Business

Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | August 27, 2014

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment.

If it ain’t broke, still fix it

Bruce Mallinson | August 26, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine ...

Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

| August 25, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has now fallen eight straight weeks, dating back to the week ended July 7.

IdleAir adds four Pilot stops, five dedicated facilities

| August 25, 2014

IdleAir announced at the Great American Trucking Show last week it now operates five dedicated facilities with single terminals in conjunction with C.R. england, Con-way Truckload, CalArk, Werner Enterprises and TSA/Panamex. The truck stop electrification service ...

Kevin Rutherford emphasizes clarity of mission, strategy at GATS Partners in BusinessPodcast

| August 25, 2014

In this podcast audio from the GATS Partners in Business seminar, Rutherford explores the difference between detail-heavy business tactics and what many owner-operators clearly need: defined goals and mission that amount to clear strategy.

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