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.

OTR Digital Tookit: Business, news, lifestyle, locator resources for owner-operators

| April 07, 2014

Our editors have scoured what’s available in terms of websites, online software, smartphone apps, podcasts, email newsletters, social media and blogs and built a list of the top picks for owner-operators.

Marten honors million milers

Overdrive Staff | April 04, 2014

Marten Transport will hold the company’s annual Million Mile Banquet and Induction Ceremony on April 12. Thirteen drivers will be inducted into the One Million Mile Club, five drivers into the Two Million Mile Club ...

ELD rule public comments mixed, with renewed focus on hours rule

| April 04, 2014

Among others, Mark Olsen of Clinton, Utah, echoed the overall mixed nature of the comments all told. However, he rejoined arguments in favor of the need for ELDs with a message heard increasingly -- that the hours of service rules in general are the bigger problem as regards true safety.

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