Traffic congestion soars in 2013 coinciding with economic growth, report says

| March 05, 2014

Following two years of overall decline, the amount of traffic congestion in 2013 grew 6 percent from 2012 — outpacing the U.S. economy's growth by about three times, according to traffic data firm Inrix.

Navistar sees net loss of $248M in 2014 first quarter

| March 05, 2014

Truck and engine maker Navistar International recorded a net loss of $248 million in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, per an announcement from the company March 5.

Body-upfit resources from Mack

| March 04, 2014

Mack Trucks is making business easier for body upfitters by making its Body Builder Manuals available as free downloads MackTrucks.com.

Rates rebound in February, see big year over year spikes

| March 04, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy spikes in all three segments — flatbed, reefer and dry van — in February, pushing rates to big year over year gains and setting a record for dry van loads, according to Internet Truckstop.

ATBS tax-savings webinar 3/6

| March 04, 2014

The webinar is focused on strategies to minimize your tax liability and will be held 4-5 p.m. EST. You can reserve your space via links you'll find here.

More truckers join strike at Vancouver port over wait times, rates

| March 04, 2014

Union drivers plan to join a non-union truckers’ strike at Canada’s Port Vancouver. Port officials are considering solutions, and they have obtained an injunction against protestors disrupting operations.

Agency, states waive hours rules for fuel haulers, some food and relief load haulers

| March 04, 2014

In light of severe cold temperatures impacting much of the country and some nationwide fuel distribution problems, FMCSA and some states have continued issuance of hours-of-service waivers for fuel haulers and, now, some other relief loads, like road salt, food and livestock.

Recent diesel price surge ends as average price nudges downward

| March 03, 2014

And so ends the most recent — and rather large — upswing in diesel prices seen in late January and all of February, as the national average diesel price fell in the week ended March 3 one-tenth of a cent to $4.016, according to the Department of Energy.

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