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