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Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs. ...

+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

| September 30, 2014

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

What will a mandatory minimum insurance hike cost an owner-operator?

| September 16, 2014

Liability insurance, particularly for new owner-operator businesses, can rank number one for in fixed costs for an independent without a truck payment -- $10K a year or more for a new business. If you've boosted ...

Independents: How much liability insurance do you carry?

| September 16, 2014

With FMCSA preparing a rule to increase the minimum level of required liability insurance for carriers, this rule probes current levels of coverage among owner-operators with their own authority.

PA Turnpike tolls to rise again in 2015

| June 24, 2014

The increase, which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2015, will boost the most common tractor-trailer class toll from $8.62 to $9.05 for E-ZPass customers and from $12.15 to $12.80 for cash ...

‘Haul it for free?': Readers sound off on recent hours study

| January 23, 2014

Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should focus on efficiency rather than ...

Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

| December 07, 2013

Any fuel-tax hike must come with "iron clad' provisions on misuse of funds for purposes other than highways, readers note -- meantime, the recent tax-hike bill's chances of passing?....

Tough health care choicesPodcast

| November 01, 2013

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus far.

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