Business

Truckers at Calif. port agree to $5 million settlement in wage theft case

The non-profit organizations say the company, QTS, Inc., and related entities such as LACA Express and Win Win Logistics, misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The companies then filed for bankruptcy to avoid liability for wage theft.

Read More

Diesel prices down another 2.3 cents during most recent week

Diesel prices have fallen five out of the last six weeks.

Read More

Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

Read More

Mailbag: ‘Major trucking issue’ — detention at shippers/receivers and its income, safety impact

How big is the problem of detention at shippers and receivers for American truckers? For readers of Overdrive, it's a "major issue," in the words of more than one you'll hear in this "mailbag" edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast.

Read More

FMCSA makes some hours exemptions permanent

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has retroactively adopted several regulations required by the FAST Act highway bill dealing mainly with exemptions.

Read More

Learn business tips, regulatory updates at GATS educational seminars

Seminars include updates to the electronic logging device mandate, information about owner-operator taxes and more.

Read More

Minor changes made to inspection regulations

A few minor changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) remove the ability for carriers to use roadside inspections as their required annual inspection, as well as clarify rules on correcting violations found during roadside inspections and more.

Read More

European truck makers hit with multi-billion-dollar fine in price fixing scheme

European regulators hit major European truck makers with $3.24 billion in fines this week, charging the company's broke anti-trust laws by colluding on truck prices for 14 years.

Read More

Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Dog days of freight, rates setting in?

"Bad news, good news," says DAT's Ken Harper, looking at the spot market picture within the last week -- less freight, suggesting the typically "Summertime Blues" this time of year may finally be settling in.

Read More

Mailbag: A primary tool in warding off post-crash litigation threats

"You’ve got to keep an eye out for every little detail and pass it on. If you’ve got a good insurance company, they’ll fight it for you.” As in crashes, as in other cases, says owner-operator Wayne VanHooser. “You’d be surprised how many times you can win when you do that.”

Read More