Max Kvidera

Truckers take more sick days

The median number of days truckers missed work because of health issues rose to 17 days in 2008.

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Florida Turnpike moving to cashless tolling

Tollbooths are expected to be removed by February 2011.

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Keeping track of your expenses

You pay a price to be an owner-operator, not only in your commitment to finding freight and keeping your truck running but in the expenses required to get your business off the ground and on the road. You're faced with decisions about your equipment, your business partners and your region and other operational choices, such as whether to lease out or drive independently. All these decisions will have an impact on how much it will ...

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Path to own authority paved in paperwork

The process of getting your the authority itself takes about three to four weeks if everything goes smoothly. But you have to stay on top of it and know all the rules.

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Going independent or leasing to a carrier?

Owner-operators face the choice of starting their own business and running on their own or hiring out to a carrier. Each path has pluses and minuses.

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FMCSA to reconsider hours rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to conduct another rulemaking regarding hours-of-service regulations.

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NTSB pushes for sleep apnea program

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to begin a program to identify commercial drivers at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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FMCSA strikes on drugs, alcohol

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted its first national drug and alcohol strike force in September that removed 77 truck and bus drivers from the road.

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Mack, Volvo to merge, keep brands separate

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge Nov. 1 into a single organization called North American Trucks.

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