DAT: Insurance increase would impact owner-ops most, increase not justified

| December 23, 2014

An increase in the minimum amount of liability required for trucking companies would adversely affect owner-operators and smaller carriers at a disproportionate rate and may even force them to close shop, according to recent analysis from DAT Solutions.

Diesel price plummets again, hits four-year low

| December 23, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit a four-year low in the week ended Dec. 22, 2014, falling 13.8 cents to $3.281, according to the DOE.

Peterbilt’s 2015 calendar now available

| December 22, 2014

Peterbilt’s 2015 calendar is now available for sale through Peterbilt.com in the “Peterbilt Life” section under the “About” link in the main navigation. To go directly to the calendar sales site, visit https://www.dcgonline.net/peterbiltretail/. The 2015 calendar ...

Two e-log makers update software to reflect 34-hour restart changes

| December 22, 2014

Two e-log software providers, KeepTruckin' and Big Road, have already announced software updates to accommodate the rollback of the 2013 provisions.

14 suits against alleged defects of Navistar’s EGR-only engines consolidated

| December 22, 2014

The suits against Navistar allege that the truck and engine maker knew that its 2008-2013 model MaxxForce engines had defects, yet the company concealed those defects form buyers and knowingly sold and marketed the products as otherwise, the suits allege.

FMCSA publishes restart rollback notice, says it will publish another when rollback ends

| December 22, 2014

Clearing up some grey area of the language of the appropriations law, FMCSA says it will issue another Federal Register notice when the rules "regain their legal force and effect," which will come no later than Sept. 30, 2015, and only after the agency has completed a study required by the law.

Infographic: Where truckers rank on obesity compared to other occupations

| December 21, 2014

The Wall Street Journal published the infographic below this week, showing truck drivers, according to the American Journal of Medicine, rank on the obesity scale compared to other occupations. Click here to see the WSJ ...

POLL: What’s your view of the Obama administration’s move to normalize relations with Cuba?

| December 19, 2014

With the President moving to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba with the long-established embargo in effect, what's your view of the move? Tell us here.

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