OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule

| April 08, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a legal petition asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the compliance date of the medical examiner registry rule until more agency-certified examiners are available for truck operators.

Highway Hero recounts rescue under burning fuel tanker

| April 08, 2014

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from his truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. What transpired was “really like Hollywood movies,” Vasovic recalled ...

ATRI looking for driver input on hours rule effects, detention time

| April 08, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute announced this week it's looking for input from truck operators on the impacts of the current hours of service rule and about detention time for two separate studies it's working on.

DOT, OSHA should collaborate on whistleblower claim investigations, federal report says

| April 08, 2014

A new federal report recommends the Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluate collaboration agreements regarding whistleblower claim investigations.

Downward trend continues for diesel prices, down 6.2 cents in 4 weeks

| April 07, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended April 7, down another 1.6 cents to $3.959, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

NTSB pushing for blind spot systems, trailer guards, better data collection

| April 07, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board recommends regulations be put in place to require new trucks to be equipped with systems to boost blind spot awareness and side and rear underride guards and to require that better data be collected on trailers involved in crashes.

PIB tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

| April 07, 2014

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and ...

Navistar recalls 124 ProStars, Great Dane recalls 1,008 flatbed trailers

| April 07, 2014

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

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