Business

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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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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FMCSA issues guidance on breaks in on-duty time

The guidance comes on the heels of the July 1 effective date of hours of service rule changes and clarifies guidance it says has an "effect of discouraging drivers from taking breaks" or documenting them in their logs.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

6 ways to cut your insurance costs

Whether you’re leased or running under your own authority, there’s plenty you can do to reduce costs when updating existing policies or shopping for new ones.

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Retreads: Modern money savers?

Do you utilize retreaded tires in your operation? If not, you could stand to save money doing so, says an in-depth look at the issue on Overdrive sister site CCJ.

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