Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

APU financial incentives

Don’t endure another winter without idle-reduction equipment when there’s money to help you.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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Truck tax breaks sought

Truck representatives have sought a short-term 10 percent tax credit towards the purchase of Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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Mexico adds more tariffs

Mexico increased to 99 the number of U.S. products with retaliatory tariffs.

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Court rules on mover’s insurance fee

Mayflower Transit may assess a 10-cent per mile fee on its owner-operators to cover the cost of insurance.

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Grants awarded to cut emissions

OOIDA has been selected to receive $1 million to implement an auxiliary power unit project costing more than $2.3 million.

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Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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Overlooked niches

Advanced handling. Extra-heavy labor. Elaborate LTL logistics. Special hauls often require moreof an owner-operator than ordinary loads, but the financial rewards compensate well.

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Broker group offers online seminar on bond bill

The Senate broker bill would increase broker bond to $100,000 from $10,000.

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The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.

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