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‘Cheap diesel’ makes my eye twitch

"I think the FMCSA should implement a rule that says if anyone uses the argument that 'diesel is cheap'" to justify low rates "they are rendered a swift and brutal throat punch."

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POLL: What is your detention time worth?

How much is your time spent waiting at docks worth per hour? This poll looks at the range of what owner-operators and drivers expect from detention rates, such as they may be.

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Spot market rates: Downswing continues due to fuel prices, capacity, weather

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer — seeing noticeable declines.

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Trucker demand on the West Coast with the port backlog: Update

As of last week Tuesday, Los Angeles outbound was showing a load-to-truck ratio of 0.7 on DAT boards -- the company considers 2.5 a balanced ratio. Look for demand to heat up mid-March.

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Rates sink as capacity rises, fuel prices drop

Rates in all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell from December, according to Internet Truckstop’s data. Fuel prices may be the biggest culprit in rates’ downward trend.

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Readers sound off on FMCSA’s border move

U.S. truck operators see cheaper rates, more crashes and lower driver pay as possible effects of FMCSA's expansion of cross-border trucking with Mexico.

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POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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Business trending better in 2015, operators say

Four in 10 readers believe 2015 holds better prospects than 2014 for their businesses.

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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