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As agency studies, one group wants increased insurance requirements for carriers

The MAP-21 law requires FMCSA study the minimum insurance requirement, but against the wills of other trucking groups, the Trucking Alliance is pushing for an increase.

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Easing into ownership: The successful path to lease-purchase

9 tips to help turn a lease-purchase in your favor.

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Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

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Trucking employment bucks trend, falls in May

Though payroll employment in the for-hire trucking industry has been mostly steadily been increasing, May bucked the trend, shedding 700 trucking jobs.

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The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing Transport

The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."

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Be wary: Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking place this week

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, will take place June 4-6 this year.

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Over regulation killing owner-operators, says ATA chair

Mike Card put it bluntly last week at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Las Vegas: The costs of complying with regulations in the trucking industry is smothering owner-operators and small fleet owners.

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Reefer, van rates skyrocket in May

Spot market rates for reefer and dry van loads leapt dramatically in May, a month that saw rates for all three segments rise and reefer rates hit an all-time high.

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

Infrastructure can’t handle truck size, weight increases, OOIDA says in public session

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association spoke against changing truck size and weight limits at a Department of Transportation session to gather public feedback.

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NJ bill bars owner-operators from drayage, gov. may veto

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not said if he will sign a bill that would bar owner-operators from drayage and parcel delivery service.

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