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Diesel price increases for just third time in 7 months

The increase is also just the third week-to-week increase since early July 2014 — a streak that saw the country’s diesel price hit its lowest point since November 2009.

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Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

WDOT is seeking $17 million from the defendants — the cost of the response to and repair of the collapse, it says.

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POLL: Percentage, mileage, hourly — what’s the ideal pay package?

Assuming an hourly rate for detention, what pay scheme do you view as most preferable: pay-per-mile, percentage or hourly packages?

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OOIDA: Small biz regulatory bill good for owner-operators, small fleets

A bill making its way through Congress currently — most recently clearing the U.S. House — is being lauded by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association as a win for owner-operators and other small trucking companies.

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Labor news: West Coast ports near shutdown, Teamsters withdraw Con-way vote

Labor disputes continue to plague West Coast ports, and according to the Pacific Maritime Association, 29 ports on the country’s Pacific edge could shut down within days unless a deal is struck between them and port workers.

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‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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Overdrive up for two Jesse H. Neal awards

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills is once again a finalist in the Jesse H. Neal editorial awards program, this year in two categories: Best Subject-Related Series of Articles and Best Range of Work.

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The changing face of incentive-based compensation

Performance-based pay schemes for drivers are increasingly a part of carriers’ pay packages, more and more carriers putting potential increases in the driver’s own hands.

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2,400 trucking jobs added in January; December sees big revision

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,400 jobs in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. December's gains were also upwardly revised by several thousand.

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TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.

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