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Salute the military by taking part in Truckers for Troops

Veterans Day’s an appropriate day to start OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign, a salute to U.S. military service personnel, active duty and also veterans.

News, Truck Parking

Oregon study suggests parking shortage may cause crashes, worsened by lower speeds

The number of studies highlighting the consequences of the truck parking shortage keeps piling up. The latest comes from Oregon State University, which points out that a parking shortage may cause crashes and reducing speeds can exacerbate the problem. The study focused on Biggs Junction at I-84 and the entire U.S. Highway 97 in Oregon. […]

News

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to own majority of Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has just inked a deal for a dramatic shift of ownership in the coming years. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will acquire nearly 40 percent of PFJ stake. In 2023, Berkshire will own a majority stake, transferring power from the hands of the Haslam family. According to a news release, Berkshire’s initial minority […]

News

New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

Fuel prices, News

Another week of minimal movement for diesel prices

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up four-tenths of a cent to $2.792 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 2. This marks the first increase after two consecutive weeks of decreases. Diesel price averages went up in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information […]

News

New survey shows carriers slow to deploy ELDs, owner-operators not switching yet

The TU-Automotive’s Connected Fleets USA conference in Atlanta last week featured speakers exploring brave new transportation landscapes, including the one that mandates electronic logging devices. Clem Driscoll, a telematics analyst and founder of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, was among the speakers. He presented findings of his company’s survey, revealing that, despite the impending deadline for […]

News

Las Vegas mass shooting death toll hits 58 with more than 500 injured

  In the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, at least 58 people are dead and 515 injured when a lone gunman opened fire Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel onto an outdoor country music festival below in Las Vegas. Clark County, Nev., Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said that “right […]

Federal, News

OOIDA asks Chao to include truckers on automation committee

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to reopen the nominating process for a federal committee tasked with addressing automation within the transportation industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s federal advisory committee on automation has 25 members from the realms of manufacturing, politics, education, retail, insurance and Silicon Valley. But […]

News, Opinion

From the cab: Freightliner’s autonomous truck

The Freightliner Inspiration truck drove itself down the winding road and across the historic concrete arch-gravity Hoover Dam on the evening of May 5. At that moment, the term “AV” was probably jumped 10 places on the industry’s list of buzzwords. Just remember, autonomous vehicle doesn’t mean driverless. The driver is responsible for the safe […]

Analysis, News

DAT SOLUTIONS: Spot rates edge upward to start May

Load posts on DAT MembersEdge were up another 1 percent last week, though there was a much bigger jump in reefer load posts now that we’re in produce season. Truck posts fell 1 percent, which pushed load-to-truck ratios higher for each trailer type. Rates for all three equipment types responded, too, moving higher compared to […]

Elections, News, State

Maine, Florida, Oregon voters decide on tax increases, issuing bonds

Voters in Florida and Oregon decided this week whether to make it more difficult for state legislators to enact tax increases. Elsewhere, Maine voters decided whether to tap bonds for road and bridge work. Maine Question 3 Voters in Maine gave the go-ahead this week once again to tap millions in bonds for transportation uses. […]