Max Heine

Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year. A new, and likely more restrictive, hours of service rule is expected. Carriers are steadily adopting electronic onboard recorders. More emissions-related regulations start in California during 2012, and medical certification will be more closely tied to the CDL. Then there’s the economy, favorable to trucking lately but still showing signs of serious weakness. What’s an owner-operator to ...

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18 wheels, 12 months, 1 cool calendar

Don't bother with fighting the crowds at shopping malls for ordinary consumer merchandise when you can find trucking-related gifts at the OverdriveOnline store.

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Factory freight finishing strong

Owner-operators with hauls tied closely to factory output should see good demand through year-end, based on today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management.

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Hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

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Online trucker network launches Monday

The host of the online radio trucking  program “Dispatch Me Home” is starting an online network of the same name with additional music and other programming. It will launch at 10 a.m. CST Nov. 21, says host Big Al Weekley. The network is based at www.DispatchMeHomeRadio.com. Weekley produces the network with Bruce Wieser, known as “Mayor Bandit,” the founder of the social existing Dispatch Me Home trucker social website, www.DispatchMeHomeext.ning.com. The expanded format will include trucking news and ...

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The year-end tax dance

One benefit of good cash flow management is having leeway in covering costs. The end of the year is a good time to put that flexibility to use to reduce your income tax bill on April 15.

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Tonight: Chat with ex-IRT bad boy Dave Redmon

Sign up for a free live chat session with Dave Redmon, who was fired from the "Ice Road Truckers" TV series.

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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