International ProStars recalled over fuel tank issue

| December 20, 2013

Navistar says it is recalling nearly 3,000 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab trucks manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year, due to an issue that could rube holes in the fuel tank.

Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

| December 19, 2013

FMCSA has proposed shortening the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with "vision deficiency," it announced via the Federal Register Dec. 19.

Split sleeper wishful thinking, redux

| December 19, 2013

Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject.

Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

| December 18, 2013

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

Diesel group: Clean diesel tech has lowered truck emissions to near-zero levels

| December 18, 2013

According to a study released this month, emissions from diesel engines have been nearly eliminated by 2010 engine technolgoy — Selective Catalytic Reduction exhaust aftertreatment systems.

Sleeper time flexibility study could be in works as ATA requests, FMCSA says it’s planning

| December 18, 2013

FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program to study split sleep.

National Association of Independent Truckers founder indicted for tax evasion

| December 18, 2013

A federal grand jury has indicted a high-profile entrepreneur and former trucking insurance leader for more than $7 million in tax evasion.

Jason Swann named Rush Truck Center Top Tech

| December 17, 2013

Jason Swann, Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician, was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night.

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