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PA Turnpike tolls to rise again in 2015

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 customers.

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

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 raise rates/pass along costs...

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Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

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?....

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Tough health care choices

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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Obamacare upside for independent contractor model?

Only if insurance rates get reasonable, as it were, on the long-term basis.

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Some ACA health-insurance exchange premium detail made available

The Department of Health and Human Services' first limited release of premium data in federally run health insurance exchanges under Obamacare has finally come down. Find it here.

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ATRI: Cost of trucking fell in 2012 due to driver pay decrease

A trucking business cost $1.63 a mile to operate in 2012, according to a recently released report from the American Transportation Research Institute, down 4 percent from 2011 and driven mostly by a decrease in driver wages.

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The undeclared war on owner-operators

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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Weighing in on the hours changes

Reader response to the hours changes that went into effect July 1 show operational limitations, with implications for revenue.

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Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

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