Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

| October 28, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a medical card.

Cross-border haulers can now streamline Mexico border crossings

| October 27, 2014

A recent agreement between the U.S. and Mexico will allow carriers who carry freight to and from Mexico to become certified and therefore undergo fewer cargo exams and enjoy faster validation when crossing the border.

FMCSA: Hearing-impaired drivers who can’t speak OK to hold CDL

| October 27, 2014

Truckers who are hearing impaired and can communicate English -- but don’t speak it -- are not barred from having a CDL, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said this month.

Photo gallery: Peterbilt’s 579 EPIQ, new driver coaching system, a few antique PetesImage Gallery

| October 27, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts visited Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, last week to test drive the truck maker's new 579 EPIQ. The model he drove was paired with a highly aerodynamic trailer and Peterbilt's ...

FMCSA planning to launch split-sleeper flexibility study

| October 27, 2014

The common refrain that the hours rules need to better encourage drivers to "drive when rested and sleep when tired" to be tested by the FMCSA.

Driver helps two young children survive horrific crash

| October 24, 2014

David Ragland has been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel for his role in helping two young children survive a bad car crash.

CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

| October 24, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain tires.

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