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, ...

Rates skyrocket in March as flatbed, van set records

| April 01, 2014

Per-mile spot market rates in all three segments — flatbed, reefer, van — soared upward in March, according to data released April 1 by loadboard Internet Truckstop. Flatbed and dry van rates hit all-time highs in the time Internet Truckstop has been keeping records, since 2005.

Tolls in the news: Round-up

| April 01, 2014

News from around Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina show the rhetoric on and interest in tolls from lawmakers is high, if not always well-grounded...

Female trucker contest holds online voting

| April 01, 2014

Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest, which recognizes exceptional female drivers, is holding a round of online audience voting to pare the field down to 10 finalists.

Agency shuts down Texas carrier for hours, drug testing violations

| April 01, 2014

FMCSA announced this week it has shut down a the Forest Hill, Texas-based FTW Transport, issuing an imminent hazard out-of-service order for violations related to hours-of-service compliance and drug and alcohol regulations.

Diesel price falls another 1.3 cents, continues downward slide

| April 01, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped for the third consecutive week in the week ended March 31, falling another 1.3 cents to $3.975, according to the DOE.

Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

| March 31, 2014

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show

Crash accountability in CSA scores, changes to DataQs higlight CSA update

| March 29, 2014

A study that evaluates both the impact of implementing crash fault weighting into CSA scores and FMCSA's ability to implement such a system is still being reviewed by the agency and peers prior to its release, said an FMCSA official this week.

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