Diesel price hits 9-month low

| August 19, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Aug. 18, putting it at $3.835. That’s the lowest the national average price has been since the week ended Nov. 18 and the seventh straight week the average price has dropped.

Navistar denied request to dismiss lawsuit over alleged engine defects

| August 19, 2014

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents.

FMCSA wants industry’s help in producing ‘reg neg’ driver training rule

| August 18, 2014

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, FMCSA says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a “negotiated rulemaking,” or “reg neg.”

Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

| August 18, 2014

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

Drivers, foreman awarded $953k after refusal-to-drive firings

| August 18, 2014

Two drivers and a foreman for the Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists have been awarded $953,916 in back wages and damages after the Department of Transportation deemed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive beyond federal hours of service limits.

10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

| August 18, 2014

The Great American Trucking Show starts this week (Aug. 21) and has plenty for drivers and owner-operators. As a primer for the show, here are 10 things you can see or do or should know for the show.

Love’s opens two new locations

| August 15, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations this week. One is in Fort Myers, Fla., on I-75, Exit 143, and the other is in Shelby, Iowa, on I-80, Exit 34.

Drivewyze, ALK combine mapping and bypass tech for app

| August 15, 2014

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into one app, called CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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