Peterbilt introduces special edition ‘Pride & Class’ Model 389

| November 04, 2014

Peterbilt unveiled Nov. 4 a new special edition Model 389, the Pride & Class edition, which the truck maker says has a has a “customized, show-truck-ready look."

Trucking labor disputes: Teamsters win another FedEx victory, court orders benefits payback in misclass case

| November 04, 2014

The Teamsters have scored another victory at FedEx — the labor union’s second overall win at the parcel giant and second within the last month. Also, a California port trucker has been awarded $9,000 for unreceived benefits in a 'misclassification' case.

Internet Truckstop releases rebuilt load-finding app

| November 04, 2014

Internet Truckstop announced this week it has released a completely rebuilt version of its ITS Trucker app, available for devices running both iOS and Android.

White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

| November 04, 2014

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

Diesel price down nearly 30 cents a gallon since early July

| November 03, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.2 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.623, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, as the country’s diesel price remains at a near four-year low.

Detention time’s impact on safety, productivity: ATRI wants carrier input

| November 03, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for input from the trucking industry on the impact of detention time on safety and productivity.

TA to close on VA I-81, cutting 129 parking spaces

| November 03, 2014

TravelCenters of America at Virginia’s I-81 Exit 150 will permanently close at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The stop has 129 parking spaces that will be lost, which likely will add to the already exiting parking problems on I-81.

Spot market rates: Seasonal downswing continues as rates stay high

| November 03, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell for the fourth straight month in October, mostly in line with seasonal trends, but they remained strong and much higher than Octobers in recent years, according to data released Nov. 3 by Internet Truckstop.

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