Bill in Senate would suspend hours rule’s restart provisions and require further study

| June 05, 2014

A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a study by the DOT.

Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

| June 04, 2014

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

| June 04, 2014

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour ...

Truck Centers acquires Indiana Freightliner dealer

| June 04, 2014

Truck Centers, Inc., which operates a network of Freightliner and Western Star dealerships in Illinois and Missouri, announced this week it has completed the acquisition of Freightliner of Evansville, Ind. “This acquisition expands our presence in ...

Peterbilt announces new nat gas powertrain option of Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton’s UltraShift

| June 04, 2014

Peterbilt announced this week a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles that combines the Cummins Westport ISX12 G and the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission. It will be available for its Models 579, 567, 384 and 365 and works for both CNG- and LNG-powered trucks.

Finalist Sonja Morris: ‘I love making others feel good about themselves’

| June 04, 2014

Morris, an owner-operator, has been driving for 11 years and says trucking "completely changed my life for the better."

Trucking leaders push for suspension of 34-hour restart provisions in DOT funding bill

| June 04, 2014

Trucking industry stakeholders and lobbyists are asking Congress to suspend for a year two of the key changes implemented to hours of service rules for truck operators.

CSA’s Fallout: SMS/safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

| June 04, 2014

While official safety rating element of FMCSA’s enforcement program remains, the CSA SMS runs alongside it, giving a more real-time window into inspections, violations and crashes. However, the difference between results produced by each is marked.

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