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FMCSA gets two extra weeks to issue response to ELD court challenge

FMCSA must now issue its response by June 15. The plaintiffs in the case, which includes the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and truckers Mark Elrod and Richard Pingel, under the new schedule now have until June 29 to file a court response to the agency’s brief.

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Partners in Business tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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Fuel prices continue increase, hit highest mark since November

Fuel prices across the United States continued to rise during the week ending May 30 with a 2.5-cent increase nationwide.

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Whining vs. changing: The case for personal responsibility

Part of Overdrive’s mission is to help owner-operators prosper as they choose their own destiny, an idea frequently echoed at Kevin Rutherford's CMC Live event.

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Ahead of nationwide June inspection blitz, Bendix and Goodyear offer tire prep tips

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz, which will focus this year on tire safety, will be held June 7-9. In advance of Roadcheck, Goodyear and Bendix have released some tips on tire safety to help owner-operators prepare for the inspection spree.

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Small carriers/owner-ops land 40% of freight contracted to large carriers, report claims

Freight being subcontracted to smaller carriers from larger ones is not news to the industry. But LaneAxis says its research shows the practice is perhaps more prevalent than previously though, given the large share of freight -- 42 percent of total bookings, says LaneAxis -- pushed to smaller carriers and owner-operators by some of the country’s largest.

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Truckers to FMCSA: Make sure medical examiners are on same page relative to sleep apnea

“FMCSA should get out of the medical field and leave it to the doctors,” Curl said. “Doctors should be the only ones deciding if drivers are fit to be on the road.”

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ELDs and privacy: Will requirement to track truckers derail DOT mandate?

The legal challenge against the DOT's electronic logging device mandate centers on the rule's requirement to track truckers within a one-mile radius while on duty, which opponents say violates truckers' Constitutional rights. Will the court agree?

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Spot market update: Slight demand improvements for van, reefer

Rates slipped a cent for vans and reefers but are recovering already this week, given tighter capacity and an increase in the fuel surcharge. Atlanta-Houston roundtrip -- splitting the return from Texas could be advantageous.

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Cargo theft firms warn truckers of increased theft activity during Memorial Day weekend

FWI said in past Memorial Day weekends, it has seen elevated theft levels up to 40 percent higher than non-holiday weekends, and in 2015, saw a record-high 15 cargo theft incidents averaging more than $600,000 in value.

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