Readers: ‘No’ to truck size/weight increase

| April 22, 2014

Six in 10 driver respondents to a poll about increases to truck sizes and weights favor no change to limits, citing concerns about current repair of roads and bridges, competition and limited benefit otherwise.

FMCSA extends comment period on driver database rule, per OOIDA request

| April 22, 2014

The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Diesel price sees first jump since March 10, climbs 1.9 cents

| April 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped 1.9 cents in the week ended April 21 to $3.971, snapping a streak of six consecutive weekly drops that totaled 6.9 cents.

Chris Janson to play Iowa 80 show

| April 21, 2014

Country singer Chris Janson will perform at the 35th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree at Iowa 80 Truckstop on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by CAT Scale.     Janson is an ...

Arizona DOT warning of border blockade threats by Mexican truckers

| April 21, 2014

Mexican truckers unhappy with inspections, fines and treatment by inspectors are threatening to protest at Arizona border crossings with a traffic blockade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, who is pressing FMCSA to take action to resolve the issues.

FDOT’S 511 traffic info on Twitter

| April 21, 2014

The Florida Department of Transportation’s toll-free traffic service, 511 Traveler Information System, is designed to keep people and goods moving safely through Florida. The service provides traffic information to drivers.   There ...

Scam alert: Fake recruiter asking driver trainees for money

| April 21, 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Training Association relayed the following bulletin April 21: A scammer posing as a recruiter from Knight Transportation is getting names and numbers from driving schools and then is contacting drivers to offer them a trainer if they wire him $200.

DriveAtlas offering $5k sign-on bonus for owner-ops

| April 21, 2014

DriveAtlas says it is hiring 200 new owner operators by year’s end. This hiring comes in response to a increases in shipment volume and household moving contracts, freight transportation and logistics services throughout 2014. In ...

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