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+25 percent: What double the liability insurance coverage will likely cost

| September 30, 2014

One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.

URS: FMCSA begins deactivating carrier authorities with update-enforcement provision

| March 28, 2014

Part of the rationale for the system is a clean-up of FMCSA data – the agency has begun deactivating motor carrier authorities that are not being actively updated by set deadlines, depending on the motor ...

Readers debate New Entrant test

| March 13, 2014

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on ...

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

| January 23, 2014

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 ...

Looking for flexibility in the hours revision’s on-duty definitions change

| July 23, 2013

Observers and readers note the gray area in the change, where logging extended downtime waiting at shippers/receivers off-duty could be more easily interpreted as legal under news rules and off-duty regs guidance.

Where do you stand on immigration reform?

| March 27, 2013

Vote in our latest Hot Buttons poll on immigration reform law, and sound off in the comments.

Navistar holding steady in commitment to health, comfort

| September 25, 2012

An interview with David Allendorph, the company's director of innovation in design, overseeing a focus on comfort and health in the company's truck design.

Much to change, much to talk about: CSA

| August 30, 2012

The August 2012 MCSAC meeting saw a robust debate centered around the CSA programs flaws and ways to correct them. Here find a few bright (and in some cases dark) moments from the dialogue.

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