Business

Carrier ordered to pay back wages, rehire driver fired for refusing to drive over hours

A federal agency has ordered a Massachusetts carrier pay a driver $131,533 after firing him for refusing to drive after reaching the federal limit on hours.

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House bill would increase trucking insurance minimum by millions

A bill referred to the House's transportation committee last week would raise the minimum insurance required by trucking companies from $750,000 to $4,422,000.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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Broker organization sues over hike in bond requirement

AIPBA alleges FMCSA violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, given the agency did not conduct rulemaking to raise the minimum required broker bond from $10K to $75K, slated to go into effect October 1.

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Connecticut truckers welcome owner-operator law

A new Connecticut law dealing with independent contractor status is being embraced by owner-operator advocates.

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Hours changes premium: $300 down, more to come…

Wendy details losses incurred directly as a result of the new hours of service changes: "As of the 10th, we've lost approximately $300 due directly to the new laws."

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Sluggish rates, accessorials holding back equipment investment

More results from Transport Capital Partners' Second Quarter 2013 Business Expectations Survey show perceived inadequate rates hampering business investment for carriers of all sizes.

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Greening America’s fleet: The effects of EPA’s regulations on exhaust emissions

Infographic details how federal emissions standards implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reduced the amount of NOx and particulate matter from trucks and equipment.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Priceline pricing model comes to LTL loading

OneMorePallet.com is the latest business entity to attempt to apply the Priceline pricing model to some aspect of the trucking business -- in this case it's partial loads for half-empty LTLs.

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Wide left gone wrong — truck driver’s fault or not?

John Doe attempted to execute a wide left but still was struck by a bus whose driver didn’t turn sharply enough. Was this accident preventable by Doe?

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