit 67 on Interstate ...

Love’s adds CNG fueling at two locations

| July 29, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced this week it is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capabilities at two of its existing Oklahoma stops: one in Ardmore and one in Webbers Falls. Upon completion, Love’s says it will ...

Overdrive founder ‘spent his entire life trying to better’ trucking

Jill Dunn | July 29, 2014

Mike Parkhurst’s friends say they will remember Overdrive’s founder and longtime editor for championing deregulation and the cause of the owner-operator. Also, a roundup of reader reactions to Parkhurst's passing.

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