FMCSA amends hours rules for fuel haulers in emergency situations

| October 21, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours-of-service regulations.

32 drivers named finalists for leaders of next America’s Road Team

| October 21, 2014

The American Trucking Associations named this week 32 drivers as finalists in the selection process for the captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team.

Diesel price continues near 4-month downslide, remains at 28-month low

| October 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking the 16th week in a row without an increase.

Charts: For-hire truck driver pay averages $46k, private $73k

| October 20, 2014

How does your pay rank against the industry average? These charts should give you some idea.

Travel ban to combat the Ebola virus: Readers express support

| October 20, 2014

As of October 20, the large majority of readers supported a travel ban from ebola-stricken countries "if that's what it takes to stop the spread of the virus," in the words of reader Terry Long.

PDI Pride & Polish winners: Rethwisch’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Gass’ picks up another win, along with other repeaters

| October 19, 2014

Four more trucks punched their tickets to compete in the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship, including Bill Rethwisch's reigning winner 'Blood, Sweat, and Gass' and two other Pride & Polish regulars.

Kenworth adds ‘virtual driver coach’ option to T680, T880 models

| October 17, 2014

Kenworth introduced Oct. 17 a new driver coaching system that will be available in T680 and T880 models spec’d with the Paccar MX-13 engine and an automated transmission. The Driver Performance Assistant will give immediate feedback to drivers on how their operation of the truck will impact fuel economy and wear on brakes.

80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

| October 17, 2014

Safety groups are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule. Trucking groups, however, say the results of the study are “misleading” and “harmful.”

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