DOT: Proposed speed limiter rule coming in Feb., insurance increase next month

| September 16, 2014

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, while the department’s rule to require use of speed limiters on heavy trucks and its Safety Fitness Determination rule are now projected to be published as proposed rules in early 2015.

Diesel price continues downward spiral, still at lowest point since mid-2012

| September 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to the Department of Energy, who reported it as down another 1.3 cents to $3.801.

Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

| September 15, 2014

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements we’ve seen about events or promotions related to Driver Appreciation Week.

Chevron rolls out new engine oil for severe duty applications

| September 15, 2014

Chevron announced last week a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for Sept. 15.

Driver appreciation, year-round

| September 15, 2014

"Here's to a deep and sincere appreciation for all the truckers out there doing it right, every day of the week, every month of the year. Your commitment and sacrifice keep people who don't even think about what you do comfortable and safe. There's a lot to be said for that, and it should be said every day."

100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

| September 12, 2014

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as a close to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Household goods movers seeking exemption of federal hours-of-service req’s

| September 12, 2014

A trade group representing household goods movers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt its members of the 14-hour cap placed on drivers daily hours-of-service limits.

Close scrutiny: Pennsylvania rises up the inspection-intensity ranks

| September 12, 2014

Pennsylvania's enforcement program might be the most mobile in the nation -- the No. 2 state for inspection intensity in 2013, the state conducts the large majority of its inspections away from any scale.

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