News en Landstar downplays chance of capacity crunch over ELDs <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Landstar System said it does not anticipate a significant capacity crunch when the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate takes effect this December, even though 24% of its owner-operators have yet to install the devices.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Regulations Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:39:00 +0000 20071 at OOIDA picks up latest Western Star for 'Spirit' tour <div class="node-body article-body">PHOENIX. The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has once again received a new Western Star 5700XE to power its “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer. The truck was presented to OOIDA at Western Star’s 50th Anniversary event here Thursday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:28:00 +0000 20061 at <p>Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, presents the keys to a new Western Star 5700XE to OOIDA&#39;s Jon Osborn and his canine companion Sassy. OOIDA and Western Star&nbsp;share &ldquo;a common mission&rdquo; of serving owner-operators and small business truckers, she said.</p> Dash Cam of the Week: Bad checks <div class="node-body article-body">You really have to wonder, sometimes: What were they thinking? But the short answer is: They weren’t. Too often on our highways people are getting mad and then getting stupid.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DashCam Trucker Jobs News Safety Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:18:00 +0000 20051 at Spot rates continue springtime thaw as loads climb <div class="node-body article-body">The national average spot truckload rates for van, reefer, and flatbed freight held steady during the week ending April 22, while prices in many major freight markets continued a slow springtime climb, reports DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Trucker Jobs News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:16:00 +0000 20041 at Budget showdown: Fiddling while truck safety burns? <div class="node-body blog-body">A looming government shutdown, a massive tax cut, a renewed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Wall: The Trump Administration and Congress have big, big plans to work through this week—but activity is not achievement. And lost in all the political posturing is a much-needed bureaucratic correction that, if not addressed, could undo hard-won truck safety gains.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Safety Running Lights Blog Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:51:00 +0000 20031 at Potholes in the road to self-driving trucks <div class="field-byline"> Neil Abt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Driver training, safety, cybersecurity among topics discussed in FMCSA session </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With nearly daily media reports detailing new breakthroughs of highly automated commercial vehicles (HACVs), it may seem they are almost ready for large-scale use. Yet a public listening session sponsored by the FMCSA illustrated just how many questions remainbefore the technology can become a reality on the nation’s highways.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucker Jobs News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:36:00 +0000 20021 at Case closed: New York to pay $44.4 million to truckers <div class="node-body article-body">OOIDA has wrapped up a class action lawsuit against New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance, with the state Supreme Court’s ordering New York to pay $44.4 million for an unconstitutional registration and decal fee.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:47:00 +0000 20011 at Roadmaster RM180+(EM) available for heavier steer axles <div class="node-body article-body">Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to its Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay verified steer tire line to accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. The RM180+(EM) is now available in load range H for tire sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:22:00 +0000 20001 at Continental certifies VDO Roadlog ELDs <div class="node-body article-body">Continental has announced that its VDO RoadLog ELD and VDO RoadLog ELD Plus meet compliance requirements for the FMCSA mandate that becomes effective Dec. 18. VDO RoadLog has been self-certified by Continental and is listed on the FMCSA list of registered ELDs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Regulations Technology Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:07:00 +0000 19991 at Collision mitigation to be standard on Peterbilt Model 579 <div class="node-body article-body">Peterbilt Motor Co. plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation safety system a standard feature on its Model 579 highway tractor starting July 1.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Safety Technology Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:00 +0000 19981 at