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Be ready for second year of CSA

| December 22, 2011

CSA's first year might have seemed benign to you, but it’s still warming up. Be prepared for a closer acquaintance in 2012.

Angry about trucking? Occupy your business

| December 04, 2011

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 ...

Factory freight finishing strong

| December 01, 2011

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.

The year-end tax dance

| November 17, 2011

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 ...

When burned-out lights glare

| November 11, 2011

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.

Santa’s elves cranking out electronics

| November 01, 2011

Manufacturing continued growing in October, but at a slower pace than September, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

| October 25, 2011

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

| October 14, 2011

The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.

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