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FMCSA attempting to fill the driver-training data void

| February 28, 2015

A national driver survey relative to training -- and a more in-depth study -- are ongoing, but won't be finished in time for the ELDTAC committee to utilize in work on a negotiated rulemaking.

To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

| February 25, 2015

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

Carriers’ crystal ball extending to recruiting

| February 12, 2015

Your next lease or employment application could well hinge in part on whether predictive, data-based recruiting models suggest you're a good fit for whatever fleet you hope to join forces with -- or not.

In the huddle with football, fleet stats

| February 05, 2015

GPS tracking/analytics software provider Fleetmatics' "Huddle Up" infographic riffs on answer to this question: "If fleets were football teams, how would they fare?"

Oregon: An edge on hours

| December 09, 2014

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

| November 25, 2014

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

Taking control of load-matching

| October 02, 2014

What has emerged through the years is the ability for owner-operators to quickly and accurately pinpoint the markets where they’re in high demand, even before arriving.

Riding the spot market boom

| October 01, 2014

Higher than typical volumes on the spot market coupled with tight trucking capacity are improving the rate landscape. Independents: Identify high-demand freight situations and negotiate for top dollar.

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