Should enforcers focus more on traffic violations? FMCSA rep, CSA critic spar over program

| November 13, 2013

Outspoken CSA critic and data showman Steve Bryan squared off on CSA at a conference recently, per his usual routine. FMCSA associate admin Bill Quade, however, was none to fond of the criticism and defended the program.

Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

| November 13, 2013

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

Cast your ballot: Voting for Overdrive’s Most Loved Pet contest begins

| November 12, 2013

Voting for the Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest began Monday, Nov. 4, and will run until Nov. 30. More than 160 pets were entered into the contest, including dogs, cats, macaws, a rabbit, a capuchin and even a duck.

Diesel price continues slide, down nearly 15 cents since mid-September

| November 12, 2013

The U.S. average price for on-highway diesel continued its downward momentum in the week ended Nov. 11, falling another 2.5 cents and reaching another four-month low — $3.832, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

| November 12, 2013

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

Hours: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’Podcast

| November 11, 2013

In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh in yourself.

A bone to the industry from an agency in the doghouse

| November 11, 2013

Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.

Trucking industry adds 400 jobs in October as economy gains 200k

| November 08, 2013

Four-hundred new payroll jobs were added in the trucking industry in the month of October, according to preliminary numbers released Nov. 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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