Saia acquires Georgia-based Robart Transportation

Saia Inc. has acquired Robart Transportation Inc. and its subsidiary for $7.8 million, plus an earnout.

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FMCSA shuts down Tennessee carrier for multiple violations

The agency said it found multiple federal violations in hours-of-service compliance, driver qualification requirements, drug and alcohol testing and vehicle maintenance.

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Understanding Fuel Surcharges

There are no rules covering fuel surcharges. As with freight rates, anything goes.

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Dollars & Sense

There is more than one way to be a business owner in trucking.

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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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Ghosts of violations past

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

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Aug. 19: Evaluating Prospective Carriers

As part of Truckers News’ How to Become an Owner-Operator series, we are offering a free webinar Thursday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. (CST) to help you evaluate your options. Our featured speaker is Richard DeForest, ATBS vice president of fleet sales.

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Would you like fries with that?

Driver demand is higher than it’s been in more than two years. For leased owner-operators, it could be a good time to get updated on compensation packages and other lease terms, especially if you’ve been with the same carrier for more than a few years.

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