Diesel spikes nationwide, jumps 10 cents in three weeks to highest point since September

| February 10, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped again in the week ended Feb. 10, rising 2.6 cents to $3.977. The price of diesel has now risen 10.4 cents in the last three weeks and has hit its highest point since the week ended Sept. 9's $3.981.

Regs review, CSA, driver pay highlight potential highway-bill action items discussed at MCSAC Day 1

| February 10, 2014

What would you tell the FMCSA to focus on in terms of priority issues for the next highway reauthorization? Find here what FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's diverse membership thinks.

‘Deadliest Catch’ star Edgar Hansen, country stars Sara Evans, Craig Morgan highlight Red Eye Radio booth at MATS

| February 10, 2014

Red Eye Radio's lobby booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show next month will have on hand Edgar Hansen, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" show, along with country stars Sara Evans and Craig Morgan.

E-log mandate rule projected to come this month, driver database rule this week

| February 10, 2014

In its monthly update on significant rulemakings, the DOT has again revised the projected date of publication for a rule mandating Electronic Logging Devices, backing it up this time to Feb. 27. The drug and alcohol clearinghouse is projected to be published Friday, Feb. 14.

21,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks recalled due to potential door latch, seat belt defects

| February 10, 2014

Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth, has issued two recalls for more than 21,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks for potential defects related to the door latch assembly on some trucks and the seat belt assembly on others.

FMCSA shuts down an owner-operator, company driver for intoxication, other violations

| February 07, 2014

FMCSA announced Feb. 7 it had issued imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Tennessee-based owner-operator and a Florida-based truck driver for issues related to being intoxicated while driving.

Sylectus launches iPhone app

| February 07, 2014

The app enables automated tracking of loads in near real-time and offers new image capture and indexing capabilities.

Bond co. owner indicted for defrauding motor carrier trust funds

| February 07, 2014

A federal investigation that began four years ago following a request by the Transportation Intermediaries Association has resulted in the indictment of a California bond company owner on charges of defrauding motor carrier trust funds.

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