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Potential insurance increase ‘not worth the cost,’ analyst says

Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s work to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required for carriers warranted? DAT Solutions’ Don Thornton says no, and in a recent blog ...

Money Monday: Tonnage roars, capacity loosens, rates slip

The stress on capacity – caused by a short truck supply and increased freight demand — eased some in recent weeks, according to the latest roundup of industry indicators. But any ...

Court consolidates suits against Navistar’s MaxxForce engines, transfers them to Illinois

FMCSA publishes required notice announcing 34-hour restart changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published Monday, Dec. 22, a notice in the Federal Register announcing the suspension of enforcement of the two hours-of-service provisions rolled back by the ...

ZF reports solid 2014 financial performance

ZF has reported strong financial performance in 2014 including three major business accomplishments: Technology company increases sales in 2014 to more than €18 billion Planned acquisition of TRW Automotive and upcoming integration ...

ICYMI Index: 6 numbers to catch you up on this week’s trucking news

Miss a few stories this week? Don't sweat — the ICYMI Index has you covered: The number of driver groups FMCSA is required to study to satisfy the stipulations of the ...

FMCSA publishes rule eliminating no-defect Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule to eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects ...

Pilot Flying J’s Haslam asks court to dismiss lawsuit against him in fuel rebate case

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot Flying J to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading a scheme to defraud carriers out of ...

Restart changes become law; FMCSA required to study, compare two driver sets

Peterbilt celebrates 75th year with truck show, 351 Pete show trucks

Peterbilt held last month an anniversary party in Stockton, Calif., to celebrate its 75th year. Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck ...

Navistar cuts losses, reports $619M loss for 2014, $72M loss in4Q

Navistar International Corporation announced Dec. 16 it posted a net loss of $72 million in the fourth quarter of the 2014 fiscal year — slicing its fourth quarter loss in ...

FMCSA: Suspension of 34-hour restart rules begins as soon as Obama signs bill

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement ...

Truck driver pay at or above U.S. household average, ATA says

The American Trucking Associations issued a report Dec. 15 concluding that pay for truck drivers is at or above the U.S. household median income. ATA surveyed 115,000 company drivers and another ...

Diesel sees biggest weekly price drop since Nov. 2008

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 11.6 cents in the week ended Dec. 15 to $3.419 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly ...

What technicians wish you knew about truck maintenance

Companies spend millions of dollars annually on driver training, but some of the industry’s best technicians wish fleets would throw a few more pennies toward understanding maintenance. Technology has advanced to ...