Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads and...
TA Chief O’Brien Carries Torch for Natural Gas
If you’re skeptical about the future of natural gas in trucking, meet Thomas O’Brien, president and CEO of TravelCenters of America.
The Effects of the New Hours of Service
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change service ...
Are You On Top of Your Fuel Buying Program?
Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly defrauding ...
Learn to Read DataQs
DataQs, the online system for correcting CSA scoring, has the reputation of being cumbersome and unpredictable, but there’s a way for safety managers to get wha...
Veterans in the Driver's Seat
In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama ...
HDT Fleet Innovator Joe Cowan Building a Dream at Cowan Systems
Early on, Joe Cowan had his sights set on football. He had a chance to play for the Baltimore Colts, but could not forget another dream he'd had since he was a ...
HDT Fleet Innovator Kevin Burch is A Hands-On Leader
Three years ago Kevin Burch, 55 at the time, slipped away from his president's office at Ohio-based Jet Express and went to driving school to get his commercial...
Bridging The Funding Gap
The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of Transporta...
Credit Crunch - Surviving The Storm
A month of financial turmoil has turned the economic forecast gloomy. Truckers will need good management to survive recession and the credit crisis.