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Lawsuit against CSA could see decision within 6 months, attorney says

Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months -- meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.

Audit your drug/alcohol testing consortium

Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could ...

Owner-operators: Master the credit game

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

The smell of an EOBR by any other name

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

Computing the owner-operator business — Part 2

Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.

Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for ...

NASTC’s ‘Daily Fuel Hedge’ and discount program

Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.

Fuel prices top owner-operator challenges

Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a trucking company?

NASTC president David Owen answered the question in the association's new entrants seminar July 27, 2012.

Industry groups challenge FMCSA statement on SMS

The Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation and 12 other plaintiffs filed suit against the FMCSA on one of its publications.

Ferro introduced to CSA ‘8th BASIC': Driver turnover

Some watchers contend carriers' driver turnover rates should be considered in computing ultimate safety scores in CSA.

Pay Choice

A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.

Buy Right

Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.

Groups’ lawsuit would block CSA 2010 carrier disclosure

At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.

Featured Article: Renewed hope

As the economy stabilizes, owner-operators can emerge from debt and cope with tight credit markets by scrutinizing expenses and focusing on essentials.

Fractured freedom

In recent years, the long-standing relationship between employers and independent contractors has come under fire. Private organizations and p...

Plan B

Commercial development projects with longer lead times are still keeping some truck operators busy. Even that sector is slowing down and...

Get a load on

In addition to data about specific loads, the bigger matching websites provide critical information about broker credit ratings and aver...

Freight Finders

Successful relationships with brokers start by making them your sales force - not your boss. With CB and truck sto...