Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

| July 02, 2014

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

| July 02, 2014

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane bluesImage Gallery

| July 01, 2014

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

Diesel price ticks up in second straight weekly increase

| July 01, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second straight week in the week ended June 30, climbing just one-tenth of a cent to $3.920, according to the Department of Energy.

Rates continue to skyrocket, all three segments set record highs

| July 01, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market in June continued the major upward swing seen throughout most of 2014, and all three segments -- flatbed, reefer and dry van -- set record highs, according to July 1 data from Internet Truckstop.

New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

| July 01, 2014

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers to energy dilemmas facing the world in coming decades.

Overdrive giving away two trucker-themed rifles

| July 01, 2014

Henry Repeating Arms, in conjunction with Overdrive, is giving away a special American Trucker Tribute Golden Boy Rifle in a contest that ends July 31.

In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule

| June 30, 2014

Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.

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