Three truckers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for rescuing fellow motorists

| February 10, 2015

Goodyear announced Feb. 10 three finalists in its annual Highway Hero program: Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky.; Mack Guffy of Gainesboro, Tenn.; and David Frederickson of Windermere, Fla. Here are their stories.

Entry-level driver training committee members, first meeting announced

| February 10, 2015

The first meeting of the advisory committee is scheduled for Feb. 26-27 in D.C.; among members is owner-operator Bryan Spoon of North Carolina. NPRM hoped for by end of year.

DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

| February 10, 2015

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

| February 10, 2015

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

New free load board on the way

| February 10, 2015

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

| February 10, 2015

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened Monday following partial closures of the weekend spurred by the ongoing labor disagreements between port employers and unionized dockworkers. The labor dispute pertains to 29 West Coast ports.

Diesel price increases for just third time in 7 months

| February 10, 2015

The increase is also just the third week-to-week increase since early July 2014 — a streak that saw the country’s diesel price hit its lowest point since November 2009.

Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| February 09, 2015

WDOT is seeking $17 million from the defendants — the cost of the response to and repair of the collapse, it says.

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