Second phase of fuel economy, emissions standards for heavy trucks sent to OMB for approval

A federal rule to up the fuel economy standards of medium- and heavy-duty trucks has been sent from the Department of Transportation to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its stamp of approval, moving the rule one step closer to publication. ...

Doing my part: One driver’s transition out of a taxi and into trucking

My cab driver last week just completed CDL school and was showing off his newly minted diploma. So I tossed him my show badge and told him to have at it. Here's to hoping it works out for him.

Pilot Flying J on list of objectors to $25M ‘hot fuel’ settlement, citing how money will be spent

The fuel providers object to the way the settlement funds are designated to be spent, with too little going to the victims in the case and too much going to state governments and fuel wholesalers and retailers, the objectors argue.

DOT shuts down driver following crash, positive cocaine test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced March 31 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to truck operator Robert Lee Turner, effectively shutting down the Georgia-based CDL holder.

Distributor of the Year award nomination period now open

Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket.

Transport America creates weather alerting system with ALK

Transport America worked with ALK to develop an automated weather alerting system to keep its drivers and cargo safe and ensure that assets are optimally utilized.

FMCSA denies brokers’ request for exemption of $75k surety bond requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request for exemption from the $75,000 minimum bond requirement now in place for freight-forwarders and brokers.

Diesel down another 4 cents, hits five-year low

This is the third straight week the U.S. diesel average has dropped and the 30th in the last 39 weeks. The national average price was also $1.151 lower than the same week last year.

DOT, White House submit new, longer Grow America highway funding bill, includes driver pay reform measures

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

Carriers fight Oregon court decision classifying owner-ops as employees

Trucking associations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of a carrier appealing an Oregon decision that classified its owner-operators as employees.

FMCSA grants hours-of-service exemptions to Oregon loggers, DOE carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

Scott Darling to continue to head FMCSA, drops ‘acting administrator’ title

T.F. Scott Darling, chief counsel for FMCSA, will continue to run the agency following the end of his seven-month tenure as acting administrator. But his title will no longer be “acting administrator.”

DTNA bullish on 2015 truck market, says future regs should foster ‘free thinking’

During a press dinner at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Martin Daum, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America, shared his company’s optimism for near-term truck sales in North America, saying at the moment the U.S. is one of ...