Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

| April 03, 2014

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

FMCSA shuts down fleet behind driver said to have been on duty 35 hours

| April 03, 2014

Illinois-based carrier DND International has been ordered to shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after the agency said its investigators found "widespread, serious violations" of hours of service regulations and with falsifying logs.

N.D. driver rescues elderly man after icy wreck

| April 02, 2014

James Mozey of Niagra, N.D., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he rescued an elderly man who was pinned in his pickup truck after a crash.

KwikTrip expands Transflo to 13 stops

| April 02, 2014

Pegasus TransTech, announced that Kwik Trip has signed an agreement to provide TransFlo Express truck stop scanning at 11 additional store locations in the Midwest.

Kenworth’s Chillicothe plant celebrates 40 years

| April 02, 2014

Kenworth’s assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The first Kenworth truck rolled off the Chillicothe assembly line in March 1974. Since that date, the employees at Kenworth’s largest plant have assembled more ...

House members call for GAO to evaluate FMCSA’s methodology in creating hours rule

| April 02, 2014

Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.

FMCSA updates website

| April 02, 2014

The public face of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at FMCSA.DOT.gov has been lifted -- or changed, as it were, with a somewhat comprehensive redesign.

Mixed feelings on defense spending

| April 02, 2014

Following Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s February DOD budget proposal, which looks for long-term reductions in overall defense spending but represents a short-term hike above spending levels automatically cut by last year’s budget-sequester deal, ...

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