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Landstar moving toward electronic logs

The fleet's new EOBR policy includes mandatory use for all new lessees with its Ranger and Inway fleets, and voluntary adoption for existing BCOs except in certain cases.

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Coffee, costs, photos, repairing CSA: Reader roundup

Rounding up reader views both serious and whimsical as 2013 heats up -- or cools down, as the case may be.

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One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

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Big success for ‘band together’ campaign

TA Petro has raised more than $750,000 in their three years of efforts to secure donations to the St. Christopher fund in exchange for wristbands.

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MADSEN: With more value-added services on trucks, driver value declines

If you missed this post to Phil Madsen's Learning Something New Every Day blog, from earlier in the month, give it a gander soon as you can. It's a must-read for the quality of analysis it gives to the expediting owner-operator's first experience with software that can, with an operator's permission, track his cell phone in lieu of utilizing an expensive on-board load tracker. Madsen -- rightly, in this case, we think -- refused to cooperate, ...

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Language of MCSAC / Medical Review Board recommended apnea guidelines — more from D.C.

Contrasting viewpoints coming together -- or not -- made for an interesting day today at the first of four days' worth of meetings of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Today's agenda was dedicated to drafting language toward formal recommendation to the agency of potential guidance to adopt in future rulemaking relating to sleep apnea and drivers' medical qualifications. For a roundup of what's in the recommendations as issued and some of the debate ...

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PIB TIP: KEEP UP WITH A CHANGING MARKET. Use your personal profit and loss statement to compare your performance with your business plan and budget. Your profit and loss statement should show weekly, monthly and annual costs and revenue, as well as miles driven and cost per mile. Compare your profit and loss report with your budget and figure out what changes you need to make to be profitable. The Partners in Business program is ...

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