FMCSA-approved med examiners coming to truck stops nationwide, group announces

| September 23, 2014

The newly formed Truck Stop Health Care announced Sept. 23 it will be placing certified medical examiners in truck stops in every U.S. state. TSHC says the move will help drivers more easily access DOT-certified medical examiners to perform the federally required bi-yearly physical.

Is this the truck of the future?

| September 23, 2014

Daimler pulled the curtain back Sept. 23 on what it’s dubbed the Future Truck 2025: A revolutionary cabover that blends technology, aerodynamics and design in a way unlike any truck has done before.

Diesel price falls another 2.3 cents, still at multi-year low

| September 23, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 22 to $3.778, according to the DOE. That’s the lowest average diesel price since the week ended July 16, 2012, and the 12th straight week that the price of diesel has either dropped or remained flat.

New O/O biz software

| September 22, 2014

TruckLogics is the newest entrant into the mobile-capable owner-operator business software market, with dispatching, invoicing, maintenance and other expense tracking, IFTA reporting and other functionality.

House introduces bill directing FMCSA to fix CSA, remove scores from public view

| September 22, 2014

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House to require FMCSA to remove from public view the carrier rankings and scores produced in the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view.

DOT takes action against driver who falsified employment app, carrier in fraud scheme

| September 22, 2014

A representative for a carrier who defrauded customers has been sentenced, while a truck driver who previously was charged with homicide after a fatal crash has been sentenced for making false statements on a driver employment application.

Readers split over militarized police force

| September 20, 2014

With mainstream media disseminating images of police employing military-style armor and weaponry during rioting in Ferguson, Mo., this summer, a debate over the militarization of local police was revived.

Volvo launches used trucks program, online search tool

| September 19, 2014

Volvo Trucks has launched its Volvo Premium Certified used trucks program and online Used Truck Search tool to help simplify finding fully inspected used Volvo models.

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