Agency shuts down North Carolina fleet for compliance failures

| November 05, 2013

Moonlight Express has become the 11th trucking company this year to receive an imminent hazard out-of-service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, effectively shutting down the Cherryville, N.C.-based five-truck fleet.

Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

| November 05, 2013

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

On-highway diesel price continues sinking, down 12.4 cents since September

| November 05, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Nov. 4, dropping 1.3 cents to $3.857, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Five from Overdrive: CSA site changes, inspection blitz results, autonomous trucks

| November 04, 2013

The Nov. 4, 2013, episode of Five from Overdrive features stories about changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability website, results from the CVSA Brake Safety Week, what could come of autonomous cars and trucks and photos of the PDI Pride & Polish winners. The podcast is sponsored by U.S. Express. Call (888) 988-4348 to learn more about employment opportunities at U.S. Express.

Inspection spree puts 2,700 out of service, sees all-time OOS rate low

| November 04, 2013

Of the 20,067 commercial vehicles inspected in the September-held Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 2,714 were placed out of service to produce a 13.5 percent out-of-service rate.

CSA safety measurement system display changes now available for review

| November 04, 2013

Among the changes being proposed are de-emphasizing BASIC percentile rankings and better describing so-called "absolute" carrier BASIC measures' relationship to scoring.

‘Dreamsicle’, Skidmore continue victorious 2013 at PDI Pride & Polish

| November 04, 2013

Familiar faces of both this year and yesteryear showed strong at the Overdrive's Pride & Polish portion of the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show at Performance Diesel Inc.'s St. George, Utah, headquarters Nov. 1-2.

Tough health care choicesPodcast

| November 01, 2013

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus far.

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