Business

Knowing if you’re ready to buy

Assessing net worth relative to your age says more than you think about your ability to purchase a truck and succeed as an owner-operator.

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Two more class action suits filed against Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has now been sued for a second and third time in response to federal allegations that it defrauded carriers out of tens of millions of dollars in a rebate withholding scheme over nearly a decade-long period.

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Detroit’s automated-manual transmission coming to U.S. market

The Detroit DT12 automated-manual transmission that will be available exclusively in Freightliner Cascadia models equipped with Detroit DD15 engines starting next month.

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188 cargo thefts recorded in first quarter of 2013

In the quarter, 188 thefts were recorded, with an average loss value of $141,266 per load stolen.

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CDL holders no longer have to report out-of-state traffic violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week that it has finalized amended rules for commercial driver's licenses, removing the requirement of CDL holders to notify their home state — the state that issuing the CDL — when they are convicted of traffic violations outside of their home state. Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions. Regulations previously required both the CDL holder ...

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Start preparing now for April 15, 2014

Some of you might have gotten a little sticker shock from your forced donation to the IRS last month. If that’s prompted a midyear resolution to cut costs and get better organized, here are some tips.

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Diesel hits lowest point since August

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel fell for the eighth consecutive week to $3.887.

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Traffic congestion increases, could be economic indicator

In its latest report, the Traffic Scorecard, Inrix says 2013 saw a 4 percent increase in traffic congestion in the first quarter this year over 2012, which saw a 22 percent drop in congestion.

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Four ‘chameleon’ trucking companies ordered to shut down

The four companies were using the same trucks, drivers and managers yet operating under four different names.

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How to DataQ: 9 tips

Indiana State Police DataQs coordinator Michael Wilson shared these at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance workshop April 22, 2013.

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