Peterbilt opens Model 579 online configuration tool

| August 05, 2014

Peterbilt announced last week that truck buyers can now fully spec Model 579s with a new interactive configuration tool on peterbilt.com. Users can select sleeper options, interior trim packages, exterior color, axles, aerodynamic fairings, headlamps, bright ...

Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

| August 05, 2014

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive off with them.

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?"

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