Rates remain hot despite drops in July

| August 05, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market in July fell from the month prior in all three segments (reefer, flatbed and dry van) for the first time since January, according to Internet Truckstop’s monthly rate data, but rates in all segments remain near all-time high territory.

Diesel price falls again, down 6.7 cents in past month

| August 04, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its downward streak in the week ended Aug. 4, falling five-tenths of a cent to $3.853, according to the government. The price of diesel has fallen every week since the week ended June 30.

Changes to CSA’s SMS site go live, aim to better illustrate scores’ relationship to crash risk

| August 04, 2014

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s carrier rankings site — the Safety Measurement System — has been redesigned and has some new features, which went live Aug. 2. Here's what's changed.

I-495 Christina River bridge reopens to traffic — partially

| August 04, 2014

Video, pictures and more from the southbound span of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Delaware, which reopened to traffic on Thursday last week a month ahead of schedule. NB remains closed.

Judge sends outstanding Pilot Flying J lawsuits to mediation

| August 01, 2014

The seven outstanding lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J over its fuel rebate withholding scheme have been ordered to mediation, where the trucking companies who opted out of the fuel provider and truck stop chain's class-action settlement will seek to reach a separate settlement with Pilot.

Trucking far from ‘under-regulated’: Reactions to CNBC’s ‘Collision course’ series

| August 01, 2014

The CNBC series itself wondered why there is not a "national outcry" for more trucking regulations. As reader Dianne Vranesic put it quite simply, "'Under-regulated'? Are you kidding?"

Trucking gains 2,300 jobs in July, U.S. hiring remains strong

| August 01, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,300 jobs in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in July added 209,000 non-farm jobs, but the national unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent to 6.2 percent.

Senate acts to ensure highway funding to May, passes short-term bill

| August 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until the end of May. The bill was passed by the House earlier this month, so the bill now is a presidential signature away from becoming law.

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