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New Fuel Efficiency Standards to Come for Trucking Industry

New Fuel Efficiency Standards to Come for Trucking Industry

A new, tougher set of fuel-efficiency standards for the trucking industry will be issued by March 2016 that are expected to provide benefits to the environment, but won’t be all good news for the trucking industry. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is worried new regulations will drive up the cost of new equipment even more than previous regulations, […]

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Employers Worried about Distracted Truck Drivers

Employers Worried about Distracted Truck Drivers

A survey conducted by Aegis Mobility indicates employers continue to be concerned about the risk and liability that comes from drivers using mobile devices on the job. 70 percent of companies have adopted written policies to curb mobile device use while driving. The third annual survey by Aegis asked 547 fleet safety and risk management […]

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Florida Truck Driver Uses Dummy Tank In Diesel Fuel Theft Attempt

Florida Truck Driver Uses Dummy Tank In Diesel Fuel Theft Attempt

Oregon State Police believe a Florida truck driver set up an elaborate diesel fuel theft scheme that involved the use of a dummy tank. Police discovered the driver’s diesel fuel theft attempt when an inspector, Richard Goins, noticed a large fuel tank under the trailer of the truck. Goins actually thought the container might have […]

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U.S. Diesel Prices Fall for Fifth Straight Week

U.S. Diesel Prices Fall for Fifth Straight Week

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), diesel prices have dropped in the United States for the fifth consecutive week, with prices dropping slightly from $3.96 to $3.95. As expected, though, while prices are dropping, they are not dropping at the rate they did at this time in 2013. Because of this, prices are actually […]

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