Business

An hourly future for driver pay?

There's evidence that legal and other pressures could lead to more prevalence for a time-based pay model, particularly for company drivers. Should a state-to-state patchwork of enforceable labor laws be the way forward?

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Pilot Flying J’s former president indicted in fuel rebate withholding scheme

Court records include transcripts of conversations -- secretly recorded by an FBI informant working for Pilot -- held between Hazelwood and other Pilot employees allegedly discussing the scam and how to use it against trucking companies who signed diesel fuel purchasing contracts with the truck stop chain.

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Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time

Cargo Chief head Abtin Hamidi wants to "change the way freight is bought and sold," he says -- the company plans to launch a lump-sum pay-for-time model in its contracts with independents and small fleets.

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Spot market rates update: Van, flatbed sink in January while reefer sees small gain

Spot market rate averages in all three major truckload segments compiled from January transaction data.

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Country’s average fuel price a fraction above $2 in latest report

Diesel prices dropped for the 13th consecutive week last week, falling to $2.008 per gallon.

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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in on turnover, rates, pay, working conditions and more

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a misnomer for other things, low pay chief among them.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Drivewyze to run four-state ‘e-inspection’ field demonstration

Drivewyze's e-inspection test will be expediting Level 3 driver inspections on lanes in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania in cooperation with enforcement departments and truckers running those areas.

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Overdrive a finalist in three categories in prestigious Neal business journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills have once again been named finalists in the prestigious Jesse H. Neal business editorial awards program. This year, Overdrive is a finalist in the Best Series category, and Dills is a finalist in the Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work categories.

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Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January

January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking industry, reported by the DOL as 1.465 million, is just over 24,000 jobs higher than January 2015.

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