FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

| September 20, 2012

If you’re a leased owner-operator and manage your own base plates, your registrant-only DOT number will expire in mid-October.

“Hot fuel” suit continues

| September 20, 2012

Jurors will return to deliberations Sept. 24 in the “hot fuel” class action suit against QuikTrip, 7-Eleven and Kum & Go.

Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

| September 20, 2012

Though some owner-operators may find it difficult to get financing, lenders are much more willing to work with used truck buyers than in recent years.

Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

| September 20, 2012

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

| September 19, 2012

Daimler Trucks announced an Aerodynamics Truck & Trailer initiative that it says provides a more fuel-efficient design between tractor and trailer.

Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

| September 18, 2012

Used truck customers – including first-time buyers – will find qualifying for financing the easiest it’s been since the recession, say analysts and lenders. They’ll also find the trucks to be older and more expensive.

Diesel price rises a fraction of a cent

| September 17, 2012

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 11th consecutive week, climbing 0.3 cent to $4.135 a gallon.

Ryder to pay $1M for California violations

| September 17, 2012

Ryder says its lack of documentation had no effect on air quality and it is allocating 25 percent of the settlement toward regional natural gas vehicle infrastructure.

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