‘Burden of proof,’ shipper and receiver accountability highlight anti-coercion rule comments

| August 05, 2014

Two key arguments have emerged: One contending the rule is past due and that the agency should do more to hold shippers and receivers accountable, and the other saying the rule is a good idea but places the burden of proof of coercion on truck operators, thereby undermining its purpose.

Chevron Delo giving away F-250 in sweepstakes

| August 05, 2014

Chevron Delo announced this week it is giving away 2014 Ford F-250 diesel-powered pickup in its fourth annual Delo Pick-Up Your Truck sweepstakes. The contest runs from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, and the contest ...

Women in Trucking, NASCAR driver join to honor fallen vets

| August 05, 2014

Women in Trucking has announced it is teaming with NASCAR driver Jennifer Jo Cobb and her No. 10 Driven 2 Honor NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in a fund raising effort to benefit Wreaths ...

Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

| August 05, 2014

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright ...

Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

| August 05, 2014

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

Rates remain hot despite drops in July

| August 05, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market in July fell from the month prior in all three segments (reefer, flatbed and dry van) for the first time since January, according to Internet Truckstop’s monthly rate data, but rates in all segments remain near all-time high territory.

Diesel price falls again, down 6.7 cents in past month

| August 04, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its downward streak in the week ended Aug. 4, falling five-tenths of a cent to $3.853, according to the government. The price of diesel has fallen every week since the week ended June 30.

Changes to CSA’s SMS site go live, aim to better illustrate scores’ relationship to crash risk

| August 04, 2014

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.

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