Business
Government, Business

DOT Extends Comment Period on Its Regulatory Review to Dec. 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the public comment period to Dec. 1 on its review of a number of existing “economically significant rulemakings” ranging from a final rule on Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to a final rule establishing minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial motor vehicle operators.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology

Communication Helps With Driver Hiring, Retention

Recruitment David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Finding and retaining qualified drivers can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but there are some human resources firms offering alternatives to old-fashioned interviews to get them on the road.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $2.912 a Gallon as Oil Slips

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.3 cent to $2.912 a gallon, marking its first decline in more than a month, the Department of Energy reported Nov. 20.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Government, Business

Capitol Christmas Tree Hauled by Award-Winning Montana Owner-Operator

The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680 The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680. (TruckPR/Flickr)

The nation soon will celebrate lighting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which has been hauled by veteran driver Larry Spiekermeier for Whitewood Transport.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2017
Government, Business

Gautreaux Starts as No. 2 at FMCSA

The country’s regulatory agency for trucks and buses has a new deputy administrator in Cathy Gautreaux.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Business

Florida's Citrus Industry Struggles After Irma

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Florida’s citrus crop is being counted as a major casualty of September’s Hurricane Irma, with some predicting the harvest could drop to levels not seen for more than 75 years.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems, maker of automated warehouse robots. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant.

Kim Bhasin and Patrick Clark | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Lease or Buy?

Penske Leasing Penske Leasing

The decision between leasing or buying new trucks often comes down to dollars and cents, and can have far-reaching effects on a company’s long-term finances, industry experts said.

Fran Matso-Lysiak | Equipment Editor
November 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Experts Say Fleets Should Prepare for New Lease Accounting Rules

Penske Truck TT File Photo

Fleets that lease their trucks should start preparing now for new lease accounting rules that begin taking effect for public companies at the end of next year, accounting professionals and industry experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
November 20, 2017
Business, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Executive Ruled Out Defrauding U.S. Postal Service

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The former Pilot Flying J executive who spent three days as a government witness hoping to garner a drop in the prison term he faces was once too afraid of jail to fleece the government, secret recordings showed.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 20, 2017

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