Business

The bar goes up on fuel surcharges

In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.

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Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.

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Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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DOT begins audit of FMCSA’s compliance with 34-hour restart study requirements

The OIG says its objective is to “determine whether FMCSA’s design and implementation of the restart study complies with the requirements of the act.”

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Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

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New free load board on the way

Apex Capital pitches its new NextLoad.com load board as unique in delivering robust filtering/alert/search capability in a free board.

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West Coast ports reopen after labor dispute threatened closure

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened Monday following partial closures of the weekend spurred by the ongoing labor disagreements between port employers and unionized dockworkers. The labor dispute pertains to 29 West Coast ports.

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

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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